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Tiger Woods Says He Has Not Reached GOAT Status Yet

The 82-time PGA Tour winner responded to a comment made by Dwyane Wade.

Golf superstar Tiger Woods doesn’t think he has reached elite status yet. 

The 82-time PGA Tour winner isn’t considered himself to be the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) and explained why on the Tuesday (July 27) episode of Golf Digest’s  "A Round with Tiger: Celebrity Lessons."

“I’m not the GOAT,” the 45-year-old said to retired NBA superstar Dwyane Wade who was a guest on the episode, 

“Certain people will say, 'The GOAT! The Greatest of All Time!' And you will say, 'Well, I'm not because of...' you have your reasons,” Wade responded. 

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But Woods humbly rejected the comment, “No, I’m not there yet.” 

As Wade continued to ponder on if the 41-time European Tour winner would eventually reach GOAT status, Woods simply responded again and again saying, “I’m not done.”

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Woods appears to be in great spirits after he was hospitalized in February from a single-car crash in California while attending the Genesis Golf Invitational in Pacific Palisades, Calif, Us Weekly reports. The athlete suffered severe injuries to both legs, and paramedics moved him by ambulance to Harbor UCLA Medical Center. He did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.

According to ESPN, Dr. Anish Mahajan of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center confirmed that Woods had several "open fractures" to his lower right leg. During emergency surgery, the pro-golfer had a rod placed in his tibia and screws and pins inserted in his foot and ankle. 

A Round with Tiger: Celebrity Playing Lessons airs Tuesdays on Golf Digest until August 10.

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