More footage of Tiger Woods has made its way onto the internet, first appearing on the TMZ website. The 15-time major winner appeared to be walking gingerly but without the use of crutches as he exited his car and headed into an LA hotel on Sunday night.
The 45-year-old has been out of action since suffering serious injuries to his right leg and ankle in a car crash back in February. However, news and sightings have ramped up in recent weeks, with Woods pictured watching his son Charlie at a junior event in October.
In the latest clip, posted to Instagram and Twitter by a dedicated fan account of the sport's biggest star, the protective compression leg sleeve remains in place and he is walking with a limp.
🚨TMZ #VIDEO: Tiger walking in LA. Big foot style stuff again here but it’s new content. They’re reporting a “noticeable” limp but can see he is getting around. https://t.co/S2h5kzafFc pic.twitter.com/iLx0w90LdMNovember 15, 2021
Just last week, World No. 6 Justin Thomas gave an update on the 45-year-old's condition, telling No Laying Up that he's "doing well, all things considered." He went on to say he expects Woods to do everything in his power to return to PGA Tour action, although admitted his No. 1 priority is becoming a normal dad again.
Thomas has become a close friend of Woods and visits him weekly at his home in Florida. The 28-year-old stopped short of making any big predictions, but isn't ruling out another against-the-odds comeback to competitive golf.
But proceed with caution. It's unknown whether he has swung a club as his recovery ramps up but the latest clip would suggest that remains unlikely.
Should he return to action, it would undoubtedly be the 82-time PGA Tour winner's greatest achievement, eclipsing his numerous prior injury comebacks.
🚨It’s so good to see the Big 🐅 walking with full weight on the right leg again. (📸: DailyMail via Backgrid) #TigerWoods pic.twitter.com/dkkiVhTSTWNovember 15, 2021
Next up for Tiger is the hosting of his annual tournament, the Hero World Challenge from Albany in the Bahamas, which features 20 of the world's best players competing for ranking points.
Will Woods ever play competitively again? Let us know in the comments or reach out to us on Twitter.
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A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he went on to enjoy a spell freelancing for Stats Perform producing football reports, and then for RacingNews365 covering Formula 1. However, he couldn't turn down the opportunity to get back into the sport he grew up watching and playing and now covers a mixture of equipment, instruction and news for Golf Monthly's website and print title.
Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.
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Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)
3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (15°)
Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro '19 (4-PW)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X
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