Woods speaks out about long road to recovery
Tiger Woods is used to being in rehab. He has spent the best part of the last decade trying to keep his broken body in tournament shape – culminating with his win at the 2019 Masters.
However, all of that hard work evaporated on February 23rd when Woods ploughed his speeding car into a tree, resulting in severe injuries to several major bones in his right leg.
Woods’ Genesis courtesy car is towed away following his crash
The 45-year-old was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery where he stayed until mid-March before being allowed to return home to Florida to recuperate.
Woods was asked in an exclusive interview with Golf Digest about his chances of being able to play on the PGA Tour again.
“My physical therapy has been keeping me busy. I do my routines every day and am focussed on my No. 1 goal right now, walking on my own. Taking it one step at a time.”
“I understand more of the rehab processes because of my past injuries, but this was more painful than anything I have ever experienced,” said Woods in an ominous sign about his chances of a full recovery.
There have been some encouraging signs. The former World No.1 posted a picture of himself on crutches with his right leg in a moon boot to Instagram a month ago. More recently he was featured in another post and this time the moon boot was gone.
Last Sunday, Woods was quick to congratulate long-time rival, Phil Mickelson, who at age 50 won his sixth major and second PGA Championship title.
“Truly inspirational to see @PhilMickelson do it again at 50 years of age. Congrats!!!!!!!”
If there’s anyone that can return from this situation, it’s Tiger Woods. He has proven time and time again that when the going gets tough, he rises to the occasion and then some.
Of course he has nothing left to prove but Mickelson’s win at five years his senior might just be enough to fuel a desire to return…if and when his body allows.