On Tuesday morning, the world woke up to the news that Tiger Woods had met with a car accident. To wish him a speedy recovery, Serena Williams and the Rafael Nadal Academy came forward from the tennis world.
Apparently, the American golfing legend derailed his car while driving on a highway in Los Angeles and went down a hillside. As a result, he reportedly underwent multiple leg surgeries.
The first people to reach the sight found Woods trapped in the car, but he was awake and talking then. Following that, he was immediately transferred to a hospital for his treatment, where the doctors concluded that he had didn’t have life-threatening injuries. This must have come as a huge relief to his family and his fans all around the world.
At present, he is conscious and able to communicate with his family. A tweet from Tiger’s official Twitter account also expressed gratitude to all his well-wishers.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) February 24, 2021
Serena Williams tweets for Tiger Woods
Ardent tennis fans will know that Woods is a big Serena Williams fan. Moreover, he has even made a few rare appearances at the 23-time Grand Slam champion’s match.
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 18, 2021, Serena Williams of the U.S. leaves the court after losing her semi-final match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Thus, when the 39-year-old American learned of Tiger’s unfortunate ordeal, she took to Twitter to express her support, and her words were as strong as her tennis. “Love you big brother… But we will get through this,” Williams tweeted.
Love you big brother… but We will get through this @TigerWoods
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) February 24, 2021
After Williams, the Rafael Nadal Academy posts a message for Woods
Apart from the tennis queen, Rafael Nadal’s Academy also wished the 45-year-old American golfer a fast recovery. The Academy even posted a picture of Tiger Woods with the Spanish machine.
“Get well soon, Tiger Woods,” the tweet read. Other than them, many individuals and athletes from around the globe took to Twitter to shower love on Woods.
‘Not going to happen’: Golf fans shattered over Tiger Woods news
Golf fans have been left saddened after it emerged Tiger Woods is unlikely to make an appearance at the Ryder Cup this weekend.
Team USA will battle Team Europe in golf’s annual teams event at Whistling Straits.
However USA captain Steve Stricker revealed on Tuesday that Woods is unlikely to make an appearance after previously flagging that he might.
Woods sustained serious injuries after crashing his SUV on February 23 in the Los Angeles County city of Rancho Palos Verdes.
The 45-year-old is recovering from open fractures to his tibia and fibula, which needed a rod inserted to aid healing, and also foot and ankle injuries that needed screws and pins placed to aid in stabilisation.
“Probably not going to happen,” Stricker said of the possibility of Woods showing up to watch the Ryder Cup.
“He’s been, you know, obviously in my ear a lot and I call him pretty regularly. He’s part of our Ryder Cup team.
“He’s part of what we do. He’s been part of so many of these teams.”
Stricker said some of the American players had visited Woods ahead of the Ryder Cup, but it wasn’t the right time for the 15-time major champion to attend the event.
“I think it’s just not a good time for him to be here physically because of where he’s at in his rehabilitation and tough course to walk,” he said.
“Everybody is going to see it, from tee-to-green, it’s difficult. So probably won’t show up.
“But he’s getting better and his focus and mine is on making a comeback to play again.
“We don’t want to get in the way of that because we would all love to see him come back and play.”
Tiger Woods continuing rehabilitation after car accident
Earlier this month, Stricker said Woods is continuing his rehabilitation from the accident “to get better and try to play golf again”.
“He’s very passionate about (the Ryder Cup). He’s a great guy to talk to. He’s a great guy to lean on. We’ve had a number of talks,” Stricker said.
“He’s a part of this Ryder Cup family; he won’t be able to be a captain’s assistant this time around just because of his ongoing rehabilitation to try to get better and try to play golf again, and that is going well.
“He’s progressing, he’s doing well, things are moving in the right direction.”
The last words from Woods publicly about his recovery came in late May when he said he was focused on “walking on my own.”
He was hospitalised for almost a month after the crash.
Woods played three events in the 2020-21 PGA Tour season, most recently the 2020 Masters that was delayed until November, as he was recovering from back surgery.
The Ryder Cup begins September 24.
Tiger Woods Joins Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, Others in NFT Craze: Partners With Tom Brady’s New Company
Over the last few months, we’ve all seen athletes release NFTs (nonfungible tokens) of their own. The buzz around those has increased with time, players as well as fans including in this digital collecting. This time, golf icon Tiger Woods is the latest addition to a list of celebrities to release a line of NFTs online.
According to recent reports, Woods taking part in this recent craze is via a company linked to NFL star Tom Brady. Let’s take a look at what exactly Woods has invested in.
Tiger Woods girlfriend: Moment Tiger whispers ‘I Love You’ to Erica Herman after HUGE win
TIGER WOODS celebrated his first victory in five years at the Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday with girlfriend Erica Herman – watch as the couple embrace and the golf star whispers “I love you” to his girlfriend.
Tiger Woods, 42, look jubilant with girlfriend Erica Herman as he celebrated his 80th PGA tour win.
In the moments after the win, the former number one went straight to his girlfriend who showered him in affection.
The 33-year-old was supporting her beau from the side of the green and rushed over to congratulate him on his victory.
Video footage shows the moments after the win when the golf star wrapped his arms around Ms Herman, who greeted him with a kiss.
The golf icon has been dating Erica Herman since at least November last year.
The 33-year-old brunette works in the restaurant industry.
According to US publication Heavy, she was the general manager at the golfer’s restaurant, The Woods Jupiter, for several months.
Ms Herman can often be seen supporting Woods around the world as he competes.
Mr Woods took a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose into the final day at East Lake and held on pick up the 80th PGA title of his career.
Only a dramatic birdie on the 18th from Rose prevented the American star from claiming the overall FedEx Cup title as well.
Of his Tour Championship victory, Woods said: “I just can’t believe I’ve pulled this off. It’s been tough.
“I’ve had it not so easy the last couple of years and worked my way back and couldn’t have done it without the help of everyone around me.”