Tiger Woods sobbed on the golf course on Friday, July 15, early in the morning.
Woods set a goal for himself to play in the British Open at St. Andrews this year despite suffering a severe leg injury in a vehicle accident in February 2021.
He struggled the first two days of the competition after his return and didn’t advance to the weekend.
So, on Friday, July 15, he received a thunderous ovation from the spectators on the final hole of his second round, which moved him to tears.
Cameras captured Woods wiping away tears for several moments as he walked toward his ball near the green.
Tiger was eventually able to gather himself, and he went on to make a par – finishing the event with a score of +9.
Woods said afterwards that it could be the last time he ever competes in another Open at St. Andrews and that’s why he got so emotional out on the course.
“I don’t know if I’ll be physically able to play another British Open here at St. Andrews,” said the 46-year-old, who’s previously won two Opens at the famous course. “I certainly feel like I’ll be able to play more British Opens. But, I don’t know if I’ll be around when it comes back around here.”
“So, the warmth and the ovation at 18, it got to me.”
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"The warmth and ovation on 18 — it got to me."
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 15, 2022