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Tiger Woods’s hair loss: Is it genetic, and has hair transplantation ever been an option for him?



Tiger Woods' return at the 2024 Masters, where he made the cut for a 24th consecutive year, was eagerly anticipated. Tiger Woods' golf is on the rise, but the same cannot be said for his hairline. Since 1997, when he won his first major at age 21, at the Masters, the former number one in the world has seen a rapid decline in hair density. What could be causing this hair loss? Stress? Multiple surgeries? Or is it just male pattern baldness?


Woods has been open about his hair loss. He joked about it before, and when asked during a press conference about it, he replied, "I am comfortable with it, but my hairline is not!" I have a nice skylight, and if I don't wear a hat, I can feel the heat." The golfer said that he wears a cap to avoid direct heat on his head, specifically where his hair is thinning.


The golfer's hair loss is not genetic, but a classic case of male pattern baldness. He could have gotten a hair-transplant to avoid this, but hasn't done so. He said that he was "fighting it hard" when asked about the hair transplant. "It's not a fight I can win, but I'm still hanging in there. "


Woods is not bothered by his receding hairline. He has accepted it and is happy with the way he looks. "I get it. I get it. I understand. I'm happy to have my helipad up top. I put on a hat so I don't burn on my little center." This portrays a man who is relaxed and will let his skills speak. He is also battling through the pain of the 2024 Masters!


The 48-year-old's life has been full of challenges, and the age factor is not the only thing contributing to hair loss. Stress could have played a role as well!


Woods divorced after a scandalous incident a few years back. He has also been dealing with a back problem which has affected his game. In 2021, a near-fatal golf accident led to a broken leg and more problems. When things started to seem better he was hit with a lawsuit by Erica Herman.


In the last few years, Woods may have faced a number of stressful situations which could have affected his hairline and caused heavy hair loss. Stress can accelerate male pattern baldness.


What do you think of Tiger Woods's game at the 88th Masters so far? Do you prefer him wearing a hat or not?


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