Tiger Woods helped designed the Bluejack National golf course and was in attendance during the opening of the Playgrounds. The World’s former no.1 golfer was in a shock of his life as he witnessed an 11-year old kid score a hole-in-one.
PGA junior golfer Taylor Crozier was on the tee for the inaugural shot at a par 3 hole with Woods also in attendance. Crozier took a swing at the ball and it went all the way into the pin for a hole-in-one that had the audience celebrating with him and then Woods approached the young golfer and gave him a bear hug for his performance.
“Inaugural shot and he holes it!” Woods was heard shouting in jubilation.
It was a rare moment to see a cheerful Woods, who has been absent in most of the PGA Tours as he is still recovering from a back injury. With the injury came a series of surgeries and he is just waiting for it to heal by itself and get the doctor’s nod for him to hit the greens again.
Rumors went viral last month that Woods’ health was deteriorating and that he could not move. Wood’s agent Mark Steinberg quickly folded the reports calling it “ridiculous” that led for the one of the highest-paid athlete in the World to post a video of him taking a swing at a simulator and captioned it “progressing nicely.”
Woods has stated last year that he is not setting any timetable for his recovery and nor any schedule for his return to the PGA Tour.
Being out for a long time in the world of golf displaced Woods in the world rankings. He is now rated no. 445, which way below when he started his career back in 1996. IN his professional career he has won a total of 106 tournaments.
Woods has broken numerous golf record and has been World Number One for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks of any golfer. He has a total of 14 professional major golf championships, the second highest of any player behind Jack Nicklaus’ 18, and 79 PGA Tour events, second all-time behind Sam Snead, who had 82 wins.
He is the youngest player to achieve the career Grand Slam, and the youngest and fastest to win 50 tournaments on tour. Additionally, Woods is only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to have achieved a career Grand Slam three times.
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