The man is a living legend and brings excitement to the sport like no one else can. Even though he’s knocking on the door of being 50-years-old (he turns 48 in December), he’s still just as electric and demands just as much of a crowd as he did when he burst onto the scene in the late 1990’s.
Just look at this crowd that was following Tiger during a practice round ahead of the 2022 Masters:
Long story short, when Tiger Woods is playing, golf is better off because of it. The only issue is that Tiger’s age and injury history aren’t doing him any favors when it comes to playing and competing in tournaments.
And because Tiger is teeing it up once again, after many thought he would start to slow down (or might not ever walk again) after a gruesome car crash in 2021, the golf world can’t stop talking about the return of the G.O.A.T.
In fact, golf broadcaster Taylor Zarzour went on SiriusXM PGA Tour radio to let other people know about some “rumblings” that he had heard about Tiger’s potential schedule for this upcoming year. Golf fans will be excited to hear what he had to say:
“On all accounts, and I’ve talked to a number of people down in South Florida that have been around Tiger lately, he’s not limping as much as he was.
He’s walking much better, and he’s telling people…he doesn’t say much about forecasting for the future, but he’s telling people that he thinks he can play 5 or 6 tournaments in 2024.”
"He's not limping as much as he was"
Taylor Zarzour gives an update on what he's heard about Tiger's health heading into The Hero World Challenge. pic.twitter.com/8nfl1H5W9R
HELL YES! Wait, sorry, I’m supposed to stay pretty neutral with these types of stories, let me rephrase that.
Exciting news indeed for one of golf’s greats. In the past couple of years, he’s still been hitting 300 plus yard BOMBS with his driver, and hunting down flagsticks, the only issue has been him walking the course because of his leg injury.
So hearing that he’s gearing up for “5 or 6” tournaments is phenomenal, and means that he’ll probably be gunning for the four majors (The Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, and The Open).
Get those “Let’s Go Tiger” chants ready to roll for 2024…