Leading up to The Masters 2021 later this week, golf icon Tiger Woods sent out a congratulatory tweet to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur champion.
Woods posted on social media this weekend for only the second time since returning home from the hospital. The golfer sustained non-life-threatening injuries to his legs in a horrific car accident in February. Woods’ injuries kept him under medical care for a few weeks in California before returning to his home in Florida.
“Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery,” Tiger Woods tweeted on March 16. “I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks.”
The 15-time major champion won’t be competing in this year’s tournament. However, he’s keeping an eye on Augusta – even the pre-tournament amateur events. 17-year-old Tsubasa Kajitani ended up victorious over the weekend and got a shoutout from Tiger Woods himself after her big win.
“Congrats to Tsubasa Kajitani on winning the @anwagolf with an amazing playoff finish. Enjoy the special moment, and good luck to all of the kids tomorrow in the @DriveChipPutt,” Woods said on Twitter.
Tiger Woods Suffers Leg Injuries in One-Car Accident
On Tuesday, Feb. 23 around 7 a.m., Tiger Woods drove his SUV off the road as it rolled over in a terrible car crash.
Officials said that the golfer ran off the road while traveling in the Ranchos Palos Verdes area of California. Emergency workers responded promptly to Woods’ wreck where his car took major damage. In fact, the whole front end of the car was completely gone following the crash.
Additionally, first responders found the golfer trapped inside his vehicle and called for further assistance. Woods couldn’t make it out of his SUV on his own, so rescue workers had to extract the golfer from the single-car accident.
Subsequently, paramedics rushed Woods to a nearby hospital. To the relief of his fans around the world, authorities later notified the public that his injuries were not life-threatening. His agent Mark Steinberg also made a statement saying that his client “suffered multiple leg injuries.” Steinberg stated that Woods was already undergoing surgery for his leg injuries.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva shared further details on Tiger Woods’ wreck. According to the LA Times, Villanueva stated that Woods was “lucky to be alive” following the bad wreck. Woods sustained a shattered ankle and two leg fractures.
One of the leg fractures was a compound fracture where the bone broke through the skin. From the pictures and videos of the car crash and its aftermath, Woods is lucky his injuries weren’t life-threatening.