YAHOO! SPORTS – Tiger Woods’ caddie Joe LaCava has offered a telling clue about the 15-time major winner’s future, in the wake of his British Open heartache.
The 46-year-old was reduced to tears after missing the cut at St Andrews earlier this month, as he continues to struggle from a leg injury that threatened to end his career.
Golf fans found it painful to watch as Woods struggled to nine-over after two rounds, with the effects from the American’s horror car crash in 2021 taking its toll on the three-time Open winner.
Defiant Woods declares that he has no immediate plans to retire
Woods fought back tears as he received as standing ovation from fans, eventually completing a round of 75 which unfortunately saw him drop out of the famous tournament at St Andrews.
Speaking afterwards, Woods said it felt like it might be his last time competing at the famous Old Course at St Andrews.
“It’s hard just to walk and play 18 holes. People have no idea what I have to go through and the hours of work on the body, pre and post, each and every single day to do what I just did.” – Tiger Woods
“I had a few tears. I’m not one who gets very teary-eyed very often about anything,” he said.
“To me it felt like this might have been my last British Open here at St Andrews. The fans, the ovation and the warmth, it was an unbelievable feeling.”
However, Woods defiantly declared that he has no immediate plans to retire from the sport.
“Maybe something next year. I don’t know. But nothing in the near future,” Woods said when asked about his golfing future.
“This is it. I was just hoping to play this one event this year … ”