Golf legend Tiger Woods proudly marched back onto the field for the first time since his devastating car crash in February. Alongside him was his 12-year-old son, Charlie.
The golfer’s return to the court has been long-awaited since February; earlier this year, the 45-year-old suffered substantial injuries to his legs following a car crash in Southern California.
Many people, including Woods himself, questioned if he would ever be able to play golf again, considering the state that his body was in.
A statement released on his Twitter page offered the information, “Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by Orthopedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center.”
Despite the severity of his injuries, Woods was determined to better himself. So, he did just that.
“Early on after the accident, he was just so incredibly focused on physical therapy. Nothing was easy for him. He was in pain. He felt weak. He just never complained or gave up,” an insider reported to PEOPLE.
As for now, Tiger looks forward to moving on with his life. “This year’s been a year I would like to turn the page on,” he commented during a press conference. “It’s been full of some tough memories and some tough times, but also some great times, too. But, again, it would be nice to turn the page.”
Tiger Woods turns the page to the PNC Championship
After going through the motions of physical therapy and rebuilding up his familiarity with golf, Woods made an appearance at the PNC Championship
This particular event is special because the organization announced that the Players Championship winners could compete with a family member. Naturally, when the athlete built up enough strength to start playing again, he decided his son would be the best man for the job.
“Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the @PNCchampionshipwith my son Charlie,” Woods tweeted on December 8th. “I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud.”
The 2021 PNC Championship marks the second year in a row in which the Woods boys have been on the golf course together. Competing at the same competition last year, the 45-year-old said at the time, “I don’t think words can describe it. Just the fact that we were able to have this experience together, Charlie and I. It’s memories for a lifetime.”
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