Tiger Woods had to undergo surgery after a serious car accident (Image: Tiger Woods / Instagram; AP)

Tiger Woods has shared his first photo since being seriously injured in a horrific car crash and smiles as he updates his fans on his condition.

On Tuesday, February 23, it was announced that 45-year-old Woods was pulled from a wrecked car by a fire department after an accident.

The golf star’s agent, Mark Steinberg, announced that he had suffered multiple injuries to both legs and was going to have surgery.

In a new picture on Instagram, the athlete can be seen on a golf course next to a dog who is beaming and balancing on two crutches.

“My course is progressing faster than me,” he wrote in the headline. “But it’s nice to have a loyal rehab partner, a man’s best friend.”

The picture also shows Woods’ right leg in braces while his left leg is without support.

Some of Wood’s fans wished him well in the comments section below the post.

“You have this tiger !!!” One person said while another wrote, “Nice to see you up and down! Heal completely. ‘

While Woods was recovering, several golf stars paid tribute to him at the WGC Workday Championship by wearing his signature red top and black pants.

Woods thanked the ‘incredible’ medics who helped him (Image: AP Photo / Ryan Kang, File)

The athlete thanked for the support and wrote in a tweet: “It’s hard to explain how touching it was today when I turned on the TV and saw all the red shirts. For every golfer and fan, you really help me through this difficult time. ‘

Following his accident, Woods underwent surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center before being taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for further treatment.

On March 16, upon returning home, he shared a statement on social media thanking the “incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff” who had all helped to take care of him .

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“You have all looked after me so well and I cannot thank you enough,” he said.

“I’ll take a rest at home and work to get stronger every day.”

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