‘Being a Dad’ Fuels Tiger Woods’ Car Crash Recovery Efforts

by Chris Haney

Back in February, PGA legend Tiger Woods suffered leg injuries in a terrible car crash, but his children have helped get him through his lengthy recovery.

A source close to Woods and his family recently spoke to PEOPLE. They shared that the golfer “lives for” his two children – Charlie, 12, and Sam, 14. Woods shares custody of his daughter and son with ex-wife Elin Nodregren, and being a father has given him all the motivation he needs on his road to recovery.

“Being a dad has helped him stay focused on his recovery,” the source told PEOPLE. “At times, it’s been very difficult for him both physically and mentally. His leg injuries caused him extreme pain. He is a fighter and has been determined to get better though.”

The source also shared some good news about how well Tiger Woods’ recovery has progressed.

“He has worked very hard in physical therapy… He has had an incredible recovery,” they added.

Earlier this week, another source familiar with Woods’ recovery process echoed his positive progression while in recovery. As a result of the single-car accident, Woods suffered serious injuries to his legs. They included fractures to his tibia and fibula.

The source called Tiger Woods’ recovery “remarkable” so far. They shared that he is “feeling strong and healthy and optimistic that he’ll be able to return to tour.”

The source isn’t exactly sure when the 15-time major champion will return to the golf course. But they did mention that Woods has a “timeframe in his head. He knows when he wants to return, and he’s going to make it happen.”

Tiger Woods Injured in Rollover Car Crash in California

On Feb. 23 around 7 a.m., Tiger Woods accidentally drove his SUV off the road and flipped over in an awful rollover car crash that made headlines across the globe.

Emergency workers responded quickly to the scene of the crash. Additionally, first responders found the famous golfer trapped inside his SUV and called for further assistance. Rescuers had to extract Woods from the single-car accident since he suffered serious injuries to his legs in the wreck.

Paramedics then hurried Woods to a nearby hospital. To the relief of his millions of fans, officials notified the public that Woods’ injuries were not considered life-threatening. Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg shared a statement that day about his client who “suffered multiple leg injuries.” Steinberg also revealed that doctors were already performing surgery on his leg injuries.

Later that evening, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva revealed more details on Tiger Woods’ crash. Villanueva shared that Woods was “lucky to be alive” after sustaining serious injuries, according to the LA Times. From the looks of the vehicle after the wreck, Woods is lucky indeed.

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