Tiger Woods appeared exhausted on TV the day before his serious car wreck — fueling fears among his fans worried about his “bloated” and “zoned out” appearance.
Woods had bags under his eyes when he was interviewed by CBS Sports on Sunday at the Genesis Invitational in California.
“I’m feeling fine, I’m feeling fine,” the golf great told host Jim Nantz, who’d asked about his recovery from back surgery — and potential return to the Masters in April. “A little bit stiff. One more MRI scheduled … and then I can start doing more activities. But still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab, you know, the little things before I can start gravitating toward something a little more.”
But fans were not convinced the PGA legend was doing “fine.”
“Tiger Woods looked absolutely fried in that interview just now,” one person tweeted. “Bloated, dull looking face and sounded like he was speaking through a muffler. Honestly reckon this last surgery could be the end for him.”
Another noted, “Tiger seemed messed up during his Sunday interview on CBS.”
“Is it me or did tiger woods just look completely zoned out during that interview?” another commented.
Woods was at the Genesis Invitational to present the trophy to winner Max Homa.
On Monday, he suffered serious injuries to his legs — requiring immediate surgery — after crashing his car on a dangerous stretch of road in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Authorities said he was “calm and lucid” when he was pulled from the wreckage and taken to the hospital.
He underwent surgery to place a rod in his lower right leg and screws and pins in his foot and ankle — injuries officials called “significant.”