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Tiger Woods wants to ‘play golf again’ following car crash in February

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Tiger Woods wants to ‘play golf again’ following car crash in February

Sep 10
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Five-time Masters Tournament champion Tiger Woods is “progressing” on his recovery after a horrific car accident earlier this year, says USA Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker.

Woods suffered multiple injuries to his right leg, ankle, and foot in a high-speed car crash in southern California.

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Stricker was initially going to ask Woods to be one of his vice-captains for the 2021 Ryder Cup, but the 45-year-old could not do it due to his ongoing rehabilitation at the moment.

“I’ve talked to Tiger a lot,” Stricker said in an interview with SiriusXM Radio on Wednesday. “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.”

Woods, who has won 15 major championships, was reportedly driving almost double the 45 mph speed limit before his car flipped over a grassy area in Ranchos Palos Verdes.

Los Angeles County released a statement in April regarding Woods’ accident.

“The primary causal factor for this traffic collision was driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway,” said sheriff Alex Villanueva.

Woods’ last official tournament was the 2020 Masters in November.

  • Tiger Woods

    Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer. He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins, ranks second in men's major championships, and holds numerous golf records.

  • Steve Stricker

    Steven Charles Stricker is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions. He has twelve victories on the PGA Tour,