Tiger Woods isn’t able to golf but … and apparently, he ain’t prepared to speak concerning the sport on TV but both.
The game’s largest star — who’s nonetheless recovering from a gnarly February automobile crash — declined a suggestion from NBC Sports activities to assist break down subsequent week’s U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in CA, in response to broadcaster Dan Hicks.
“We have been all pondering how good that will be, who higher, if he couldn’t be there to play it, to voice it and have him part of the present, however we have been rebuffed,” Hicks advised media members Wednesday forward of the occasion’s June 17 begin date.
“He didn’t need to do it, and I completely perceive his state of affairs. There’s a lot happening in his world proper now and there’s additionally part of Tiger that doesn’t need to change into this, I don’t need to, for lack of a greater phrase, a sideshow at an occasion the place we ought to be concentrating on what’s occurring.”
Hicks added, “I perceive that what’s happening in his world that he wished to form of maintain it low-key and keep out of the limelight for this one and simply hopefully he’ll take pleasure in it at dwelling watching it on TV.”
Tiger — who received the U.S. Open the final time Torrey Pines hosted the occasion again in 2008 — has prevented the highlight ever since he crashed his trip in Los Angeles County on Feb. 23.
He’s hardly spoken concerning the incident — revealing solely that rehab has been “extra painful than something I’ve ever skilled” — and he’s solely posted one image of himself because the crash.
As we beforehand reported, Tiger shattered a number of bones in his leg and required a number of sophisticated surgical procedures and a steel stabilizing rod to repair the problems.
It stays unclear if Woods will ever play aggressive golf once more.