The golf player seems ready to hang up his clubs after expressing he has “lost his love for golf”.
Allegedly, the announcement from Kobe Bryant inspired Woods to think about a retirement himself. The 39-year-old has also been struggling with a lot of injuries lately. But, still, he has yet to confirm any speculation that he’s ready to officially finish his career as a professional athlete.
During the Hero World Challenge in Bahamas, Woods was hosting the tournament and was talking about Kobe Bryant´s retirement eerily like he was talking about his own situation.
“Twenty years in the NBA is more than 20 years in most sports,” said Woods during a press conference. “At his position, I mean he was a flyer, you only have so many jumps in the body, and on top of that only so many landings. The last three years he’s gone through some pretty tough injuries. He’s also been as durable as durable gets. On top of that he played both ends of the court. He played two Olympic teams, all the qualifiers. The guy played a lot of basketball”.
Woods continues, “Five rings, I believe, maybe seven Finals or something like that. You add up all those games, it takes a toll on the body. And eventually, it just doesn’t heal anymore. That sport is so fast and so athletic and so quick. It’s just tough. It’s been tough to watch him go through the season he’s had. And understandably so, he’s been there for 20 years.”
Do athletes know themselves when to call it quits? There has been some discussion around the topic lately, could this be Tiger Wood´s last round?