Golfing legend Woods has been in intense recovery after suffering severe leg injuries in a crash earlier this year
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Golf: Woods ‘driving at twice the speed limit’ before crash
The 15-time major winner suffered severe injuries to his legs in the single-vehicle smash in the early hours of February 23, when he lost control of his luxury SUV while travelling at almost twice the legal speed limit.
He underwent surgery to repair the damage to his lower right leg, foot and ankle, and has been undergoing extensive rehabilitation since being allowed to return home in mid-March.
Woods was pictured still using crutches to walk six months after the crash, but fans were delighted to see an image of the golfing great standing unaided and with a club in hand as he watched his son Charlie practise.
Tiger Woods has not played competitive golf since his car crash in February (
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Now, according to TWLegion, a group which spends its time tracking the movements and progress of the American, Woods has managed to resume “some limited golf activity” himself.
It’s the most positive update given since the 45-year-old’s crash, and will give fans further hope that they might be able to see their hero in competitive action again one day.
That return to the tour appears to still be some way away, though.
In a recent interview with Golf Magic, leading osteopath and sports therapist for the Challenge Tour Poora Singh said he would be “astounded” if Woods were able to play competitive golf in time for The Masters next April.
Woods has been largely silent about the crash and his condition in public, giving updates on social media only sparingly.
He did, though, sit down with an interview with Golf Digest earlier this year, in which he said the recovery process has been “more painful than anything” he has ever gone through.
“This has been an entirely different animal, the golfing legend said.
Tiger Woods’ SUV after the crash in which the golfer sustained severe leg injuries (
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“I understand more of the rehab processes because of my past injuries, but this was more painful than anything I have ever experienced.
“My physical therapy has been keeping me busy. 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.”
No other golfer has won more PGA Tour events than Woods, while only the legendary Jack Nicklaus can boast more victories in men’s major championships.
It looked for a long time as though he would not add to his 14 major titles, the last coming in 2008, but in 2019 he came from two strokes behind heading into the final day at Augusta to win his fifth Green Jacket at The Masters.