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Tiger Woods: Running 'Destroyed' My Body

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By    |   Monday, 04 May 2020 01:02 PM

Running too much "destroyed" Tiger Woods' body and it may be the reason why his golfing career was stalled on several occasions. The five-time Masters winner has been plagued by injuries and it could be due to all the miles he logged when he was younger.

Woods' opened up about his regret on Golf TV.

Asked by a fan what advice he would give his younger self, the 44-year-old golfing pro replied, "Not to run so much," according to New York Post.

"Running over 30 miles a week for probably my first five, six years on Tour pretty much destroyed my body and my knees," Woods said.

Throughout the years, Woods has had to undergo multiple knee and back surgeries. Most recently, a back injury forced him to pull out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players Championship.

"If it's not one thing, it's another. Things just pop up. That's been one of the biggest challenges coming back from last year," Woods previously said of his injuries, as reported by The Golf Channel.

The surgeries may have sent Woods off the golf course for extended periods of time but it is his reckless driving charge that has caused the most damage to his career.

In 2017, police found Woods asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle, with the engine still running, New York Post reported. He claimed it was due to a combination of pain medication that had caused severe drowsiness. He managed to escape jail time after pleading guilty. The incident occurred after he was exposed for serial cheating on his then-wife and an argument ensued.

"I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions," Woods said in the statement at the time, per CNN. He was able to revive his career two years later but the incident continues to haunt his reputation.

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Running too much "destroyed" Tiger Woods' body and it may be the reason why his golfing career was stalled on several occasions. The five-time Masters winner has been plagued by injuries and it could be due to all the miles he logged when he was younger.
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