Tiger Woods scared us all last weekend when he left the Bridgestone because of his back. He recently had back surgery, so another possible back injury was the worst thing that could have happened to Woods. In the aftermath, many people thought Woods should sit out the rest of the year. I have to agree with those people, but he thinks otherwise and will be partaking in the 2014 PGA Championship, which could be a big mistake.
Are you definitely in for tomorrow? Woods: “Yeah.” pic.twitter.com/MiC3e6jP5vAdvertisement
— Golf.com (@si_golf) August 6, 2014
Tiger, I know you want to break Jack Nicklaus‘ majors record, but do you really think this is the best way to do it? To keep getting injured, entering tournaments not 100 percent healthy and then getting injured even more? If Tiger actually wants to play another 10-50 years (okay, 10-15 years is more reasonable), then he needs to be healthy.
By healthy I don’t mean take some time off, and then return when he thinks he is 100 percent. What would be better is to take a LOT of time off, play a bunch of rounds when he is actually healthy and then return to the competitive world of golf when his injuries aren’t even a topic anymore.
Regardless, it will be great to see Tiger playing this weekend. After all, he is the best player to ever play the sport and many people, including myself, want to see him succeed.
However, he is not even close to being on top of his game, making his chances of actually winning this weekend that much more unlikely. The main thing is the fact that he could end up in even more pain. He should have just sat this one out, but it is what it is.