Tiger Woods details when he’ll quit golf after retirement rumours emerge

Tiger Woods’ possible retirement has received a lot of attention; last week, his forced withdrawal from the Genesis Invitational renewed the discussion.

Despite being forced to withdraw from the Genesis Invitational last week once more, Tiger Woods has no intention of quitting the professional game.

Although Woods hosted his first tournament on the PGA Tour of the season in Los Angeles, the 15-time major champion had yet another frustrating week. Six holes into the second round, Woods was forced to end his week after opening with a one-over-par 72 last Thursday.

The 82-time winner of the PGA Tour was wheeled off the course, and an ambulance was waiting for him in the tournament parking lot when he ultimately made the decision to drive away.

Then, it was discovered that Woods had influenza, which caused his tournament to be stopped in its tracks. It carried on the American player’s sporadic PGA Tour schedule. The player has battled to regain full fitness following potentially fatal injuries sustained in a car accident in February 2021.

Since then, Woods has only made seven appearances on the Tour after being forced to withdraw three times. The legendary golfer still has no plans to end his playing career, despite the ongoing setbacks. Prior to last week’s tournament, he declared, “I still love competing, I love playing, I love being a part of the game of golf.”

“I want to keep playing this game forever because it’s the best of my life. I adore having the ability to compete and to take in various discussions from throughout history. That is something I adore and never want to lose.”

Woods stated that he intended to play one per month starting with the Genesis in 2024, prior to his withdrawal at Riviera. At the season-ending Hero World Challenge in 2023—where he finished all four rounds for just the third time in the previous two seasons—the five-time Masters champion made the promise.

“Maybe a monthly tournament would be the ideal situation, in my opinion. In the Bahamas, Woods stated, “I think that’s realistic.”

“Maybe at Genesis to start, and then something in March close to the Players.” As previously mentioned, the largest events currently scheduled occur once a month. It positions itself to do so. I have to prepare myself for all of that now. This week, in my opinion, is a significant step in that way.

The Players Championship in March appears to be Woods’ next tournament, as the man himself stated. It is unclear, though, if his illness from last week will affect his plans. Following the Players, Woods will surely focus on the Masters in April with the goal of capturing yet another historic victory at Augusta National, five years on from his life.

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