Tiger Woods timeline of 844 days since last PGA Tour event, 2021 Genesis Invitational car crash

It’s been a long time since Tiger Woods teed it up in a PGA Tour event.

Sure, Woods has played in majors and exhibitions, but has yet to rejoin the PGA Tour since his appearance in the Zozo Championship in 2020. On Thursday, Woods re-debuts in Los Angeles, marking his first official PGA Tour event since late 2020.

Since then, Tiger’s been through a decent amount, as you may or may not know: He was in a car crash that nearly left him as an amputee, he’s become a champion in the Tour vs. LIV Golf battle and he’s been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Now, he’s embarking on the PGA Tour, once again, as he enters the twilight of his legendary career.

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It’s been over 800 days since Tiger vied for a PGA Tour event win. Here’s a look back at what Tiger’s been up to since his last Tour event:

Tiger Woods timeline since he last played in the PGA Tour

October 2020: Tiger Woods plays in the 2020 Zozo Championship. He finishes tied for 72nd in the event, a year after starting in and winning) it. 

December 2020: Woods undergoes his fifth surgery to correct back issues. It will keep him off the course for a few months, but not permanently.

February 2021: Woods is injured in a single-car crash that nearly ends with his leg amputated. Woods was speeding, coincidentally on his way to a media event two days after the final round of the Genesis Invitational, which he attended as tournament host. 

October 2021: Months of rehab and questions over Tiger’s future on the course leads to Woods being photographed alongside son Charlie Woods at a junior event in Florida. Woods, still on recovery and rehab, is 

November 2021: The first video of Woods swinging a golf club since his accident surfaces. The caption reads: “Making progress.”

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December 2021: Woods plays alongside his 12-year-old son Charlie at the PNC Championship in Florida, and he clarifies that a return to the PGA Tour will be complicated — and that he’s not planning to return on a full-time basis.

I’m not going to play a full schedule ever again. I’m going to have to pick and choose what events, and even then, my body might not cooperate with that. So I don’t know how many events I’m going to be playing in. And it’s going to be up to training sessions, practice sessions, recovery tactics, all those different things to be able to do this again because it didn’t look good there for a while about it.

March 2022: Woods is inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He doesn’t comment on his future plans during the event.

April 2022: Woods labels himself as a “game-time decision” to play in the 2022 Masters and ultimately plays in the event. He finishes in 47th place in his first official golf event since he played in the 2020 Zozo Championship.

May 2022: In the PGA Championship at Southern Hills, Woods withdraws from the event after shooting a career-worst round. He labors through the event with apparent issues with his surgically repaired right leg. 

July 2022: Playing at his favorite course in golf in the 2022 Open Championship, Woods misses the cut at St. Andrews. He shoots a 78 and a 75, finishing +9 and out of the tournament. Afterward, he hints at retirement from the event — potentially signaling the beginning of the end of a Hall of Fame career.

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August 2022: In junction with TMRW Sports and Rory McIlroy, Woods announces the start of TGL, set to launch in 2024. The golf league is a tech-based approach to golf. 

December 2022: Woods plays exhibitions in consecutive weeks, participating in The Match alongside McIlroy against Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, followed by the two-day PNC Championship family event with son Charlie. 


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