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Nick Faldo: Tiger Woods said his career was over in 2017

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It’s safe to say only the most optimistic of fans expected Tiger Woods would contend on the weekend at two major championships in the 2018.

We’ve heard murmurings that Woods himself doubted he would make a comeback, such as his 2015 “I think pretty much everything beyond this will be gravy,” remarks.

However, we’ve never heard explicitly that Tiger Woods thought he was finished playing professional golf. Sure, he’s said he didn’t know how well he’d be able to play and that he’s been surprised by his speed and power, but we haven’t heard anything as extreme as what Nick Faldo claims Woods said at last year’s Masters Champions Dinner.

Talking with Dan Patrick, Monday, Faldo had this to say.

“What he’s been able to do, Dan, is unbelievable, remarkable,” Faldo said. “To go from a frozen back, I know he whispered to another Masters champion two Masters dinners ago, ‘I’m done. I won’t play golf again.’ And here we are 18 months later.”

“He was in agony. He was in pain,” Faldo said. “The pain down his legs, nothing enjoyable, he couldn’t move.”

“What he’s been able to do is, it’s unbelievable, remarkable,” Faldo told Patrick. “To go from a frozen back—I know he whispered to another Masters champion two Masters dinners ago ‘I’m done. I won’t play golf again,’ and here we are, 18 months later…”

“No, I won’t mention the name, but he’s a Masters champion. He said ‘I’m done, my back is done.’ He was in agony, he was in pain, the pain down his legs, there was nothing enjoyable. He couldn’t move.”

Woods had his fourth back surgery April 20th, shortly after the Masters, which put him on the path that ultimately led to a runner-up finish at last week’s PGA Championship.

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  1. dog flog

    Aug 15, 2018 at 1:32 am

    If he lost his arms and legs he’d learn to beat you swinging the club with his teeth.

    • O sh t

      Aug 15, 2018 at 3:26 am

      No, he wouldn’t, but he would make for a nice gimp in the garage

  2. shane

    Aug 15, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Where there is a will there is a way… and Tiger knows his way in the game of golf… and life too. He’s a legendary hero of all golf loving nuts… notwithstanding his sordid past.

    • O sh t

      Aug 15, 2018 at 3:27 am

      His sordid past is what makes him. A rat

      • GC

        Aug 15, 2018 at 12:58 pm

        Okay. Captain Morality. I’m sure you’ve lived a wholesome life.

        • O sh t

          Aug 15, 2018 at 1:03 pm

          It has nothing to do with reflection on my parts lol why you bringing my life into it

  3. rex235

    Aug 14, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Watch CBS telecast, about who were the players to win both the US Open and the PGA Championship in the same years…

    Sarazen 1922
    Hogan 1948
    Nicklaus 1982? Wait! it was 1980 you blockheads….Watson won the US Open in ’82

    then…nothing.

    Yes, Brooks Koepka joined a very select group of players.

    The group also included the gentleman who finished 2nd this year.

    He won both in 2000.

    …But we’ve already heard and seen enough about him, haven’t we?

    It was mentioned as an afterthought, but to get Nicklaus’year wrong?

  4. Ted Cole

    Aug 14, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    I’m tired about hearing how Tiger came in 2nd. Let’s celebrate the performance of Brooks Koepka. It was sheer dominance. That’s should be the storyline.

    • Travis

      Aug 14, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      There can be more than one storyline.

    • larrybud

      Aug 14, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      Ratings didn’t go up 70-80% because of Koepka, no matter how great a tournament he played.

    • Mo

      Aug 14, 2018 at 11:07 pm

      This is the problem. He won by 2 it was far from sheer dominance.

    • The dude

      Aug 15, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      BK wins the grand slam……his marketability goes up a smidge ….and Tiger will still be the draw…..unfortunately

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (4.18.19)

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Very cool looking hat from Golf Sub70.

A photo which has caused a little stir on social media. Any thoughts, WRXers?

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Torched copper blade from Geom Putters.

Dormie Workshop and Dunning Golf going all out on the creativity front.

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Fun times on a collab with our good friends at Dunning Golf. We combined golfs most technical fabric curated by Dunning, with some good old fashioned leather(Worlds oldest natural technical material). . Our teams took a couple hours to whip these prototypes together and are stoked on the outcome! Keep in mind, these won’t be going into production. These are a teaser of what is coming next!! This was more of a “Rev the engine” test project. . Dunning X Dormie has crafted a serious line of covers and alignment stick covers that will be combined with sick alignment sticks from Bubba Whips! This player package is still under wraps and will be released soon. For now you’ll have to imagine how PURE this next collection will be. Think PURE…TOUR PURE.???????????????? . . #pga #pgatour #collaboration #unitedstates #handmade #halifax #anaheim #gq #instagolf #golfdigest #madeincanada #dunninggolf #mygolfspy #usa #golf #golfdigest #golfwrx #golfchannel #bestcovers #clean #forbes#dunning#bubbawhips

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Distinct looking work on this wedge from Impact Golf.

Bravery in the bunker from TJ!

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (4.17.19)

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“Pure Land O’ Lakes buttery goodness” I like it.

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Tommy, Tommy, Tommy…

How about this patchwork from Swag Golf? Sixteen different headcovers rolled into one.

Sharp looking flame-painted copper tour blade from GEOM Putters.

Selection of cool looking custom ball markers and divots tools.

One for the Game Of Thrones fans out there.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (4.16.19)

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“Hulk Smash” custom job from Embrace Putters.

WingTip Golf showing off. Especially with that beautiful looking flat-stick.

How about this for golf memorabilia?

Zach Johnson eat your heart out.

What do you think of Swag’s latest ball marker, WRXers?

Never write off the big cat.

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