Tiger Woods has revealed that his main priority is walking independently again as he continues what he describes as rehabilitation that’s “more painful than anything I have ever experienced” following his car crash in February.
The 15-time Major winner, who had surgery on open fractures to his lower right leg and further injuries to his foot and ankle, has been pictured on crutches and in good spirits in recent times but for those hanging out for another Tiger comeback story in golf, it could be a long-time yet before the 45-year old returns to the game.
“This has been an entirely different animal,” Woods told Golf Digest U.S. “I understand more of the rehab processes because of my past injuries, but this was more painful than anything I have ever experienced.”
It has since come to light that Woods had been driving twice the legal speed limit when his SUV flew off the road. Woods had to be cut from the vehicle with his fans just glad to see him survive what could’ve easily been a fatal incident.
“I have had so much support from people both inside and outside of golf which means so much to me and has helped tremendously,” Woods said, and although he’s no stranger to intense rehab following five back surgeries, including spinal fusion surgery that proved crucial in prolonging his career, his latest recuperation is perhaps more demanding than ever.
“My physical therapy has been keeping me busy,” he said. “I do my routines every day and am focused on my number one goal right now: walking on my own. Taking it one step at a time.”