Golf News: Tiger Woods was all smiles ahead of this weekend’s PNC Championship when he will compete for the first time since his leg was crushed in a car accident in February.
In Orlando, Florida, the 15-time major winner will compete alongside his 12-year-old son Charlie, months after a vehicle accident that nearly resulted in his leg being amputated.
Woods expressed his gratitude to the fans by telling an on-course reporter that he was “overwhelmed.”
“The folks have been extremely welcoming, warm, and caring. I didn’t anticipate it to be this way, but it’s been amazing, and I’m really grateful “he stated
On Saturday, Woods and his son Charlie will tee off with good buddy and world number six Justin Thomas, who is playing with his father Mike, at 12:18 p.m. ET (1718 p.m. GMT).
When asked how it felt to swing a golf club again, Woods said with a chuckle: “When you ask me, it depends.
“It’s starting to hurt a little more now.
“It’s great to be out here playing again, and it’s even better to be out here with my son like this.”
When the 45-year-old won the Masters in 2019 to snap an 11-year major championship drought and win his fifth green jacket, he cemented his status as one of golf’s toughest opponents.
Woods, on the other hand, said his return to the course this weekend was more about spending time with his kid, who has wowed fans with his tremendous drive.
“We’re here to have a good time,” Woods remarked. “And I told (Charlie) that having fun was the most essential thing to do this week. Scoring will take care of itself because we’ll be feeding off each other, but make sure we communicate and have fun.”
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