Tiger Woods, 45, was ready to make a comeback. His career has been drenched with scandal, including the sex scandal that rocked his reputation and destroyed his marriage, and also his DUI arrest and addiction to pain killers.
But now he will likely spend his time recovering from a potentially career-ending accident. The golf legend will have a tough recovery ahead filled with months of rehab, says a doctor who consulted on the case.
The golf star’s injuries included multiple fractures to his tibia and fibula as well as his ankle and foot.
On many fan’s minds was the question of whether or not Woods was impaired in any way before the accident. Authorities confirmed that he was not. Woods was conscious when they arrived but could not “stand under his own power”. He had to be pried from the wreckage with an ax.
On the day of the accident – February 23rd – Tiger took an early-morning drive on a steep and winding road known by locals to be “a dangerous stretch.”
Woods had been staying at Southern California’s luxury Terranea Resort after hosting the Genesis Invitational PGA tournament Feb. 18-21. He was also giving “celebrity” golf lessons to D Wade and David Spade and having a great time.
Both of Tiger’s kids were there when he regained his Master’s title in 2019 and many say he has become a much better father since his previous scandals. He also has a girlfriend of three years, Erica Herman.
Now Woods will need to rebuild again. Friends of the golfer say he is “frustrated” and “doesn’t want his career to end like this”. They also add that he will “do whatever he can to battle back”.