“I am back home. I am grateful for the support and encouragement I have received over the past few weeks.”
Tiger Woods states this in a note posted on Twitter. The golf champion was the victim of a car accident in the past few weeks and was hospitalized.
Tiger Woods, updates
The former numer one was unconscious in a mangled SUV after he crashed the vehicle in Southern California last week, according to a court document that also revealed a nearby resident and not a sheriff’s deputy was first on the scene. The witness, who lives near the accident scene in Rolling Hills Estates just outside Los Angeles, heard the crash and walked to the SUV, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Johann Schloegl wrote in the affidavit. The man told deputies that Woods had lost consciousness and did not respond to his questions.
The first deputy, Carlos Gonzalez, arrived minutes later the morning of Feb. 23 and has said Woods appeared to be in shock but was conscious and able to answer basic questions. Woods suffered severe injuries to his right leg and cuts to his face.
Woods told deputies — both at the wreckage and later at the hospital — that he did not know how the crash occurred and didn’t remember driving, according to the affidavit.
Meanwhile, investigations continue to ascertain the dynamics of the accident, a more than normal procedure even if Woods was driving alone and did not involve other vehicles in the accident: “We are trying to determine if a crime has been committed”, explained the Deputy of Sheriff John Schloegl. “If someone is involved in a road accident, we need to reconstruct the collision, determine if there was reckless driving, if the driver was on a cell phone or if other offenses occurred. We need to determine if a crime has been committed. If there was no irregularity, we close the case and it was just a normal accident. ” The Woods accident generated great attention around the Korean brand Genesis: despite the strong impact, which caused extensive damage to the car to the point of having to cut the metal sheets to extract the golf champion from the cockpit, the GV80 SUV proved to be solid and robust, to the point that the popularity of the brand has grown.
Collin Morikawa won the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession in Florida and emulated his legend of all time, Woods, becoming the only player – along with Tiger – to win a Major (the PGA Championship in 2020) and a WGC before of 25 years. “Tiger means everything to me. Luckily he is better now and I hope he can recover as soon as possible. Every time in life we lose people we love without thanking them enough for what they did. My grandfather passed away a month ago and this I want to dedicate victory to him and to Woods “. This is Morikawa’s tribute at the end of the race.