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Tiger Woods on injury: “It’s just golf. If I don’t do that, I’ll be OK”

Despite Thursday’s injury to his surgically impaired leg, Tiger Woods still plans to prepare for the second round of the PGA championship. How he got hurt.

Reem Abdalazem
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Despite Thursday’s injury to his surgically impaired leg, Tiger Woods still plans to prepare for the second round of the PGA championship. How he got hurt.
TANNEN MAURYEFE

During the opening round of the 2022 PGA Championship, golf fans were concerned about Tiger Woods as he stepped back off the tee shot on his final hole of the day at Southern Hills Club.

After swinging his iron at the ninth hole, Woods appeared to have injured his right leg.

Woods, one of the greatest golfers of all time, had already been struggling in the final 13 holes, and ended up finishing with a 4-over-par 74.

How did Tiger Woods get hurt?

“I just can’t load it. Loading hurts. Pressing off it hurts. Walking hurts. Twisting hurts,” Woods said. “It’s just golf. If I don’t do that, I’ll be OK.”

The reason this is such a concern for Woods and his fans is because this is the leg that sustained the most damage in his near-deadly car crash in February 2021. Woods had even shared back in November that amputation of his right leg was on the table.

Woods still prepares for his second round at the PGA championship

Despite the injury, Woods said he still plans on preparing for his second round on Friday and will have some extra time to rest before then. According to ESPN’s Marty Smith, Woods said there will be lots of treatment and ice baths to prepare for Friday.

Woods is scheduled for a 2:36 p.m. ET start on Friday, where he will be grouped with Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy once again.

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