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Tiger Woods Is Finally Back Hitting Golf Balls Again After Major Car Crash: VIDEO

by Samantha Whidden
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Less than a year after his car accident in Southern California, PGA legend Tiger Woods took to Instagram to share a video of the progress he has made in his recovery. 

“Making progress,” Tiger Woods declared in the post, which features a video of him finally hitting some golf balls. The professional golfer’s followers cheered on his progress. “This man has no quit in him,” one follower declared.

According to CNBC, Tiger Woods was speeding as fast as 87 mph, which was more than 45mph above the legal speed limit, right before his 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV went out of control and crashed into a tree and began to roll over. The media outlet revealed that the data recorder in the luxury vehicle showed at some point it was going 68 to 86.99 mph before Woods lost control of the video at a curve. Luckily, the PGA legend survived and was left with an injury to his right leg.

NBC also reported that the incident was at least Tiger Woods’ third mysterious motor vehicle accident. Los Angeles County Sheriff, Alex Villanueva, stated in a press conference that the February 2021 accident was a result of Woods driving in an “unsafe manner” given the road conditions. 

Villanueva also confirmed there was no evidence that Tiger Woods was impaired or intoxicated at the time of the crash.

Tiger Woods Stated His Recovery Efforts Were More Painful Than Anything He has Ever Experienced 

During a May 2021 interview with Golf Digest, Tiger Woods shared more details about his recovery following the car accident earlier this year. “This has been an entirely different animal. I understand more of the rehab process because of my past injuries. But this was more painful than anything I have ever experienced.”

Tiger Woods also revealed the rehab is focused on strengthening his right life. The golfer previously had five surgeries on his left knee, which he tore prior to winning the 2008 U.S. Open. Most recently he had an arthroscopic procedure done on the left knee in August 2019. Woods has also had five back operations. 

When asked if he hopes to play professional golf again, Tiger Woods dodged the question. But he also explained, “My physical therapy has been keeping me busy. I do my routines every day and am focused on my No. 1 goal right now: walking on my own. Taking it one step at a time.”

In regards to the support he received following the February 2021 car crash, Tiger Woods added, “It’s been incredible. I have had so much support from people both inside and outside of golf which means so much to me and has helped tremendously.”