Tiger Woods’ recent interview with Golf Digest saw the star talking about not having the body to climb Mount Everest but has he ever really climbed the mountain?
Talking about his career plans the professional golfer said he will not be making a full-time return to the sport following his horrific car accident in Los Angeles earlier this year.
The interview saw him discuss the car accident and the severe injuries he sustained. He also gave the fans a peek into his life following the crash and his future plans.
Has Tiger Woods really climbed Mount Everest?
The answer is a simple, no.
In his Golf Digest interview, Tiger said: “This time around, I don’t think I’ll have the body to climb Mount Everest and that’s OK.” The line got many viewers confused who began wondering if the golfer, 45, is one of the people who have climbed the peak.
No, Tiger Woods has not climbed Mt Everest, he was merely using a metaphor to talk about his future in golf after the car accident.
Detailing the effect the crash had on his body, the star said: “I can still participate in the game of golf. I can still, if my leg gets OK, click off a tournament here or there.”
“But as far as climbing the mountain again and getting all the way to the top, I don’t think that’s a realistic expectation of me,” the golfer continued using the metaphor.
Star’s Golf Digest interview explored
Tiger had suffered open fractures to the tibia and fibula in his right leg as a result of the accident. The star reportedly lost control of his vehicle outside Los Angeles on 23 February.
Following the accident, he spent three weeks at in hospital and faced the possibility of amputation.
Talking about the accident, Tiger said: “There was a point in time when, I wouldn’t say it was 50/50 but it was damn near there, I was going to walk out of that hospital with one leg. Once I [kept it], I wanted to test and see if I still had my hands. So even in the hospital, I would have [girlfriend] Erica and [friend] Rob throw me something. Throw me anything.”
The rehabilitation took another three months. After being restricted to bed, he proceeded to move via wheelchair, then progressed to using crutches until he could walk without support again.
The star is set to make his first public appearance since the accident the upcoming Hero World Challenge, which is a 20-player tournament in the Bahamas.
Fans react to golfer’s recent revelations
Tiger’s fans were thrilled to get a peek at the star’s recovery and life after the accident. Many claimed they witnessed a never-seen-before side of him during the interview.