“Granted, it’s a very nice house I built for myself, but I could not do the one thing I like to do: I like to go outside and just be outside,” he shared. “Sometimes I just crouch and lie on the grass for an hour because I want to be outside.”
And when he did not relax, Tiger said he was training for the occasional PGA Tour tournament, with the understanding that he will never be able to return to golf “full time ever again”.
The 45-year-old athlete shared: “I think that’s how I’ll 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.”
Tiger admitted that he had returned from similar serious injuries and won the 2019 Masters, but noted that this was not possible this time: “I do not think that is a realistic expectation of mine.”