Tiger Woods

Golf fans will have to wait a few more weeks to watch Tiger Woods play again.

The 15-time major champion was forced to pull out of this week’s Hero World Challenge, a tournament he hosts in the Bahamas, because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

Woods said doctors told him that the condition is related to severe injuries he suffered to his right leg and foot in a car wreck outside Los Angeles in February 2021. Woods also revealed that he had two additional surgeries during the past year.

Woods, 46, said he still planned to play in two events next month because he can use a cart. Woods and world No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy will battle Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas in the latest edition of The Match, which is scheduled to be played on Dec. 10 at Pelican Golf Club outside Tampa, Florida.

Woods also is slated to play with his son, Charlie, in the PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida, on Dec. 17-18.

On Tuesday, Woods met the media for the first time since the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews in July. He spoke on a plethora of topics, including his health, future plans, the PGA Tour’s ongoing battle with LIV Golf and other subjects during a 30-minute news conference in the Bahamas.

Were you surprised you weren’t able to play in the Hero World Challenge this week?

WOODS: Well, as I was ramping up and had to walk more, the worse it got. So when you get plantar fasciitis, the worst thing you can do is walk, and I was walking more and more and more, trying to get my legs ready for this event, and I just kept making it worse. So [I] had to shut it down and, unfortunately, be the host of the event and Ranger Rick out here. So I can do that.

What is your goal for next year in terms of how many tournaments you want to play?

Golf fans will have to wait a few more weeks to watch Tiger Woods play again.

The 15-time major champion was forced to pull out of this week’s Hero World Challenge, a tournament he hosts in the Bahamas, because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

Woods said doctors told him that the condition is related to severe injuries he suffered to his right leg and foot in a car wreck outside Los Angeles in February 2021. Woods also revealed that he had two additional surgeries during the past year.

Woods, 46, said he still planned to play in two events next month because he can use a cart. Woods and world No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy will battle Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas in the latest edition of The Match, which is scheduled to be played on Dec. 10 at Pelican Golf Club outside Tampa, Florida.

Woods also is slated to play with his son, Charlie, in the PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida, on Dec. 17-18.

On Tuesday, Woods met the media for the first time since the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews in July. He spoke on a plethora of topics, including his health, future plans, the PGA Tour’s ongoing battle with LIV Golf and other subjects during a 30-minute news conference in the Bahamas.

Were you surprised you weren’t able to play in the Hero World Challenge this week?

WOODS: Well, as I was ramping up and had to walk more, the worse it got. So when you get plantar fasciitis, the worst thing you can do is walk, and I was walking more and more and more, trying to get my legs ready for this event, and I just kept making it worse. So [I] had to shut it down and, unfortunately, be the host of the event and Ranger Rick out here. So I can do that.

What is your goal for next year in terms of how many tournaments you want to play?

Credit: ESPN

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