Nick Faldo: Tiger Woods Said "I'm Done, I Won't Play Golf Again"

Nick Faldo said Woods told a Masters champion that he is done and won't play golf again

Nick Faldo: Tiger Woods

Nick Faldo said Woods thought his time was up as a Tour Pro

Nick Faldo: Tiger Woods Said "I'm Done, I Won't Play Golf Again"

Tiger Woods has had a turbulent career with injuries and personal problems plaguing his time out on the golf course, and all of that makes his 2019 Masters title even more remarkable.

Woods has returned in 2018 after a fourth back surgery and has showed real signs that he could become a prominent winner again.

He was 2nd at the USPGA Championship, his best major finish in nine years, and carded a 64 on Sunday for his lowest EVER final round in a major.

He was also leading The Open with nine holes to go and then won his 80th PGA Tour title in August at the Tour Championship.

The now 15-time Major winner has had problems with his knees, his neck, his legs and most prominently, his back.

Many never knew if Woods would ever return to competitive golf again and neither did he - he told a Masters champion at the 2017 Champions Dinner that he might never play again.

Six-time major winner Nick Faldo was on the Dan Patrick Show last year, telling the story of Woods at Augusta in 2017, a tournament which he skipped for the second straight year because of injury.

"I know he whispered to another Masters champion, two Masters dinners ago, 'I'm done. I won't play golf again,'" Faldo said.

"He said, 'I'm done. I'm done, my back is done.'

"He was in agony. He was in pain. His leg, the pain down his legs, there was nothing enjoyable.

"He couldn't move.

"If you watched footage of him, he couldn't even get in and out of the golf cart at the (2016) Ryder Cup when he was a vice captain."

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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

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Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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