'Wonderful to see': Golf world erupts over photo of Tiger Woods

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·3-min read
Tiger Woods, pictured here after he was injured in a devastating car crash.
Tiger Woods has posted the first photo of himself since he was injured in a devastating car crash. Image: Instagram/Getty

Tiger Woods has posted the first photo of himself since a devastating car accident in Los Angeles in February.

The golf legend posted a photo of himself on crutches and wearing a moon boot on Friday, saying his rehab is "coming along".

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The photo on the 45-year-old's Instagram account showed him smiling on his backyard golf course while standing next to his dog.

"My course is coming along faster than I am," he said, adding a smiling face emoji.

"But it's nice to have a faithful rehab partner, man's best friend."

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The update sent Woods' fans into a frenzy, with the photo liked over 320,000 times at time of publication.

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Mystery surrounds Tiger Woods' future in golf

It comes two months after Woods suffered severe leg injuries when his car careened off a road near Los Angeles and crashed.

Woods sustained compound fractures of his tibia and fibula in his right leg in the early morning crash, which required emergency surgery. 

He also suffered injuries to his foot and ankle.

Authorities have said that excessive speed was the primary cause of the accident. 

Woods was not charged with any crime for the single-vehicle crash.

Tiger Woods, pictured here in action at the Masters in 2015.
Tiger Woods in action at the Masters in 2015. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Officials said there was no evidence of Woods being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash, but he reportedly has little to no memory of it.

The injuries have raised concerns over whether Woods will return to competitive golf, with any comeback further complicated by his long history of knee and back problems.

Orthopaedic surgeons interviewed by Reuters after the accident said that while the road to recovery will not be an easy one, it is possible for Woods to return to the sport in about a year.

Woods is tied with Sam Snead on the all-time list for wins on the PGA Tour with 82.

The Florida resident also has 15 major championships to his name, his most recent coming at the Masters in 2019.

He needs three more to match the all-time record held by Jack Nicklaus.

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