‘My faithful rehab partner’: Tiger Woods poses next to his dog in first photo of himself on crutches with his leg in a brace since horror car crash two months ago
Tiger Woods has shared his first photo following his devastating car crash in February, showing him smiling on crutches alongside one of his faithful dogs.
The PGA legend posed on the backyard four-hole practice course outside his $40 million mansion in Jupiter, Florida, which is undergoing major renovations as he recovers from serious leg injuries.
‘My course is coming along faster than I am,’ he wrote on Instagram on Friday. ‘But it’s nice to have a faithful rehab partner, man’s best friend.’
Woods has two dogs at home, Border Collie and Springer Spaniel Mix named Bugs, who was seen in the photo, as well as an Australian Shepherd named Lola.
Tiger Woods has shared his first photo following his devastating car crash in February, showing him smiling on crutches alongside his dog Bugs
Police estimate that Woods was driving as fast as 87mph in the 45mph zone when his SUV crossed the median and rolled down a hill
Woods, 45, is currently recovering in Florida after crashing an SUV in Los Angeles County on February 23 and shattering his right leg.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash although Woods allegedly did swerve across several lanes of oncoming traffic before rolling the SUV down a hill.
Police estimate that Woods was driving as fast as 87mph in the 45mph zone that day. But despite his speed, and the fact that he struck a raised median, Woods is not being charged for reckless driving.
According to police, there wasn’t enough evidence to charge Woods, who didn’t undergo sobriety testing, but is not believed to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the early-morning crash.
‘Reckless driving, you have to have multiple violations in conjunction with one another,’ Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Captain James Powers told the media on April 7. ‘That did not exist here … and the speeding, there’s no independent witnesses regarding the speeding.’
Woods was knocked unconscious and suffered a gash to his jaw as well as ‘bruised right and left rib cage, fractured right tibia and fibula, possible right ankle injury,’ according to the crash report obtained by DailyMail.com.
First responders noted that they saw Woods sitting in the driver’s seat of the car with blood on his face and chin when they arrived. The legendary golfer was wearing his seatbelt and the airbag had deployed.
Woods was knocked unconscious and his right leg was shattered in the horror crash
Woods was ‘responsive and was able to speak,’ a deputy noted in the report – but said he was ‘acting in a manner consistent with someone suffering from shock.’
He also had cuts to the top-right side of his head, right eye and nose and right chin and jawline.
Woods told first responders that his right leg was ‘in a lot of pain,’ according to the crash report. When he was removed from the wreckage, first responders saw ‘he had an open fracture mid-shaft on his right leg below the knee.’
Officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department told investigators that Woods ‘was somewhat combative when they were trying to treat him on scene.’
Woods was taken by ambulance to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and was given morphine and Zofran for the pain. He was later transferred to Cedars Sinai hospital before he was allowed to return home last month.
Developing story, more to follow.
WOODS THOUGHT HE WAS IN FLORIDA – NOT CALIFORNIA – AFTER HIS LA COUNTY WRECK
Tiger Woods wasn’t sure where he was when a sheriff’s deputy interviewed him after his one-car crash in February, according to a 22-page report obtained by USA Today.
Woods was in Los Angeles for The Genesis Invitational and promotional appearances but told the deputy that he thought he was in Florida, where he makes his permanent residence.
The report details the conversation between deputy Kyle Sullivan and Woods, which took place at the hospital as Woods was receiving stitches for an injury to his face.
‘I then asked (Woods) if he is able to tell me about what happened regarding the traffic collision,’ Sullivan wrote. Woods ‘told me he did not remember being involved in a traffic collision. (Woods) thought he was currently in the state of Florida.’
In this file photo a tow truck recovers the vehicle driven by golfer Tiger Woods in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on February 23, 2021, after a rollover accident
Police say Woods was travelling at high speed when he hit a raised central reservation, smashed through a wooden road sign, splintered a tree and then rolled his SUV off the wrong side of the road where it came to rest at the bottom of an embankment
One of the pages of the 22-page police report describes how police found an empty pill bottle in a backpack in his car
The report also revealed that Woods’ blood pressure had fallen ‘too low to administer any type of pain medication’ in the immediate aftermath of the crash, which left the 82-time PGA Tour winner with serious injuries to his right leg.
It also confirmed that Woods was driving in a straight line when he should have attempted to navigate a curve while speeding on the morning of Feb. 23.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Wednesday at a press conference in downtown Los Angeles that there were no signs of impairment for Woods, who will not face any citations or charges for the crash on Feb. 23.
‘The primary cause or factor for this traffic collision was driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway,’ Villanueva said.
Villanueva said Woods’ Genesis SUV was traveling an estimated 84 to 87 mph on a stretch of road that has a speed limit of 45 mph.
Woods, 45, struck a raised median, crossed through two oncoming lanes and uprooted a tree before rolling over in Rolling Hills Estates, just outside of Los Angeles.
‘Had (Woods) applied his brakes to reduce his speed or steered to correct the direction of travel, he would not have collided with the center median and the collision would not have occurred,’ said Sgt. Michael Downing, per the report.