Tiger Woods admits he may never be at the pinnacle of golf again: 'It’s an unfortunate reality'

Woods, who hasn’t played in a tournament since he teamed up with his son for the 2020 PNC Championship, vertel Golf Digest in an interview published Monday he’ll be fine if he doesn’t compete with some of the best on the PGA Tour again.

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Tiger Woods smiles during the PGA Tour Champions PNC Championship at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on Dec. 19, 2020, in Orlando, Florida.

Tiger Woods smiles during the PGA Tour Champions PNC Championship at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on Dec. 19, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. (Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

I think something that is realistic is playing the Tour one day – never full time, ever again – but pick and choose, just like Mr. (Ben) Hogan did. Pick and choose a few events a year and you play around that,” Woods told Golf Digest. “You practice around that, and you gear yourself up for that. I think that’s how I’m going to have to play it from now on. It’s an unfortunate reality, but it’s my reality. And I understand it, and I accept it.

Woods is tied with Sam Snead for the most wins on the PGA Tour with 82 and is three behind Jack Nicklaus for most major championships of all time. Woods has 15 and Nicklaus has 18.

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Tiger Woods catches a ball during the PGA Tour Champions PNC Championship at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on Dec. 20, 2020, in Orlando, Florida.

Tiger Woods catches a ball during the PGA Tour Champions PNC Championship at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on Dec. 20, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. (Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

I don’t have to compete and play against the best players in the world to have a great life. After my back fusion, I had to climb Mount Everest one more time. I had to do it, and I did. This time around, I don’t think I’ll have the body to climb Mount Everest and that’s OK. I can still participate in the game of golf. I can still, if my leg gets OK, I can still 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.

Woods reached the mountaintop again when he won the 2019 Meesters 14 years after his last green jacket. But the February car crash threw a wrench in his plans.

Tiger Woods plays his shot during the PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando on Dec. 19, 2020, in Orlando, Florida.

Tiger Woods plays his shot during the PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando on Dec. 19, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Onlangs, Woods posted a video showing off his swing and raising fans’ hopes he may be able to play again.

He’s been spotted in plenty of pictures and video in recent months walking around. Vroeër vandeesmaand, he was seen with his girlfriend Erica Herman. Woods was walking very carefully while getting out of his car and heading into a hotel.

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