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Tiger Woods targets PGA Tour return after recovering from horror car crash but might have to be selective with events

TIGER WOODS revealed he wants to play top-level golf again after his terrifying car crash.

But the 45-year-old great conceded he won’t be able to play full-time again.

Tiger Woods, 45, has his eyes on a return to tour-level golf
The 15-time major winner was in a horror car crash in February and has been recovering ever since

Woods has spent most of the year recovering from his horror smash in Los Angeles in February.

There were fears the 15-time major champion may never swing a club again after the accident, which caused multiple injuries to his right leg and foot.

But he was seen hitting balls again last week for the first time since flipping his car.

And now Woods has told Golf Digest he wants to get back to the top of the professional game.

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The American said: “I think something that is realistic is playing the Tour one day – never full time, ever again – but pick and choose, just like Ben Hogan did.

“Pick and choose a few events a year and you play around that. 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.”

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Woods added: “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.”

Woods previously admitted his No 1 goal was to be able to walk again as he spent six months on crutches.

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He was travelling at 87mph, nearly double the speed limit, when he lost control of his car in Los Angeles and smashed into a tree.

He needed immediate surgery after fracturing his tibia and fibula with fears his golf days were over.

Tiger has undergone five back surgeries and another five on his left knee during his injury-ravaged career but insists this is the worst of the lot.

Woods admitted: “There was a point in time when, I wouldn’t say it was 50/50, but it was damn near there if I was going to walk out of that hospital with one leg.

“It’s been hard, there is no denying that. I spent three weeks in a hospital and after that I basically spent a total of three months in a hospital bed.

“I was in my house, but I was still in a hospital bed – and I didn’t do anything.”

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