The name Tiger Woods has been synonymous with professional golfing ever since his first championship in 1997, and only those living under a rock do not know that name. Even after experiencing several injuries to his neck, legs, and wrists, he still went on to win several championships, never missing a single Masters Tournament. Until 2014, that is.
Tiger had to miss the 2014 Masters Tournament due to a severe back problem. Though he was able to play in the next years’ tournament, tying for seventh place, he did not make the cut for other championships because of lower back pain.
The years 2015 through 2017 were not favorable for Tiger as he had to undergo two more back surgeries. In a 2016 interview, Tiger stated:
“I’m absolutely making progress, and I’m really happy with how far I’ve come, but I still have no timetable to return to competitive golf.”
Little did Tiger Woods know that his 2017 surgery paved the way to an almost miraculous recovery that allowed him to win the Masters Tournament this 2019.