It seems like over the last 14 months we as a society have endured way more than we should have ever had to. It started with the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, cycled right into COVID-19 and then didn’t let up with the horrible presidential election.
It seems like things are slightly better now and on the up and up but right when we got comfortable another curveball was thrown. Tiger Woods was involved in a horrible car crash on Tuesday and if we are being honest, he is incredibly lucky to just be alive at all. Tiger was recovering from another back surgery operation and was hoping to get back in time for The Masters in April. That obviously is not going to happen and there is a chance that we may never watch Tiger play golf again.
The good news is that Tiger will not be charged in this crash.
“We don’t contemplate any charges whatsoever in this crash,” Villanueva said in a Facebook Live chat. “This remains an accident. An accident is not a crime. They do happen, unfortunately.”
The bad news is that he is really badly injured and it is going to take intense physical rehab and a few tiny miracles for Tiger to ever get back to being close to what he was. According to CNN, here are the injuries that he suffered,
“Woods underwent a lengthy emergency surgery on his lower right leg and ankle at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the statement said. The leg fractures were “comminuted,” meaning the bone was broken into more than two parts, and “open,” meaning the broken bone was exposed to open air, creating risk of an infection, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anish Mahajan said in the statement.”
There has been a lot of talk about whether or not Tiger will make a comeback for the PGA Tour or whether something like this has completely shut down his career for good. Rory McIlroy weighed in on the situation and made a really compelling case for why golf should not even be mentioned right now around Tiger.
“He’s not Superman,” he told reporters, via Golf.com. “He’s a human being, at the end of the day. And he’s already been through so much. At this stage, I think everyone should just be grateful that he’s here, that he’s alive, that his kids haven’t lost their dad. That’s the most important thing. Golf is so far from the equation right now, it’s not even on the map at this point.”
This point is incredibly valid but I also don’t think you can blame golf fans who grew up on Tiger Woods to be hopeful that he can make one more shot at another major or tee off at hole 16 at Augusta. We love Tiger Woods, he is hands-down one of the greatest three athletes of all-time in regards to taking the world by storm and if this is truly it for him, it is really devastating. Let’s hope that Tiger has a successful rehab.
By: Matt Lively CruelFan.com