For the third time in four years, Tiger Woods returned to the goal in the Bahamas tournament that organizes its foundation. For the third time in four years, the considered one of the best players in the history of golf, enjoyed competing, he did enjoy and spoke of a different future to which the permanent pains of back seem to condemn him.
In his return to the competition, 10 months after retiring from the Dubai tournament to operate on his back for the fourth time in his life, Woods made a round of 69 blows (-3), and was integrated without stridency and with very good game, almost admirable , among the group of the best, who are now those born in the decade of the 90 who started playing golf children trying to imitate the unique Tiger Woods of the beginning of the century. He finished the first round in Nassau with three blows of the Englishman Tommy Fleetwood, the leader, two of Ricky Fowler and only one of Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson. "I think I've done very well," said Woods, who has won 14 grand in his career, an account in which the history of golf only surpasses Jack Nicklaus. His last big one got it in 2008. The last of its 79 victories, in 2013. "I have returned to live internal battles that I thought I had forgotten, and to enjoy the adrenaline of competition."
Woods ' first major sports crisis occurred four years ago, after a 2013 season of five victories and a step for the first place for the world ranking. This December, close to turning 42 years, Woods is the number 1,199. "I have again loved life again," he said before starting to play the American player, whose last comeback only lasted three months and three tournaments. "And now that I feel as good as I feel, it's hard to imagine I was carrying the life I was wearing only a few months ago."
The life he wore was the addiction and the massive and daily intake of opioid analgesics. "It was drug on drugs in a desperate attempt to kill the nerve of pain," said Wednesday. "It was like hitting your body like 200 times a day." "And the worst thing is, I didn't know where I was getting in." In May he was arrested by the police, who found him sleeping in his Mercedes with the engine running and the brake lights on a roadside on a highway in Florida. He was accused of driving in a state of drunkenness. A toxicological analysis detected in his body four different medicines such as Vicodin, Stilnox or OxyContin and the active ingredient of marijuana. He paid a fine of 250 dollars and 50 hours of community work. "Now I'm just looking to pass the four rounds of the tournament," he said. "And I hope to know later where I really am."
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