Pro golfer Tiger Woods is at peace with the fact that his hair might not be around for much longer.
Woods, 38, sat down with Colleen Dominguez of Fox Sports to discuss several aspects of his golf game, including a potential appearance in this year’s Ryder Cup and his view on rising talents such as Rory McIlroy. At one point, Dominguez asked Woods -- who was considered a PGA Tour phenom not long ago -- if he felt comfortable with his age.
“I’m comfortable with it … my hairline’s not,” Woods said. “I’ve got a nice skylight, and if I don’t wear a hat, I can feel that heat.”
When asked by Dominguez if he planned to “give up” and shave his head, Woods admitted that it was a possibility. “I think I will, but I’m fighting the cause, I’m fighting it hard,” he said. “It’s a no-win fight, but I’m just hanging in there.”
But he isn’t the first prominent athlete to experience a public battle with hair loss; Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James’ receding hairline is constantly mocked by fans and fellow players alike. Dwight Howard, Jason Terry and even James himself have all poked fun at the situation.
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Woods seems more concerned with his recent play on the golf course than with his hair. After missing several months of play with a severe back injury, he has struggled to return to form, finishing 69th at the British Open and missing the cut entirely at the Quicken Loans National.
“I didn’t hit the ball very well,” Woods said of his performance at the British Open. “I made so many mistakes. When I first came back at [the Quicken Loans National], I made a ton of mistakes there as well.”