"That won't be an issue" Tiger Woods to use golf cart in future Tour events

Six-time European Tour winner believes Tiger Woods will take the PGA Tour Champions up with their offer of a golf cart in 2026.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods will more than likely take up the opportunity to use a golf cart on the PGA Tour Champions when he turns 50 at the end of next year, six-time European Tour winner Paul Broadhurst has told The Mirror. 

Broadhurst, 58, believes there is a great deal of hope at the over 50s PGA Tour Champions that Woods, 48, will compete in a number of their tournaments on the schedule when he reaches the magic milestone on 30 December 2025. 

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Woods has been playing a limited schedule so far this season as a result of his continued recovery from ankle surgery last season.

That came more than two years after a horror car crash in Los Angeles in February 2021. 

The 15-time major champion has also had his fair share of back surgeries down the years, something that has plagued the latter stages of his PGA Tour career. 

Woods made the cut but finished last at The Masters
Woods made the cut but finished last at The Masters

Woods returned to action last month by setting a new cuts made record at The Masters. 

But he would unfortunately have to play 23 holes on the Friday and that appeared to take the wind out of his sails heading into the weekend as he went on to finish solo 60th in dead last. 

The former World No.1 made it clear at Augusta National he would continue to tee it up in tournaments for as long as he believes he can still win on the circuit. 

Woods has this year decided to take up a role on the PGA Tour policy board as he attempts to help the circuit thrash out their ongoing framework agreement with the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF). 


Woods needs to capture one more tournament on the PGA Tour to set an outright wins record of 83. 

He currently shares the record with late great Sam Snead. 

The toughest part these days is walking 72 holes, declared Woods last month.

Hitting shots is not a problem, he concluded. 

Woods admits walking is the hardest part for him
Woods admits walking is the hardest part for him

So could the lure of a golf cart and a more relaxed life on the PGA Tour Champions in two years' time be something Woods gives consideration to in 2026?

Broadhurst certainly thinks so, and believes Woods will follow in his own footsteps in taking up the offer of a golf cart on the PGA Tour Champions.

The 58-year-old Englishman has had dispensation since last year to use a golf buggy as he is no longer able to walk 18 holes due to his ankle, which requires medication and surgery. 

Regular PGA Tour Champions events are also staged over 54 holes, which could be another big positive for Woods. Senior majors, however, are 72. 

Broadhurst landed his sixth PGA Tour Champions and first in a golf cart at the Invited Celebrity Classic last month.

He told The Mirror:

"The tour are hoping Tiger is going to play the Champions Tour, no question. 

"They are really hopeful and I think he has given out signs that he is more than happy to play once he turns 50.

"He will be able to take a cart - that won’t be an issue for him. He will perhaps be looking forward to playing without walking around."

Broadhurst's comments about Woods echo those of record 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus.

Nicklaus has admitted Woods will accept a golf cart
Nicklaus has admitted Woods will accept a golf cart

In 2023, Nicklaus revealed a conversation he had with Woods about using a golf cart but only when reaches the seniors tour

Nicklaus said: 

"I told him, I said 'Tiger you’re eligible to take a cart', but he said 'I'm not going to do that, when I get to the senior tour I will.
"He'd love to play the senior tour. That's what I love about Tiger, he’s a competitor, he loves competition." 

Woods will return to action at next week's second major of the season, the US PGA at Valhalla.

He went to 'scout' the course this afternoon. 

Woods was last week handed a special invite into the US Open in June. 

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