Tiger Woods is speaking for the first time since his catastrophic February car accident, and he’s delivering healthy doses of both good and bad news.
First, the good: Woods is walking again, and his quality of life is returning. He believes he’ll be able to play golf again one day, although not quite as rapidly as he’d hoped.
Now, the bad: Woods concedes that his days as a full-time golfer are over. “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 said in an interview with Golf Digest. “You practice around that, and you gear yourself up for that. 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.”