Golf - The Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, U.S. - April 9, 2022 Tiger Woods of the U.S. acknowledges patrons as he walks onto the 18th green during the third round
Tiger Woods could be joining the list of retired golfers soon as he continues to struggle with his health. Reuters / BRIAN SNYDER


  • Tiger Woods may be forced to retire soon due to his struggles in walking
  • Woods admits his competitive fire remains
  • His plan of playing in two more events before 2022 ends may not be guaranteed

Tiger Woods has accomplished so much in the world of golf, and there is no doubt he will be forever remembered among the greats of the game.

In his mind, the 46-year-old knows that he can still compete in major events if he so chooses.

But unfortunately, because of that horrific car accident he had in 2021, his future plans were significantly altered.

With that in mind, the 82-time PGA Tour winner admitted that his immediate goal is to play in major championships.

Woods spoke to reporters ahead of the weekend Hero World Challenge tournament where he was forced to limit his participation to hosting duties due to a bout with plantar fasciitis.

"The goal is to play just the major championships and maybe one or two more. That's it," Woods stated as quoted by Yahoo Sports. "I mean, that's physically, that's all I can do."

The 41-time European Tour winner added that he did not expect to play in three majors this year.

Rather, he was just hopeful of playing in the British Open. Woods ended up playing in two other tournaments, something he said was a welcome div.

Although Woods loves to compete, but the difficulties of walking have become a huge problem.

"I like playing, I like competing," Woods syayed. "But unfortunately—I can hit the golf ball and hit whatever shot you want—I just can't walk."

It will be recalled in a previous post here on the International Business Times that Woods had withdrawn from the Hero World Challenge due to plantar fasciitis on Monday, November 28.

He revealed he was having a hard time walking and will instead focus on hosting duties this weekend.

"When you get plantar fasciitis, the worst thing you can do is walk, and I was walking more and more and more, trying to get my legs ready for this event, and I just kept making it worse," Woods said in a report from the Associated Press.

Before 2022 comes to a close, it remains to be seen if Woods can still compete in two tournaments such as The Match and the PNC Championship.

Woods will be teaming up with Rory McIlroy in The Match. They will go up against the pair of Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.

At the PNC Championship, Woods will team up with his son, Charlie, on December 15.

Thankful: Tiger Woods tips his hat to the crowd on the 18th green in the final round of the 86th Masters at Augusta National
Tiger Woods admits that while his competitive fire is there, walking has become a problem when he tries to compete. GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA via AFP / Gregory Shamus