Tiger Woods is continuing to recover following his single-car rollover crash in February
Tiger Woods is continuing to heal.
Almost six months after Woods, 45, was involved in a single-vehicle rollover car crash in February, a source tells PEOPLE the athlete still isn’t up to playing golf.
“Tiger is in good spirits and doing well, but he has not been able to play any golf at all,” a source close to Woods says, adding that he “has not been to The Woods Jupiter, his south Florida restaurant, since before the accident in California.”
Last month, Rickie Fowler said that while his pal has been “putting the work in,” he still has a “long road ahead.”
“I know he’s been getting after it as far as rehab goes, that takes up most of his day,” Fowler told reporters ahead of the 3M Open, per Golf Digest. “I know it’s been tough. It’s a long road till now, he’s got a long road ahead, but he’s putting the work in.”
On Feb. 23, Woods was driving downhill on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes in Southern California when his car struck a sign in the center divider, cut through a tree and landed alongside the road. The vehicle sustained major damage, and Woods underwent surgery following the accident.
Woods “suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity,” according to Anish Mahajan, MD, chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, who released a statement on Woods’ Twitter page the day after the crash.
More specifically, Mahajan said Woods suffered “comminuted open fractures,” meaning his tibia and fibula bones had shattered and broken through the skin, requiring immediate surgery, along with smaller injuries to the ankle and foot.
According to the documents obtained by CNN, Woods told police following the crash that he had no recollection of driving or how the accident happened.
In April, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that speed was the primary cause of Woods’ crash. The sheriff also said that there were “no signs of impairment,” and that Woods would receive no citations for the accident.
Earlier this year, in his first interview since the accident, Woods told Golf Digest that he was focused on being able to begin moving on his own again with the help of physical therapy.
“I do my routines every day and am focused on my No. 1 goal right now: walking on my own. Taking it one step at a time,” he told the outlet at the time, declining to answer when asked if he would be able to play golf again.
Venus Williams gifts her mother house worth $310,000
Venus is cutting ties with Jupiter — TMZ has learned tennis star Venus Williams is giving away her fancy Jupiter, Florida home FOR FREE … to her mother.
According to official records, Venus deeded her mother, Oracene the 2,804 sq. ft. house in September. The only money exchanged — $10. Clearly, the house is a gift, and the nominal fee just keeps it legal.
Venus originally purchased the 4-bedroom, 3-bath home for $310,000 back in 2000 … which has to be the greatest year of her career: she won the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, and an Olympic gold medal.
Total prize money for Wimbledon and the Open that year was more than $1.5 million … so the house purchase would have been a breeze for Venus.
‘I think Roger Federer certainly transformed tennis’, says former star
Novak Djokovic’s recent triumph at Roland Garros helped fuel the debate over the best ever again. The number 1 in the world, who reassembled Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last act, has therefore put his 19th Grand Slam title on the bulletin board, reaching only one length behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
As the youngest of the Big 3s, the 34-year-old from Belgrade has a great chance to end his career with the most majors. The Serbian veteran has made no secret that he would like to host the ‘Calendar Grand Slam’ this year, as he will be the main favorite at both Wimbledon and the US Open.
His ride to the sixth seal at the Championships started well, despite having conceded a set to local favorite Jack Draper in the opening round. With Nadal in the pits to recharge his batteries and Federer close to saying goodbye, one wonders who can stop his domination.
In the course of an interview with the Herald, former Australian champion Pat Cash expressed his opinion on the issue of the greatest ever.
Pat Cash on the GOAT debate
“Head-to-heads are significant. If you want to throw in who the greatest player of all time is, you have to have a winning head to head record against your other peers,” Pat Cash said.
“Overall, (as) a player who can do everything, Roger Federer has to be up there. Rafael Nadal, of course, was a very good volleyer and was able to use that,” Cash said. “Not in the later years because his tactics were never going to trouble Federer.
But Novak Djokovic’s returning, serving and ground strokes on slower grass courts that we have these days, to me, it feels like a bit of a pity that the courts have slowed down so much. Or the balls have slowed down, I should say.”
Cash then proceeded to lavish praise on 20-time Major winner Roger Federer, crediting the Swiss for transforming the sport through his versatile style of play. “I think he certainly transformed tennis. He brought it to another level in the modern era.
He showed players could play at the back of the court and be equally as good at the net and around the net,” Cash said. “His movement was phenomenal and I think he certainly brought an element of style and flashiness and the shots he could produce – it’s the best of what we seen from the Bjorg and Connors at the baseline and McEnroe, Edberg, Sampras, those types of volleys.”
“Very Nervous”: Emma Raducanu Reveals Excitement Playing With Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu has been in the limelight ever since her inspiring three-week run in New York that ended with a dominant victory over Leylah Fernandez in the finals.
Right from former players to coaches, everyone has been praising the youngster for not succumbing to the occasion and remained focused on her game in the championship match. Now, all eyes are on Raducanu’s next tournament.
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With Indian Wells likely to be the option, the current world no.22 will have to play the qualifiers in order to make it to the main draw. The reason being, Indian Wells calculates the ranking points acquired before the US Open.
Emma Raducanu plays tennis alongside the Duchess of Cambridge
However, the tournament organizers are most likely to give a wild-card for the Brit. While Raducanu remained tight-lipped on the next event she wants to play, the youngster was asked to participate in an event hosted by the LTA Youth Program.
The program took place at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, Raducanu had the privilege of meeting the Duchess of Cambridge for the first time. Not just that, the rising star got to play doubles alongside the Duchess.
“Perfect day for some tennis & what an honour, loved being part of the #LTAyouth fun”, Raducanu tweeted post the event.
Raducanu also mentioned that she felt more nerves playing alongside Kate Middleton than being at the US Open final.
“I was actually very nervous playing the duchess — I was like, ‘Don’t miss, don’t miss.’”, Raducanu said.
Kate Middleton has been playing tennis with US open Champion Emma Raducanu at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.https://t.co/0jcMC1yir9 pic.twitter.com/yUh1npqu49
— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 24, 2021
It’s a known fact that the Duchess of Cambridge has been a huge tennis fan and continues to be one. Every year at Wimbledon, she hands out the trophies during the ceremony as she is a patron of the Lawn Tennis Association(LTA).
Kate’s love for tennis goes way back to her school when she was a sportswoman. After Raducanu’s impressive win at the US Open, the Duchess tweeted saying that the whole nation was proud of the teenager’s achievement.
Coming to Raducanu, she announced today about her split with current coach, Andrew Richardson. With a huge leap in the ranking points, the Brit found the need to have the guidance of someone who has coaching experience on the WTA tour.