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Tiger Woods Admits His Full Time Golf Career Is Over Following Horrific Car Wreck: 'It's An Unfortunate Reality'

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Nov. 29 2021, Published 7:47 p.m. ET

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Tiger Woods revealed he has zero plans to return to being a full-time golfer following his horrific car wreck earlier this year.

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As OK! previously reported, the 45-year-old crashed his 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV into a ditch in Los Angeles and suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his legs. The athlete was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday, February 23, after the rollover crash around 7 a.m. on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

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In a recent interview with Golf Digest, the PGA legend revealed that although he may not return full time, he is hoping to still be able to play. “It's an unfortunate reality," Woods spilled on Monday, November 29, in his first interview since the wreck. “But, it's my reality. And, I understand it, and I accept it.”

"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," the father-of-two explained. "You pick and choose a few events a year and you play around that. You practice around it, and you gear yourself up for it. I think that's how I'm going to have to play it from now on."

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The athlete detailed his brutal recovery process, noting he was confined to his bed for nearly a month after the incident. He initially thought doctors were going to have to amputate his right leg. "I wouldn't say it was 50/50," he said. "But, it was damn near there if I was going to walk out of that hospital with one leg."

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Despite the setback, Woods has begun playing golf again, hitting the green with his son Charlie and working on his technique. He admitted that although he is getting stronger everyday, a real comeback is highly unlikely.

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"After my back fusion, for me, I had to prove it to myself — I had to climb Mount Everest one more time," Woods continued. "I had to do it, and I did it. This time around, I don't think I'll have the body to climb Mount Everest, and that's OK."

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"But, I can participate in the game of golf. I can still, maybe if my leg gets good enough, maybe [I can] click off a tournament here or there," he added. "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."

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