By | June 17, 2024

Tiger Woods thinks about retirement after U.S. Open confession

There has been much talk in recent years about the future of 82-time PGA Tour winner Tiger Woods, with the man himself questioning his future playing in the U.S. Open.

Tiger Woods’ future in professional golf was discussed again this week after the 15-time major winner admitted he could have played his last U.S. Open as runner-up at Pinehurst.

A new foray onto the main stage has proved difficult for the great Woods, with only his fourth appearance in 2024 after transitioning to a part-time playing schedule. Woods has been forced to limit his playing time in recent years after suffering career-threatening injuries in a car accident in February 2021.

Since then, in three years, the American has only made 10 competitive starts, the last of which took place at the US Open. Unfortunately, for Woods, his trip to North Carolina was short after missing the reduction on Friday.
From his week of 1974 in Thursday’s first round, Painerst test conditions broke Woods, finished the second round in seven tournaments, and missed two cups. A disappointed Woods questioned his future in the event.

“It’s one of those things you have to qualify to win a golf tournament,” Woods told reporters. “It’s really frustrating because in the form I’m in I can’t win tournaments, I thought I was good enough to compete. It just didn’t work. As for my last open championship or in the American championship, I don’t know what it is. “Maybe, maybe not.”

The comment sparked debate about whether the 48-year-old Woods, arguably the best player in golf since the early 20th century, is actually considering retirement after failing to repeat his strong form.

Woods previously spoke about his future at the Genesis Invitational in February, where he was forced to withdraw midway through the second round due to illness. Despite the difficulties that week and throughout recent competitions, tournament organizers said he still has a desire to continue competing.

“I still love to compete, I still love to play, I still love to be involved in golf,” he said earlier this year. “This is the game of my life and I never want to stop playing. I love being able to compete, I love being able to take the time and enjoy different conversations… I love that and I never want to lose that.”

In addition to withdrawing from the Genesis tournament, Woods made history again when he played in this year’s Masters in April, snapping a record 24 consecutive appearances at Augusta National. But the next day, after the worst round of his career, he broke the record for the wrong reasons.

His attention then shifted to the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in May, but it turned out to be a week to forget as the four-time winner missed the cut. Having seen his week end early in North Carolina on Friday, Woods’ next outing will come at next month’s Open Championship.

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