Tiger Woods breaks silence after fellow pros show support

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has spoken for the first time since the car accident that almost killed him after several of his fellow pros paid a touching tribute on Sunday.

Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Annika Sorenstam were amongst the players to wear Woods' trademark red and black colour combination in the final round of their respective tournaments on Sunday in a show of solidarity with the stricken 15-time major champion. 

On Sunday night, Woods tweeted his gratitude.

• Organisers "thrilled" with day one of Golf Show

• Woods will not face charges after accident

"It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the TV and saw all the red shirts," wrote the 45-year-old. "To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time."

Woods required emergency surgery on his right leg and ankle after the early morning crash near Los Angeles last Tuesday.

The former world No.1 had to be pulled from the wreckage of his Genesis SUV by emergency services after his car left the road and rolled multiple times.

• Man arrested for breaking into Augusta National

• Annika Sorenstam at centre of rules farce

One of the first responders who attended to Woods said that he was lucky to survive the smash on what is a notorious accident black-spot.

An update from Woods' camp on Friday evening revealed that he has been transferred to a new hospital to continue his recovery. Local law enforcement officials have also confirmed he will face no criminal charges over the accident.

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

US PGA 2022: Full prize money breakdown
9 things Justin Thomas gets for winning the US PGA
Justin Thomas wins US PGA in playoff
US PGA: Mito Pereira rues painful finish
Who is Mito Pereira? Everything you need to know about the US PGA leader

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How to hold your finish like a tour pro
play button
The correct set up is crucial
play button
A very individual golf swing and lesson
play button
Stand closer to the golf ball at address
See all videos right arrow