Tiger Woods opens up to Golf Digest on future: ‘I don’t have to compete and play against the best players in the world to have a great life’

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For the first time since his single-car accident in February, Tiger Woods has spoken about his future on the golf course.

The 15-time major champion spoke with Golf Digest about his year since the Los Angeles accident, his return to golf as well as his son, Charlie. Last week Golfweek reported that the PNC Championship was holding a spot for the father-son duo who amazed fans at last year’s event.

“I don’t have to compete and play against the best players in the world to have a great life. After my back fusion, I had to climb Mt. Everest one more time. I had to do it, and I did,” said Woods. “This time around, I don’t think I’ll have the body to climb Mt. Everest and that’s OK. I can still participate in the game of golf. I can still, if my leg gets OK, I can still click off a tournament here or there.”

“I think something that is realistic is playing the Tour one day—never full time, ever again—but pick and choose, just like Mr. (Ben) Hogan did. Pick and choose a few events a year and you play around that,” Woods said. “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. And I understand it, and I accept it.”

Watch the full interview here.

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