MASTERS TRIUMPH COMPLETES TIGER WOODS’ REMARKABLE RETURN
Many thought he was finished as a golfer, but Tiger Woods produced the comeback of all comebacks as he ended an 11-year wait for a major championship in winning his fifth Masters title on Sunday
The 43-year-old reportedly said ‘I’m done’ two years ago at the Masters Champions dinner, but Woods turned back time as he won the 2019 title by one shot from Brooks Koepka. 메이저사이트
It’s been a long road to redemption for the American who has been blighted by injuries and off-the-course issues in recent years, and here we look back at Woods’ miraculous return to the top.
Woods rollercoaster journey to redemption
Back in 2008 Woods picked up his 14th major at the US Open, and what was more remarkable was that he did it on one leg.
Woods played the whole tournament with a broken leg, as well as a torn anterior cruciate ligament as he limped round to claim an amazing victory.
Many thought it would be simple for the multiple major winner – have the surgery and come back to dominate the sport once again.
It all began to unravel though as his off-course antics caught up with him. Rehab and divorce followed and his fall from grace was spectacular.
He eventually returned to the sport and while he regained the No.1 spot another major alluded him, and disaster soon struck as his body began to buckle.
He suffered nerve damage in his back and at times the then 14-time major winner could barely swing a club.
A fourth back operation at Harley Street wasn’t even sure to do the trick, but he made a return, however he proved to be reliant on painkillers to help get him through and a further low saw him arrested in 2017 after being caught at the wheel of his car slumped at the wheel of his car.
He eventually returned and was at one stage ranked as low as 1,199th in the world.