(ANSA) - ROME, NOVEMBER 29 - "My goal for 2023 is to play the Majors and one/two extra games. It's all I can do on a physical level. Because I can make every shot, but the big problem is that to walk a long way".
These were Tiger Woods' statements on the occasion of a press conference in the Bahamas in view of the Hero WorldChallenge, an unofficial tournament on the PGA Tour - scheduled from December 1st to 4th - which the Californian will be forced to miss due to plantar fasciitis.
His but not only.
Woods also spoke about the future of golf and the clash between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf.
And just like the Northern Irish Rory McIlroy, world number 1, called for the resignation of the CEO of the Arab Super League, Greg Norman.
"I think he should go. It's the only way to negotiate a peace deal between circuits. Right now, there's too much animosity, anguish, and it's impossible to negotiate if there are legal battles going on."
It's Woods' no-nonsense opinion.
That he harshly attacked those who dropped out of the PGA Tour to move up to the LIV.
"They have shown contempt and disrespect towards a circuit that took out a large loan deal to support its players during the health emergency."
Then on the world ranking criteria: "We need to find a better system. There have already been changes in the past and I'm sure there will be more soon."
On the one hand McIlroy, emblem of European golf, which Woods defined as a "true leader".
On the other Woods, totem of world and American golf.
Business partners, they recently founded TMRW Sports, a technology company with a progressive approach to sports.
Both rejected pharaonic offers from LIV Golf.
And now, side by side, they are the main opponents of the Arab Super League.