Golf fans need to stop holding their breath because Tiger Woods is never coming back to golf. His body is breaking down, and he needs to start thinking about a life outside of the game where he can function without pain. Mentally, he is dealing with so much pressure to come back after a few bad years. He needs to walk away from the game, and deal with the issues that have been plaguing him in recent years.
Tiger's pursuit of Jack Nicklaus' major win record was thrilling and injected new life into the sport with Tiger's powerful, and death-defying saves. However, he has nothing left in the tank. He shouldn't ruin his legacy by playing in tournaments just for the sake of it. He needs to retire and save some dignity.
People are already eulogizing Tiger Woods' career, but he still has plenty to give to the game. He may not be the same golfer he was 10 years ago, but he still has plenty of magic left. He is finally giving his body the rest it needs. When Tiger comes back, he will be recharged, and attack courses again.
His most recent brush with the law is unfortunate, but how good will it be when it comes back and turns the page on his recent struggles? It could provide motivation for others to do the same. With no truly dominant golfer, the PGA needs Tiger Woods to provide that special presence that helped grow the sport years ago. Tiger will be swinging a club at a PGA tournament soon.