Golfing great Tiger Woods has remained pretty much “in the shadows” for three months since his car crash while heading to a golf tournament. Woods kept the public updated on his status through very formal social media posts. While posting one picture of himself and his dog during his rehab days.
Today though he gave a much more in-depth interview on his status to Golf Digest. Where we can truly see what life has been like for Tiger since that unfortunate event.
Although plenty of people would love to know what was going through Tiger’s mind or what happened on the day of the crash, that may very well be impossible. Even in this new interview Tiger did not discuss any of the events during or leading up to the crash.
There’s probably a good reason for this though. According to the Police report, Tiger was actually knocked out during the crash. This effectively did not allow him to remember any of the events during or prior to the incident!
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 7, 2021
Woods had had 5 knee surgeries and 5 back surgeries before the accident. That’s why he talks about understating the rehab process. However, in his own words, this rehabilitation process has been the worst of them all! Tiger mentions,
“This has been an entirely different animal,” while adding “I understand more of the rehab processes because of my past injuries, but this was more painful than anything I have ever experienced.”
The right leg is the one that suffered the most damage during the crash. His rehab procedures have focused on strengthening that part of his body!
The question that everyone wants to know about Tiger Woods is whether or not he’s going to play golf again. When asked directly Tiger did not have a direct answer to the question. In very Tiger fashion, he mentioned that his current goal is getting through rehab. Saying,
“My physical therapy has been keeping me busy. 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.”
Although Tiger is probably nowhere near stepping out on the first tee at a PGA Tour event he has been keeping a watchful eye on the tournaments. Fellow golfer and friend Justin Thomas mentioned on Tiger’s mentorship,
“If you would have told us when we were 15, 20 years old that Tiger Woods was texting us the night before we have a chance to win the tournament trying to inspire us, that’s pretty cool.”
Last week Tiger also watched his long-time rival Phil Mickelson win a major tournament at over 50 years old. Tiger took to social media to congratulate him!
Truly inspirational to see @PhilMickelson do it again at 50 years of age. Congrats!!!!!!!
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) May 23, 2021