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New video charts the depths of Tiger’s excruciating back injury in his own words

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Tiger Woods’ spinal fusion in 2017 gave way to arguably the greatest sports comeback we’ve ever seen. Now, golf fans have access to the incredible injury comeback story thanks to Centinel Spine’s eight-minute feature ‘Tiger Woods: Reborn’.

The eight-minute special sees tour footage mixed with intimate revelations from Tiger himself to tell the story of the 15-time major champion’s agony to the procedure which allowed him to return and win the 2019 Masters.

In the feature, Tiger spoke about the excruciating pain in which he was in for years prior to the spinal fusion surgery, saying 

“When I swung a golf club, it felt like I was playing the game bloody knuckles.”

Woods also spoke about how the pain, which he describes as “off the charts”, left him entirely immobile, revealing that he wouldn’t shift from his living room chair which he would sleep in as he “just couldn’t move”.

The special charts Woods’ journey, from the process behind his decision to go for the surgery, to his recovery, and ultimately to his epic return to the course which led to his fifth green jacket.

Check out the full video of ‘Tiger Woods: Reborn’ here.

 

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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The DailyWRX (8/14/2020): Trottie’s iron spin cheat sheet | More Beef | Johnny made Elk’s Twitter

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Seems simple…

But this is GOLD

I have no words….

I do love me some Poults though.

More BEEF please…

On a selfish note….

I made Elk’s Twitter….life goal complete.

The 40-60 sec mark is the sweet spot..

Trust the pros.

DM @johnny_wunder

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Caddie’s bunker infraction proves ruinous at U.S. Amateur 

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At the U.S. Amateur at Bandon Dunes a rare and cruel ruling on the final hole on Thursday evening put paid to Segundo Oliva Pinto’s chances in his last 16 match against Tyler Strafaci.

All tied up heading down the par 5 last, Oliva Pinto found the greenside bunker with his second shot. While assessing where to land his third shot, Oliva Pinto’s caddie, who is a local caddie from the resort, touched the sand with his hand which was deemed to have been testing the conditions of the bunker.

The local looper denied to rules officials that he touched the sand, despite the evidence proving otherwise.

Rule 12.1/a states that: before making a stroke at a ball in a bunker, a player must not deliberately touch sand in the bunker with a hand, club, rake or other object to test the condition of the sand to learn information for the next stroke. 

Unfortunately for Oliva Pinto, caddies are included in that rule, and the error in judgment proved fatal with the hole concession resulting in the end of the match.

Following the incident, Oliva Pinto was philosophical, saying: “What happened, happened”.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (8.14.20)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Cool shots of Merion Golf Club courtesy of Ben Keyser.

Digital camo finish on these TM MG2 wedges.

Slick looking irons from Ballistic Golf.

Positive thinking!

Which one you taking, WRXers?

Coming Sunday from NCW Putters.

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Drops Sunday.

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Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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