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 is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x