Special birthday for Tiger Woods who will celebrate his 46th birthday tomorrow. For the Californian champion the opportunity comes at the end of a really complicated 2021. Last February, a serious car accident in Los Angeles put his career in serious jeopardy. First the operation on the right leg, with the tibia and fibula shattered and screws and pins applied to the ankle and foot. Then, a long and painful rehabilitation. Therefore, the announcement of wanting to return to play, albeit in a ‘part time’ way. Then the expected return to the PNC Championship (which was also his last event played in 2020) before Christmas with the near victory (second place) alongside his son Charlie.
Tiger Woods, biography
Now, an anniversary to be lived alongside his family, with a view of the “green”. Because, albeit not continuously, in 2022 Woods aspires to return to playing key tournaments and to celebrate the 83rd gem on the Pga Tour, a feat that no golfer has ever achieved before. And again: on March 9, 2022, the 15-time Major champion will officially enter the World Golf Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place at the Pga Tour headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, just on the eve of ‘The Players Championship’, an event of the highest American circuit that this year will offer a record prize money of 20,000,000 dollars. the highest ever in the history of the competition.
A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty. This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship). A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the “secret weapon” of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.
“He’s a good guy, he’s been through a lot as a sportsman and he’s the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I’m not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period. “. These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed ‘the Baltimore Shark’, important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. “The mental aspect is something I’ve worked on a lot with him lately. I’m really lucky to have him around. Besides, he’s a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value.” This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.