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Tiger Woods says his day of playing golf full time are over

Tiger Woods

By Carol Ozemhoya | Across Black America

Tiger Woods says he’s probably never going to play golf full-time ever again, reports the Huffington Post. The legend of the links suffered serious leg injuries in a car accident last February and came clean to Golf Digest on his future plans. He admitted that going on the PGA tour full-time probably isn’t in the picture.

“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 told the publication.

“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.”

The 45-year-old injured himself after his car crossed a median and two lanes of oncoming traffic, hit a sign and traveled off the road, rolling several times before coming to a rest.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department later said the primary cause of the collision was Woods driving 84 to 87 mph on a road with a speed limit of 45. Woods said that after previous injuries, he had felt the urge to prove he could still compete at the highest level, but he no longer feels that compulsion.

“I don’t have to compete and play against the best players in the world to have a great life,” he told Golf Digest before using a mountain-climbing analogy. “After my back fusion, I had to climb Mt. Everest one more time. I had to do it, and I did.”

“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. But as far as climbing the mountain again and getting all the way to the top, I don’t think that’s a realistic expectation of me.”