March 16, 2021
Tiger Woods is back home.
Woods announced Tuesday evening that he has returned to South Florida after a long hospital stay at two facilities in the Los Angeles area and 21 days after a serious car accident on the border of Racho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates, California.
“I’m excited to report that I’m back home and continuing my recovery,” Woods wrote in a statement posted on his social media accounts. “I am so grateful for the flood of support and encouragement I’ve received over the past few weeks.”
The 15-time major champion was largely calm in the three weeks following the solo car crash in the days following hosting the Genesis Invitational. The impact shattered his right leg, causing debris to fracture his tibia and fibula, and injuries to his foot and ankle.
Two days after Woods was admitted to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center immediately after the crash, he was subsequently transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he underwent successful follow-up care for his injuries.
“Thanks to the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,” he continued in his statement. “You have all taken so good care of me and I cannot thank you enough.”
The 82-time PGA Tour winner has received overwhelming support from the sports world in recent weeks, including on the PGA Tour, where several professionals wore his iconic “Sunday Red” in honor.
There is no public schedule for Woods’ recovery from his injuries, nor any further information on what it could mean for his future in competitive golf.
The 45-year-old gave no indication of an answer on his social media accounts.
“I will relax at home and work to get stronger every day,” he concluded.
James Colgan is Associate Editor at GOLF, contributing stories for the website and magazine on a wide range of topics. He writes the Hot Mic, GOLF’s weekly media column, and leverages his broadcast experience on the brand’s social media and video platforms. A 2019 graduate of Syracuse University, James – and obviously his golf game – is still thawing from four years of gritting his teeth at NFL Films, CBS News, and Fox Sports. Before joining GOLF, James was a Caddy Scholar (and smart looper) on Long Island, which is where he’s from.