Tiger Woods has returned to his home state of Florida to begin his rehab from career-threatening leg injuries sustained last month when his SUV went off the road and down a hill in the Los Angeles suburbs.
In a tweet posted Tuesday night, Woods said, “I am pleased to say that I am back home and continuing my recovery.” “I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support that I have got over the last few weeks.”
Two days after the Genesis Invitational at Riviera, Woods was injured. He was driving to a GolfTV shoot shortly after 7 a.m. when his SUV collided with a median, rolled over, and landed on its side near a steep road notorious for accidents, according to police. He had to be dragged out of the car through the windshield.
He had a long operation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center that day for numerous broken tibia and fibula bones in his lower right leg. A rod in his tibia was used to secure them in place. Additional damage to his foot and ankle necessitated the use of screws and pins.
He was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for further care.
Woods expressed appreciation to the medical staffs at both hospitals for their support.
In a tweet, Woods said, “I will be recovering at home and focusing on getting stronger every day.”
In the final round of the Workday Championship in Florida, a dozen or so players wore black trousers and red tops, the Sunday colors of Woods, who has a record-tying 82 victories on the PGA Tour.
Woods has kept in contact with his friends via text messages, sending them to Bryson DeChambeau before his Bay Hill victory and to Justin Thomas, one of his closest golf friends, before his victory in The Players Championship on Sunday.
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Rory McIlroy suggested that Woods could be returning to Florida.
McIlroy said, “He’s doing better.” “I guess all of the guys have contacted him. If all goes well over the next week or so, he should be able to return home and continue his recovery there, which will be good for him. Look at his kids and his family.
“But, yes, he’s changing. At this point, I believe we’re all wishing him a speedy recovery.′′
McIlroy and Thomas are among those who live in Jupiter, Florida, near Woods.