44-year-old does not like the thought of holding onto the coveted sports activities coat because of the world-wide coronavirus epidemic
Fifteen-time main winner Tiger Woods says he can’t assist feeling just like the inexperienced jacket he claimed for profitable the Masters final yr doesn’t belong in his locker anymore.
The 44-year-old Woods doesn’t like the thought of holding onto the coveted sports activities coat because of the world-wide coronavirus epidemic that led to the 2020 Masters event being postponed till November.
The pandemic “has been a shock to all of us. We all know it’s nonetheless going to proceed to worsen. It’s a really troublesome scenario, a really troublesome time, a singular time in historical past,” Woods informed CBS tv on Sunday.
The American broadcaster replayed Woods’ gorgeous comeback victory on Sunday with the five-time Masters winner including his personal commentary from his dwelling in Florida.
Woods stated it felt odd to not be in full coaching for a significant and likewise to be protecting the winner’s jacket for an additional seven months.
“This isn’t the way in which I needed to have the jacket for an extended time frame,” he stated. “Come Masters Tuesday, after our Champions Dinner, we put our jackets again up in our lockers, and the subsequent one that will get to take it off the grounds is the champion that individual week.
“So hopefully we’ll have it in November, and we’ll be capable to compete for it.”
The Masters has been rescheduled for November 12-15.
Woods says he was raring to go and would have been wholesome for this yr’s occasion.
“Sure, I’d have been good to go,” Woods stated. “Thoughts and physique had been coming collectively. I used to be not my regular self (earlier within the week), and all of my regular pre-major championship self.
“I’m used to having this 4 instances a yr. I sort of get in that mode. And it began occurring once more.”
Wanting again, Woods stated he remembers little about his merrymaking on the inexperienced after holing the ultimate putt 12 months in the past.
“Nicely, the humorous half about the entire thing is — I don’t bear in mind screaming. I don’t bear in mind placing my arms up, and I don’t bear in mind yelling.
“That’s a type of sort of blackout moments. There’s sure celebrations all through my profession that I’ve made putts or celebrated, I simply don’t recollect it. I assume I’m so locked into the second,” he informed CBS.
“What I do bear in mind is my eyes coming again down and seeing folks in entrance of me. I do keep in mind that. I bear in mind all of the arms up. However so far as me celebrating, I don’t keep in mind that half.
– ‘Low instances’ –
“I bear in mind ‘The place the hell’s Joey (LaCava)? I want Joey.’ And I lastly discovered Joey and stated, ‘We did it.’ Joey was there serving to me go to soccer video games after I couldn’t drive a automotive. He got here down right here as a buddy and helped try to nurse me again to well being. He was there in these low instances.”
What was additional particular to Woods was embracing his mom on the closing inexperienced.
“My mother’s there and she or he’s patting me on my again, and saved saying she’s so pleased with me, my dad can be so proud if he had been right here. She stated, ‘I like you,’ and I stated, ‘I like you, too, Mother.’”