Woods, in his second start after a car crash 15 months ago nearly cost him his right leg, appeared dejected and in pain as he trudged off the 18th green at Southern Hill Country Club.
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The 46-year-old former world number one has stoked intrigue ahead of the year’s first Major after playing a practice round at Augusta last week to test his fitness.
‘Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the PNC Championship with my son Charlie,’ Woods tweeted. ‘I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud.’
James, 36, has earned $330 million in player salaries and another $700 million off the court from endorsements, merchandising, licensing and his media business, according to the report. His current endorsement partners include Nike, PepsiCo, AT&T, Walmart, GMC, Epic Games, Beats, Blaze Pizza and Rimowa.
On February 23, it was announced that Woods, 45, was pulled from a car wreckage by a fire crew after being involved in an accident.
Woods’s SUV was travelling at up to 87 miles (140km) an hour before it flew off the road and flipped several times during the accident in Ranchos Palos Verdes, leaving the 15-time major champion with a shattered right leg.
USA Today cited a copy of the search warrant affidavit that was used by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to obtain the black box in the SUV Woods was driving.
Woods, 45, was extricated from the wreck in Los Angeles on Tuesday and had an operation where open fractures to his tibia and fibula and injuries to his foot and ankle were stabilised with the insertion of a rod, screws and pins.
Woods had to be extricated from the vehicle with the “jaws of life” tools, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
Woods, 45, will be sidelined for the Farmers Insurance Open later this month and the Genesis Invitational in February.
Team Woods, both wearing Tiger’s signature Sunday red and black, placed seventh among a 20-team field of major champions and winners of The Players alongside a family member for the two-day PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club.
Woods, a 15-time major champion, and two-time Super Bowl winner, Manning, jumped out to a three-hole lead on the front nine at the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound.
The coronavirus relief golf match featuring Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will be played on May 24 at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida, WarnerMedia’s Turner Sports said on Thursday.
Tiger Woods will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021.
“I am both honored and humbled,” Woods, a 15 times major winner, said in a statement on Wednesday after receiving the necessary 75 per cent of support from the body’s voting panel.
Woods, who tied Sam Snead at the top of the all-time PGA Tour wins list when he triumphed at the Zozo Championship in Japan last October, has won eight times at Torrey Pines with his most recent triumph there coming at the 2008 US Open.
The 43-year-old duly converted his advantage in the rain-delayed Zozo Championship in Japan on Monday and so celebrated equalling Sam Snead’s record of 82 wins on the PGA Tour.
“I’m walking now and hope to resume practice in the next few weeks,” Woods said in a statement posted on his Twitter account. “I look forward to traveling and playing in Japan in October.”
The 43-year-old Woods had acknowledged that his back was stiff on the eve of the first event of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs which had limited his ability to practise.
A battling Tiger Woods rediscovered some of the old magic at the British Open in Portrush on Friday, but the American will still be packing for home.
But then, Thursday’s opening round of the British Open was a reality check.