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Photo showing devastating extent of Tiger’s leg injury leaves fans in shock

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Tiger Woods is preparing to tee it up at next month’s final major of the year, having decided against competing at Brookline.

The 150th Open Championship will take place at the relatively flat Old Course at St. Andrews, which will be a welcome to Woods, who struggled with a persistent limp on his last outing at the PGA Championship.

Following his single-car accident last year, the condition of Tiger’s right leg has been the source of plenty of chatter amongst golf fans, and a new photo has emerged showing the devastating effect the horror crash has had on his leg.

@ZireGolf posted a photo of Woods posing with a young golf fan on Sunday, with the picture revealing the injuries and the effect the crash and surgery have had specifically on his right calf.

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Comments ranged from “Incredible he can still play” to “This proves he is the GOAT”, while fellow Tour pro Dylan Frittelli responded to the post, saying: “Now maybe people will give him the props he deserves for walking around Augusta and playing as well as he did this year!!”

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  1. emncaity

    Jul 26, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Do hope he’s OK, and anybody who thinks he can’t put together enough game for one good week at a major sometimes just hasn’t been paying attention.

    But as for the “GOAT” talk, sorry, he’s not the GOAT by any measure. Obviously he dominated his generation, and that’s all a player can do. On the absolute short list of best all-time players, sure.

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  3. Painter33

    Jul 2, 2022 at 7:58 am

    Hogan was 37 when he was injured, Tiger was 44, and their injuries were not analogous. There were questions of Hogan walking again, but Tiger would have lost his leg had he been injured in ‘49. Surgical advances and Tiger’s superior athleticism allowed him to play again. No doubt Hogan cane back and played well, but Tiger has indeed come from a deeper hole at a more advanced age. He may never win again, but coming back and competing was a huge victory.

    • Kelly Gallagher

      Jul 9, 2022 at 11:00 am

      I think people forget all too soon Woods caused his accident. Hogan did not. You are an idiot to compare the two together. Hogan saved his wife’s life by moving his body in front of her before the bus hit them. Woods drove at a reckless speed limit more than likely under the influence of drugs or booze or both. Both great golfers with one big difference. Hogan had class.

      • NO Class

        Jul 15, 2022 at 8:27 am

        Hogan was Racist but had class lol

        • emncaity

          Jul 26, 2022 at 1:24 am

          Try not to be such an infant.

          Hogan threw himself across his wife’s body to save her life. Anybody can complete the comparison after that.

  4. FRANK collins COLLINS

    Jun 30, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    I think its not fair that tiger can’t have a cart while playing until he gets better, has the pga tour lost their compassion for Tiger Woods look at his leg commissioner and give him a break the public want to see him play. knowing how strong mentally he is he would probably turn it down and you would have to sell the idea to him the country wants to see him get him back will you dont forget It was an accident the tour is loosing because of it change the bloody rules thanks

  5. Mitch

    Jun 29, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    Alex Smith-“That’s cute”

  6. Mitch

    Jun 23, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    Alex Smith-“Hold my beer”

  7. Lowe

    Jun 22, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    So far he ain’t no Hogan.

  8. Joe Duffer

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    CLICK BAIT! – it’s getting worse here than on YouTube! C’mon guys, give us honest reporting/headlines!

  9. Hooded 4-iron

    Jun 21, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    Tiger had one of the best runs of golf in the history of the game. But I don’t get the brave/hero/GOAT comments regarding all of his “comebacks.” They’re all from self-inflicted injuries that can be all traced back to his bad decisions. It’s hard to root for a guy who keeps hurting himself and the people closest to him over and over again due to bad decisions.

  10. Chuck

    Jun 21, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    It’s startling. Not just scarring; Tiger probably couldn’t care less about any scarring. But the deformation of his medial calf; that is remarkable. I actually wonder if the force of the car crash didn’t just cause a devastating tib-fib and ankle fracture but may also have reinjured his already-terrible knees?

    Compartment Syndrome is a potential amputation diagnosis. An orthopaedic emergency of the first order.

    Curious, were there ever any pictures of Ben Hogan’s legs after his 1949 accident? Nobody wore shorts then.

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  12. O

    Jun 21, 2022 at 1:21 am

    LOL

  13. Rich

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Hes a bum.

  14. Dave R

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    GOAT

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  16. Greg McNeill

    Jun 20, 2022 at 11:16 am

    People do not give Tiger the credit for his sheer willpower. Yes, he has elite talent and yes, his total devotion to and focus on the game produced, IMO, the best stretch of golf that has ever been played at the professional level. But what he’s been through since 2008 in order to still compete and win is nothing short of remarkable: the injuries, the surgeries, the crash, etc would have convinced the vast majority of golfers to call it a day. I mean, by the mid-2000s, he had already accumulated more wealth than he could ever need.

    I’ve been through post-surgery rehab- it’s hell. I can’t imagine going through that multiple times in order to compete without there being any guarantee that I would ever be competitive again.

    • IR

      Jun 21, 2022 at 12:48 pm

      Nothing more than Woods sycophant rantings. What a joke. There have been many athletes that have been through worse and won championships.

      • Joe

        Jun 26, 2022 at 11:56 am

        bohooo nothing worse than a Tiger hater. I bet you cried in your mommy’s pillow when he won 2019 masters.

    • dixiedoc

      Jun 21, 2022 at 2:24 pm

      Most of Tiger’s injuries have been self inflicted. If you see a picture of Alex Smith’s leg it makes Tiger’s look normal. BTW Alex played quarterback in the NFL the year after his injury which is much more stressful than walking Augusta.

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A LIV attorney just created total confusion over the prize money situation on the breakaway tour

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A highly debated topic among media and fans has been whether or not prize money is counted against the upfront bonus players received when joining LIV Golf.

Originally, Brandel Chamblee of Golf Channel tweeted (now deleted) that prize money was counted against the signing bonus.

His tweet was met with plenty of backlash, and a LIV spokesperson came out and denied those claims during a press conference.

“I just wanted to address Alex’s question earlier when you were asking about the prize purses and if they are in addition to the contracts,” she said. “The prize purses are in addition to. There is no draw at LIV Golf on any finances. We just wanted to, on the record, it’s in addition to. And while you guys have, this is your first event, but you should know that from your contracts. You can attest to it. Thank you guys.”

According to the LIV attorneys during yesterday’s trial surrounding three LIV golfers who were attempting to be allowed in the FedEx Cup playoff field, Chamblee may have been correct in his initial claim.

Chamblee took the opportunity to remind Twitter that he was right all along.

For what it’s worth, LIV still claims that contract money is separate from prize money.

After all is said and done, nothing appears to be any clearer.

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‘No hard feelings or anything like that ‘ – Rickie Fowler explains decision to split with longtime caddie

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Rickie Fowler is getting ready to compete at this week’s Playoff opener after squeezing into the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings.

The 33-year-old is looking to overcome a poor run of form that has seen his star fade, with the former World Number 4 now languishing outside the top 150 in the world.

Ahead of this week’s FedEx Cup opener, Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis first reported that Fowler had split from longtime caddie Joe Skovron who had been on Fowler’s bag since Rickie turned pro in 2009.

Speaking on the split, Fowler told Lewis:

“It happened Friday night when we finished up in Greensboro. Told Joe I wasn’t really gonna go into details on who brought up the decision or who made the decision or anything like that. We’ve always been a team, we always will be a team, he’s like a big brother to me. Friendship and all that comes first.

No hard feelings or anything like that, I just thought it might be the best option for the current time, but by no means does this mean we’re not gonna rekindle the flame in the future or anything like that, but I know it’s been tough on both of us.” 

Ben Schomin, the tour operations manager for Cobra Puma Golf, will caddie for Fowler this week in Memphis. Schomin filled in for Bryson DeChambeau last summer following his own split with his caddie, and per Fowler, nothing is decided yet on a long-term replacement.

“Still don’t know where I’ll end up,” Fowler told Lewis. “I got Ben on the bag for me this week. I thought about who I am gonna bring in for kind of a one-off, or this could kind of be next week as well, just depending on how we play this week.”

Fowler has competed in 17 events this season, missing the cut in eight and failing to register a top-20 finish in any.

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Judge rules against LIV trio’s FedEx Cup suspension appeal in early victory for PGA Tour

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On a dramatic day off the course in the world of golf, a federal judge denied Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones’ application for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the PGA Tour.

The result means that the trio will now miss out on this year’s FedEx Cup Playoffs that get underway this week.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs made the case that the three golfers were being unfairly blocked from competing in the FedEx Cup playoffs. On the other side, attorneys for the PGA Tour argued that all the golfers stood to suffer was solely money related, therefore not meeting the standard for “irreparable harm.”

After almost two and a half hours, Judge Freeman ruled in favour of the PGA Tour and denied the trio a TRO, concluding that the three players had “not established irreparable harm.”

Following the verdict, LIV Golf released a short statement saying they were disappointed that the trio “won’t be allowed to play golf.”

Gooch, Swafford and Jones are due to return to the courtroom along with seven others for the bigger antitrust suit filed against the PGA Tour. The suit alleges that the PGA Tour has been unlawfully sanctioning them for signing on with LIV Golf. 

At the close of Tuesday’s case, Judge Freeman indicated that the larger antitrust lawsuit could be heard in the fall of 2023.

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