Tiger Woods is recovering at home after spending weeks in the hospital after meeting with a car crash.
“Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery,” Woods tweeted on Tuesday. “I am so grateful for the support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks.”
The golf legend was driving on February 23, near Los Angeles, when his Genesis SUV hit a “Welcome to Rolling Hills Estates” sign, crossed a center divider and travelled more than 150 feet across the shoulder of the road through shrubbery and uprooted tree before coming to a stop on the driver’s side, according to the affidavit.
Woods sustained injuries and cuts to his face and multiple fractures and compound fractures to his right leg, the affidavit said.
Woods regained consciousness before sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene of the crash. While he remained sitting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle with blood on his face and chin, Woods told the deputies he had no recollection of driving or how the collision occurred.
“The deputies asked him how the collision occurred. Driver said he did not know and did not even remember driving,” the affidavit read. “Driver was treated for his injuries at the hospital and was asked there again how the collision occurred. He repeated that he did not know and did not remember driving.”
There was no evidence Woods was impaired by drugs or alcohol, according to first responder interviews cited by the affidavit.
In his Tuesday social media post, Woods thanked the hospital staff.
“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,” Woods wrote. “I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day.”
Woods was one of the most revered athletes in the world when he became engulfed in scandal in late 2009.
He smashed his car into a tree and a fire hydrant outside his luxury Florida home, sparking a series of scandalous revelations that doomed his marriage and put his game in freefall.
He later divorced from his Swedish wife Elin Nordegren, with whom he has two children, after a cascade of women came forward to say they had affairs with the golfer, making him fodder for tabloids around the world.
Woods underwent four back surgeries between 2014 and 2017.
In May 2017, Woods was arrested near his Florida home for being asleep at the wheel of his car in a traffic lane.
Woods said he had taken a mixture of prescription drugs and did not realize they would cause him to fall asleep. He pleaded guilty to reckless driving.
But he made an astonishing comeback to sensationally win the Masters in 2019, his first major title since the 2008 US Open.
He is the winner of 82 US PGA titles, level with Sam Snead for the all-time record.
In 2000-2001, while aged just 25, Woods became the first man to hold the US Open, British Open, the USPGA and the Masters titles at the same time.
Woods remains three major victories shy of the all-time record 18 won by Jack Nicklaus, but only four winners in major history have taken a title at an older age than Woods is now.