What to Expect From Tiger Woods' Injury at the Genesis Invitational
Nearly two years since the car crash that changed the trajectory of his career, Tiger Woods will make his return to PGA Tour competition Thursday afternoon at the Genesis Invitational.
Unfortunately, Woods is unlikely to look any closer to 100% on the right leg that was severely injured in the February 2021 crash, according to our panel of doctors.
Woods withdrew from the Hero’s World Challenge in late November last year with plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He also lost roughly half of his right calf muscle as a result of the crash.
He was able to rebound and play in The Match as well as the PNC Championship, but was able to use a golf cart for both to get around the course.
If he makes the cut at the Genesis Invitational, he would walk 72 holes of golf for the first time since the Masters in April 2022.
Walking has been the problem in his previous majors since the crash, as well as staying consistent in his golf game through the pain.
The extra time to recover should help some, but Woods will never get back to 100%.
He missed the cut at The Open last July, withdrew from the PGA Championship last May and finished +13 at Augusta last April.
Tiger Woods Genesis Invitational Odds
Woods is +12000 to win his host tournament, tied with Billy Horschel, Luke List and Patrick Rodgers among others, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
He tees off Thursday alongside Rory McIllroy and Justin Thomas at 3:04 p.m. eastern time.
Woods is +178 to make the cut.
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