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Tiger Woods reveals how close he was to having leg amputated after crash

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In an exclusive interview with Golf Digest, Tiger Woods revealed how close he was to losing his leg following his near-fatal crash back in February.

Speaking to Henni Koyack, Woods opened up on the seriousness of the injury and how at one stage, he feared losing his leg altogether:

“There was a point in time when, I wouldn’t say it was 50/50, but it was damn-near there if I was going to walk out of that hospital with one leg.”

Woods added that once he knew his leg would not need to be amputated, then he had to worry about his hands:

“Once I (kept it), I wanted to test and see if I still had my hands. So even in the hospital, I would have Erica (girlfriend), and Rob (McNamara, friend) throw me something. Throw me anything.” 

In the 40-minute interview, Tiger also discussed his future, where he admitted that his full-time playing career is over but that he plans to return to Tour to pick and choose the odd event to compete at.

“I think something that is realistic is playing the Tour one day, never full time, ever again, but pick and choose, just like (Ben) Hogan did. Pick and choose a few events a year, and you play around that, you practice around that, and you gear yourself up for that. I think that’s how I’m going to have to play it from now on. It’s an unfortunate reality, but it’s my reality. I understand it, and I accept it.”

Back in May, Woods spoke about the intenseness of his rehab, and in this week’s interview with Golf Digest, the 15-time major champion went into detail on the difficulties he faced.

“In a hotel room, and I’m hooked up with wires everywhere and people poking and prodding me at 2-3 in the morning for more bloodwork. It was just like, c’mon. You know? How much is enough?”

As for his current position on his road to recovery, Tiger told the publication that he isn’t yet at the halfway point in his recovery, and his back is also still a major issue.

“I have so far to go. I’m not even at the halfway point. I have so much more muscle development and nerve development that I have to do in my leg.

At the same time, I’ve had five back operations, so I’m having to deal with that. As the leg gets stronger, sometimes the back may act up. It’s a tough road.” 

Tiger Woods is set to hold a press conference today at 9 a.m ET at this week’s Hero World Challenge, where he is the host of the event.

 

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Bryson DeChambeau reveals his distance goals for 2022

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Three weeks ago, a high-profile Cobra testing session involving both world number 8 Bryson DeChambeau and two-time World Long Drive champion Kyle Berkshire took place.

Whilst Berkshire clocked a record ball speed of 233.4, the ten-time winner wasn’t exactly disappointed with his own personal best of 221mph, and he believes this is coming to the PGA tour.

Promoting the upcoming Saudi International, the 2020 U.S Open winner commented,

“This year I’ll hit it even further. Once I get into some lower lofted heads that I’ll be getting this week or next week, you’ll be seeing some much longer drives.”

Clear leader in the driving distance stats on tour, many pundits question the pursuit of length to the possible detriment of the rest of his game, but Bryson isn’t to be tamed. He added:

“We’re getting close to having something that we can get working at 200mph ball speed that will work on tour. I’m super excited and happy with Cobra. We came to a bit of a sticking point last year but we’ve worked together and burst through that wall.”

Only 25th at the season opener, the Tournament of Champions, he withdrew from this week’s Sony Open with an injury to his left wrist, which had been ‘bothering me for about three or four weeks now.’

Bryson continued, ”All the speed training has definitely taken a toll on my muscular structure. Now, it’s got to a point where I’m putting so much speed and force into my wrist.”

With some driver-friendly events coming up, Bryson is going to see plenty more interest in his long game to begin 2022.

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‘Too invasive for me’ – Bryson snubs Netflix docuseries

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As reported yesterday, Netflix is currently filming a docuseries profiling some of the biggest names on the PGA TOUR.

However, Bryson DeChambeau will not be one of those big names.

In a virtual news conference on Thursday to promote the Saudi International, Bryson explained why he didn’t want to be a part of the series:

“There’s a lot of factors going on in that. One, there wasn’t a deal that was struck that was very well for my side of it. I love Netflix. I watch it. I have a great time with it. But just for me, it wasn’t right at the present moment.”

DeChambeau has been busy with his own content, releasing videos showing his insane ball and clubhead speeds and is approaching 900,000 followers on Instagram, and added to reporters on Thursday:

“They’re getting a pretty dang good look inside my life [from YouTube]. And to have more people come in and go even further, which is almost impossible for what I’m giving out, is just too invasive for me.

There’s a lot of great people on there. If I was to go on there, yeah, it would be cool to see, but I feel like there’s a lot more interesting stories. You’ve got Harry Higgs. You’ve got numerous others.” 

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Tour pro withdraws from Australian PGA after slicing hand mid-round

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After being postponed twice because of Covid, you would think the dominant story at the Australian PGA might be the first-round lead, held by world number 1387 Louis Dobbelaar.

However, in a bizarre incident Damien Jordan grabbed the headlines with a withdrawal, according to Australian Associated Press, due to ”slicing his hand trying to move a stake on the course.”

Full details are not clear as yet but Golf Australia’s editor, Jimmy Emanuel, first reported on the accident on Twitter, posting that Jordan “went to move a stake on course and sliced his hand the entire width from top to bottom. Quite heavy bleeding so off to see a doctor.”

At the event itself, Dobbelaar leads at 7-under and by one from Aaron Pike and Jediah Morgan with short-priced pre-event favourite, Min Woo Lee, just four behind.

Over at the accompanying WPGA event, Su Oh has a clear lead after the first round, being three shots clear at 5-under the card.

They all may ask their caddies to move boundary markers for the rest of the event.

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