LOS ANGELES. – Tiger Woods’ remarkable come back to top-level golf almost didn’t happen, that is according to Nick Faldo.
Woods came close to a 15th Major championship at the recent PGA, finishing second behind eventual champion Brooks Koepka.
That was just weeks after Tiger was in contention again, this time at The Open Championship where he finished sixth.
His return to form also looks like earning him a place on the US team for the upcoming Ryder Cup with captain Jim Furyk saying that he will find it hard not to include Woods as one of his captain’s picks.
It’s been a remarkable turnaround for Woods after a couple of year out the game following a succession of back operations.
Six-time major champions Nick Faldo says it almost didn’t happen.
Speaking on the Dan Patrick Show, Faldo said that Woods was ready to quit golf for good in 2017.
Faldo told how at the 2017 Masters champions dinner he heard Woods tell another Masters winner that he was done with the game.
Faldo did not say who Woods was speaking with at Augusta.