Golf fans are delighted to hear that Tiger Woods has now left hospital and returned home where he will recover around his family, following a near fatal car crash in California last month.
Woods underwent surgery to his lower right leg, while he also suffered further injuries to his foot and ankle, when his car travelled at high speed across a road, before rolling it over in a single-vehicle accident.
A statement was posted by Woods' on his social media accounts on Tuesday, which said: "Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery. I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks.
"Thank you to the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. You have all taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough.
"I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day."
March 16, 2021
It is still unknown whether Woods will be able to return to the PGA Tour and the road to recovery is a long one, with multiple fractures to his right tibia and fibula meaning a rod was inserted in his leg, as well as screws and pins placed in the bones of his foot and ankle.
It seems Woods has been in high spirits though whilst in hospital, with multiple PGA Tour stars revealing they have spoken with him, with Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas revealing that the 15-time major champion has been giving them stick for their recent performances.
"He text me some words of encouragement before the final round at Bay Hill on Sunday and things didn’t quite go to plan and he was the first one to text me and he was like 'what’s going on here?' So even from the hospital bed he’s still giving me some heat," McIlroy told Jimmy fallon on The Tonight Show.
The tweet from Woods received hundreds of replies from golf fans, all wishing him well and hoping for a full recovery.
"Tiger, there is not another professional athlete who I root for more, in terms of rebounding and ending their career on a high note. So much golf ahead of you. The sport is more interesting when you tee it up. Take care of yourself, man," said one golf fan on Twitter.