Tiger Woods video: Golfer ‘making progress’ in new footage as rehabilitation continues after injury
Tiger Woods has given an encouraging update on his recovery from a life-threatening car accident.
Woods posted a two-second clip on his official Twitter account on Sunday showing him hitting balls at an undisclosed training field.
The photo – titled “Make Progress” – will raise hopes that the 15-time main winner can complete an impressive return to action after the apocalyptic crash in Los Angeles in February.
The 45-year-old underwent surgery for open fractures in his lower right leg and other injuries to his foot and ankle after the one-car accident.
Woods, who was found to be traveling at nearly twice the legal speed limit when crashing, was hospitalized for weeks before returning to his Florida home where he undergoes extensive rehabilitation.
Justin Thomas, his former Ryder Cup teammate, was a regular visitor and told The No lying down podcast earlier this month that Woods is determined to get back into competitive action.
“Obviously I hope he does,” Thomas said. “But at the same time, as I said after the accident, as long as he can be a father and be normal with that again, that’s his number one priority, and the rest is from that reward.
“He’s still the same sarcastic, so nothing has changed there, so I’m glad to see he’s still more awesome as always.”
Speaking about Woods’ rehabilitation process, Thomas added, “I mean, it’s Groundhog Day.” Every day is exactly the same for him.
“But he’s at least able to… The pictures were all about him starring in (son) Charlie, and (his daughter) Sam’s football championships here and there. He’s able to be a dad to some extent again, which is the most important thing.”
Woods’ charity tournament, the “Global Champions Challenge,” is scheduled to take place December 2-5 in the Bahamas.