Tiger Woods has broken his silence after his near-fatal car crash.
On February 23, the golfer was involved in a single vehicle crash in California, and was removed for the wreck by firefighters and paramedics using the ‘jaws of life’.
After being transported to hospital, the 45-year-old underwent surgery after suffering “multiple leg injuries”.
At the WGC-Workday Championship on Sunday, pro golfers including Rory McIlroy, paid tribute to Tiger by wearing his signature red shirt and black trousers on the green.
Taking to Twitter, Tiger spoke out for the first time since the crash, admitting he was “touched” by the gesture.
He wrote: “It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the tv and saw all the red shirts. To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time.”
It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the tv and saw all the red shirts. To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 1, 2021
According to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Tiger survived “what would otherwise have been a fatal crash” because the interior of his vehicle remained largely intact.
During a press conference after the crash, Villanueva said the golfer’s vehicle was likely moving at a “relatively greater speed than normal” on a downward-sloping road known for a “high frequency of accidents”.