Tiger Woods Returns Home After Car Accident

The 15-time Major winner is back home, three weeks after his car crash in California

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The 15-time Major winner is back home, three weeks after his car crash in California

Tiger Woods Returns Home After Car Accident

Three weeks after his horrific car crash in Los Angeles, Tiger Woods has left hospital and returned home to Florida.

The 15-time Major winner has thanked the golfing world for its support as well as the surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at the hospitals where he was being looked after.

"Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery," Woods said in a statement.

"I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks.

"Thank you to the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

"You all have taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough.

"I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day."

Rory McIlroy last week revealed that Tiger was due to return home soon, and said that Woods has still been giving him "heat from the hospital bed."

The American has been watching lots of golf by the sounds of it and has been texting his good friends including McIlroy, Thomas and DeChambeau.

Woods is now expected to be rehabilitating his injuries for at least a year after he had a rod placed in his leg and pins and screws in his ankle and foot.

Related: Woods rehab to take 1-2 years - Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Woods was said to have no recollection of the crash, which police say he was “very fortunate” to have survived.

The 15-time Major winner recently tweeted how touched he was seeing his fellow pro golfers wear his famous ‘Sunday Red’ outfit at the WGC-Workday Championship in tribute to him.

“It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the tv and saw all the red shirts,” Woods tweeted.

“To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time.”

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x