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Tiger Woods seriously injured in car accident


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    Tiger Woods suffered severe injuries to both of his legs and an ankle after being involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash. The crash was so bad that he had to be extracted from the windshield of his car by firefighters.

    Woods suffered compound fractures in both legs, which means his bones completely snapped and broke through his skin. I honestly can't even imagine the pain that he was in.

    Thankfully his injuries aren't life threatening, but I worry we may never see him play in a professional golf tournament again. However, he's shocked me before when he won the 2019 Masters and I would love nothing more than to see him recover from this and play again.

    Here's hoping to a speedy recovery.

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    I read several reports saying that he broke both his legs. If that's true then I honestly don't see him playing golf on the pro circuit anymore. He'll probably come back for the charity events and whatnot, but the actual tournaments come with alot more stress and physical toll.

    Here's to a speedy recover!

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    I can't even imagine.

    The sheriff has publicly said that the crash was an accident and that Tiger wasn't under the influence of anything. It appears he was just going too fast on a dangerous road that sees a lot of scary crashes.

    On the golf side - I would be shocked if he ever played professionally again, but another famous golfer suffered an eerily similar set of circumstances back in 1949. Ben Hogan, once the best golfer in the world, was struck by a Greyhound bus and broke his collarbone, pelvis, left ankle and a rib. He recovered and went on to win six more majors.

    One thing not in Tiger's favor is his age compared to Hogan. He is 45, but Hogan was only 36 when he was injured. Additionally, Tiger has been battling a serious back injury for years, which only compounds his problems.

    Honestly, I'm just glad Tiger is alive and appears to be in good spirits. We can endlessly talk about whether or not he'll mount a comeback, but for now I'm sure he's just glad to be alive.

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    RCTID Wrote:

    On the golf side - I would be shocked if he ever played professionally again, but another famous golfer suffered an eerily similar set of circumstances back in 1949. Ben Hogan, once the best golfer in the world, was struck by a Greyhound bus and broke his collarbone, pelvis, left ankle and a rib. He recovered and went on to win six more majors.

    I had no idea about Hogan's story until recently when they were talking about it in comparison to Tiger, on local radio. Pretty insane comeback he had. But I agree, the age difference and Tiger's pre-existing back issues make it unlikely.

    He's hands down one of the most accomplished athletes in history so he doesn't have anything left to prove. I'm also just glad it wasn't fatal.

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    At least Tiger has some positive news recently. He signed a partnership with PGA Tour 2k video game series and will be back doing golf video games. Not clear if he will be a player in the game or not but at the very least he will be an executive director and consultant.