Source Reveals the Impact of Tiger Woods’ Kids in Helping Him Recover From the Accident

Published 10/16/2021, 3:59 PM EDT
AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 08: Tiger Woods of the United States (R) walks with his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, son Charlie and daughter Sam during the par 3 contest prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)


Tiger Woods was in a terrible car accident earlier this year and has been in recovery since. Following multiple surgeries and months of recovery, Woods has made significant improvements after his single-car crash.

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Much to the excitement of fans, he was spotted in Florida a few weeks ago. He was in golf attire and was out to support his son, Charlie, as he participated in a junior golf competition. Just a few days later, an insider told PEOPLE magazine that Woods had an ‘incredible recovery’ and that he had a fixed timeframe to return to golf.

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Similarly, again, a source has released the latest statements regarding Woods’ recovery. Let’s see what they said-

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Tiger Woods is a ‘Fighter’ reveals source

An insider told PEOPLE that Woods ‘lives for’ his children. His son Charlie, 12, and daughter Sam, 14 are his children with his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren. The two live with him, and Charlie has also taken after his father and plays golf.

The source said, “Being a dad has helped him stay focused on his recovery. At times, it’s been very difficult for him, both physically and mentally. His leg injuries caused him extreme pain. He is a fighter and has been determined to get better though.”

ORLANDO, FL – DECEMBER 20: Charlie Woods and his father Tiger Woods walk together onto the 14th green during the final round of the PGA TOUR Champions PNC Championship at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on December 20, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

This, coupled with the news from earlier, is great for us! Initially, the source said that Woods was feeling strong and was optimistic about his return to the tour.

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“He’s got a timeframe in his head, but he’s not really putting that out there; he knows when he wants to return, and he’s going to make it happen,” said the source. “He says even if he’s not at 100%, he knows how important it is to get back out there and compete. That’s his goal.”

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates making a par on the 18th green to win the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

However, despite his accident and not playing a majority of the year, did you know the golf legend is bagging $6.7 million? Yes! Thanks to the player impact program (PIP) which rewards professionals based on their social media popularity. The top 10 golfers on the list will receive payouts from a fund of $40 million.

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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