Reports Give Bittersweet Update About Tiger Woods’ Return to Golf

Published 08/13/2021, 1:33 AM EDT
DORAL, FL – MARCH 06: Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral on March 6, 2014 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


Tiger Woods is still recovering from his solo car crash, which happened in February. And now, almost six months later, Tiger continues to heal. Even though the 45-year-old is making progress, he still isn’t up to playing golf. 

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Even though Tiger Woods has faced so many injuries and surgeries throughout his career, he still says this is the most painful rehab he has ever gone through. Woods has gone under the knife around eleven to twelve times, with this crash being the most horrifying one. However, just a few weeks back, Tiger, who was seen walking with crutches, was able to apply some pressure on his injured leg. 

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“Tiger is in good spirits and doing well, but he has not been able to play any golf at all,” a source close to Woods said according to people.com. Moreover, last month, even Rickie Fowler had said Tiger has worked hard in his rehab, but still has a long road ahead. 

“I know he’s been getting after it as far as rehab goes-that takes up most of his day,” Fowler told reporters ahead of the 3M Open, according to Golf Digest. “I know it’s been tough. It’s a long road till now, he’s got a long road ahead, but he’s putting the work in.”

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On February 23, Tiger Woods was driving downhill on the border of Rolling Hills Estates in California. And suddenly, his car struck a sign in the center divider, cut through a tree, and landed alongside the road. The car sustained major damage, and so did Tiger Woods. He had to undergo surgery following the accident. 

PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 16: Tiger Woods of the United States stands on the 13th hole during the final round of the Genesis Invitational on February 16, 2020 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

According to the MD, chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Anish Mahajan, Woods suffered comminuted open fractures. The crash shattered and broke his tibia and fibula bones through the skin. Moreover, he even had smaller injuries to the ankle and foot. 

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“I do my routines every day and am focused on my No. 1 goal right now: walking on my own. Taking it one step at a time,” Tiger told the media, declining to answer about his future in professional golf and the PGA Tour. 

So only time can tell if he can take the clubs in his hand once again after recovering.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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