Tiger Woods’ comeback nearly took a US Open detour.
Right after a auto crash in February that required main leg surgery, Woods’ golf upcoming is unclear. However, he had a one of a kind possibility to return upcoming week to Torrey Pines, wherever he received the Open up in 2008. NBC Athletics made available the 3-time U.S Open up winner a probability to be part of their broadcast.
“Yeah, in actuality, that’s specifically the line that I was considering and we have been all considering is how excellent that would be, who better, if he couldn’t be there to play it, to voice it and have him a element of the demonstrate. But we ended up rebuffed,” host Dan Hicks said on NBC Sporting activities media conference phone.
“He did not want to do it, and I thoroughly fully grasp his scenario. There is a large amount likely on in his world ideal now and there is also a portion of Tiger that doesn’t want to come to be this, I don’t want to, for lack of a better term, a sideshow at an event exactly where we should really be concentrating on what’s going on.”
Apart from an interview with Golfing Digest, Woods has largely stayed silent considering that the devastating crash. US captain Steve Stricker lately explained he has requested Wood to be a vice captain for the Ryder Cup team in September. Stricker mentioned that Woods is in “a greater place” now, but is doubtful if he’d be prepared for that motivation.
Hicks claimed that if Woods did commit to the broadcast it might have been a start to a slippery slope.
“Also, I really think that if you stated certainly to one thing, it would just be a non-cease parade of asks, and he would have to just, you know, start out telling every person no,” Hicks mentioned. “So, yeah, it would have been amazing to have Tiger a component of it in that feeling, but I understand that what’s going on in his environment that he desired to sort of keep it lower crucial and keep out of the limelight for this a single and just ideally he’ll appreciate it at home viewing it on Tv and be influenced when we discuss about what he did 13 a long time ago and which is the ideal we can hope for.”