Since turning professional over 20 years ago, Tiger Woods has become a global sporting icon. A record-breaking win at the 1997 Masters marked the start of an ascent to golf’s summit (683 weeks at World Number 1), a rise that has included 14 major triumphs and estimated career earnings in excess of $1 billion.
But the glory has been accompanied by pain. In recent years, the now 41-year-old’s body has shown signs of wear and tear. A series of debilitating injuries, most recently to his back, have led to a three-year spell without a PGA Tour win and a fall down the world rankings. Prior to his start at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (and his subsequent withdrawal), CNN Living Golf and Shane O’Donoghue had the opportunity to sit down for an exclusive interview with Tiger – watch it here.