Tiger Woods’ well-known resilience comes from feeling like he’s “by no means out of the battle,” the hyperlinks legend informed actress Jada Pinkett Smith in a newly launched video — filmed the day earlier than his career-threatening automobile crash in California.
The primary episode of the Golf Digest net collection “A Spherical With Tiger,” launched Tuesday, reveals Woods, 45, giving Pinkett Smith tips on her sport and reflecting on life on the Golden State’s Rolling Hills Nation Membership.
“I’m at all times preventing and I’m at all times attempting to get higher,” Woods informed Pinkett Smith, 49, when requested about his dogged dedication in getting back from each a collection of golf-related accidents, and private turmoil, such because the slew of reputation-tarnishing extramarital affairs revealed in 2009.
“That’s all I do know,” he continued. “I really feel like I’m by no means out of the battle in that regard. I’m at all times pushing.”
However Woods struck a humble tone as Pinkett Smith gushed about his unbelievable triumph on the 2019 Masters — his first main championship in 11 years.
“Your final Masters that you just received, Will [Smith, Jada’s husband] calls me and he says, ‘Flip the TV on proper now, Tiger’s about to make historical past,’” Pinkett Smith recalled. “I simply get so emotional simply fascinated with all of it. I’m like, ‘Tiger’s again! He did it!’”
Replied Woods, “I don’t see it like that.”
Woods elaborated later within the 23-minute episode, when Pinkett Smith once more tried to lavish him with reward for his dedication.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officers examine the scene of Tiger Woods’ wild automobile crash in Rancho Palos Verdes on February 23, 2021.
Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Occasions by way of Getty Photographs“I simply don’t take a look at it like that,” he stated. “I don’t know methods to. … I simply take a look at the battle.”
Sooner or later after filming the episode, on Feb. 23, Woods was concerned in a nasty single-vehicle crash that noticed him roll a 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV off a winding street and right into a tree.
Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies search inside Tiger Woods’ 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV Rolling Hills Estates, California on February 23, 2021.
Getty ImagesWoods, who in keeping with authorities was touring as quick as 87 miles per hour when he misplaced management of the luxurious trip, underwent emergency surgical procedure to restore large leg accidents sustained within the smash-up.
Medical consultants have speculated that the extreme accidents may lastly spell the top of Woods’ storied golf profession.
Tiger Woods posted on Instagram of himself strolling with crutches and a canine on a golf course on April 23, 2021.
InstagramThe video opened with a message wishing Woods nicely.
“This collection was filmed on February 22, 2021, the day earlier than Tiger Woods’ automobile accident,” it learn. “We’re sharing this content material with the blessing of Tiger and his friends. We thank everybody for his or her involvement and need Tiger a continued speedy restoration.”
Tiger Woods’ 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV is towed away on Hawthorne Blvd in Los Angeles, California.
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