Special birthday for Tiger Woods who today celebrates 46 years. For the number one in golf of the last quarter of a century, the anniversary comes at the end of a truly complicated 2021. Last February, a serious car accident in Los Angeles put his career at serious risk.
First the operation on the right leg, with shattered tibia and fibula and screws and pins applied to the ankle and foot. Then, a long and painful rehabilitation. Therefore, the announcement of wanting to return to play, albeit on a part-time basis.
Then the long-awaited return to the PNC Championship (which was also his last event played in 2020) before Christmas with a close to victory (second place) alongside his son Charlie.
Tiger Woods, the birthday
Now a birthday to live alongside his family, with a view to the future.
In his own way The Big Cat aims to return to playing key tournaments in 2022 and to celebrate its 83rd position on the PGA Tour, a feat that no golfer has ever achieved before. And again: on March 9, 2022, the 15-time Major champion will officially enter the World Golf Hall of Fame.
The ceremony will take place at the PGA Tour venue in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, just on the eve of The Players Championship. The event of the top American circuit this year will offer a record prize money of twenty million dollars, the highest ever in the history of the competition.
A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty. This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship).
A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the “secret weapon” of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.
“He’s a good guy, he’s been through a lot as a sportsman and he’s the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I’m not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period.
” These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed ‘the Baltimore Shark’, important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. “The mental aspect is something I’ve worked on a lot with him lately.
I’m really lucky to have him around. Besides, he’s a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value.” This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.