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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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Report: Major sponsor becomes first to urge PGA Tour to hold peace talks with LIV

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According to The Telegraph, a major investor is urging both the PGA TOUR and DP World Tour to have “peace talks” with LIV Golf.

Johann Rupert, who is the chairman of Richemont, a Swiss luxury-goods maker, has invested over $100 million into the sport of golf.

South Africa’s richest man issued a statement to tournament spokespeople at St. Andrews for this weeks Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

“This is the Home of Golf and we are all here to celebrate golf,” the spokesperson said from St. Andrews. “There needs to be a cessation of hostilities which are threatening the future of the game we all love. People need to talk to each other to find a solution.”

There doesn’t seem to be any type of negotiation imminent between the rival tours. According to LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman, Jay Monahan hasn’t returned any of his phone calls since the inception of LIV Golf. Commissioner of the DP World Tour Keith Pelley has also expressed he doesn’t have much desire to work with Norman.

Patrick Reed and Peter Uihlein got a sponsors invite from Rupert. Although Reed withdrew with a back injury, many believe that Rupert was sending a message with how he used his sponsors invite.

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Report: LIV Golf closing in on deal to PURCHASE airtime with major network

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According to Golfweek, LIV Golf are closing in on a deal that will see the breakaway tour televised on Fox Sports 1.

The report indicates that LIV Golf will be paying Fox to air their product, which is unusual of television deals. Typically, the media company will pay a rights fee to the sports league to air the tournament.

Golfweek speculates that this move “will be widely interpreted as a failure to attract serious commercial interest in what it is offering.”

LIV Golf CEO had reportedly been shopping his product around to multiple media companies just as recently as a few weeks ago.

“We’re talking to four different networks, and live conversations where offers are being put on the table,” Norman told ESPN. “They can see what we’re delivering.”

LIV was still angling to receive a rights fee in the second year of the deal, but Fox reportedly declined to accept their proposal. Fox will be willing to renegotiate a rights fee at a later date.

The final two LIV events of the season, including a match play event at Trump Doral in Miami, Florida are planned to be shown on Fox once the deal is completed.

The arrangement is not yet finalized.

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Couple pull off insanely cool Masters-themed wedding

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There are golf fans, and then there are golf super-fans.

Matt Ziance, a former marketer for NBC Sports and the Golf Channel, proved that he and his wife Kate were simply obsessed by the sport, by making their nuptials an homage to the greatest of the traditional tournaments – the Masters.

 

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The wedding, on July 3rd this year, involved not just a nod to Augusta, and a Masters-themed cake, but an entire exhibition!

Included in the day were:

  • The couple’s nephews dressed head-to-toe as ‘ring caddies,’ dressed in white Master’s overalls and carrying the rings in golf-ball shaped cases.
  • Kate’s flower girl carrying a bucket of tees, balls and rose petals.
  • Personalized signs at the First Presbyterian Church featuring the Masters logo, with tables carrying the traditional Masters flag.
  • The duo’s entrance involving an attempt at a long-range putt
  • 5000 cookies, baked by Kate’s mom and referencing golf themes
  • Matt wearing an Augusta green jacket for the service, and golf socks, tie and custom Nike clothing for the reception party

The couple started playing golf together since their first date in 2020, and estimate they played over 60 rounds together last year.

No matter how many times they may have played, or the dedication shown to the sport, neither Matt and Kate have ever been to Augusta, though continue their bid at each lottery raffle.

Oh, and Matt also managed to arrange former associate Jim Nantz to present a short introduction and welcome to the guests – using his famous phrase – “Hello friends!”

As Matt says, “It was a wedding unlike any other.”

 

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The challenge is set.

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