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It was about 16 months ago when Tiger Woods had that fateful car accident that could have taken his life and almost caused his leg to be amputated. As the forever face of golf, this accident was all over the news. People wondered whether Tiger Woods would be able to live a normal life again and whether he would be able to walk again. Not only is Tiger walking, but he competed at the Masters Tournament this year, showing the world how he won this tournament 5 times. This is a remarkable turn of events and it only felt like yesterday that Tiger suffered the accident.
It was February 23rd, 2021 when it was reported that Woods was involved in a single car accident. He suffered multiple leg injuries as a result and had to be taken to the hospital via an ambulance. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that Woods was “lucky to be alive” after the accident.
The Los Angeles police department said that they would not pursue criminal charges against Woods and that he was not intoxicated and was properly wearing his seat belt. Woods underwent several surgeries for his injuries and it was unclear whether he would ever walk again, much less play golf. But Tiger worked hard on his recovery and 8 months after the accident, he said that he felt “lucky to be alive and also have a limb.” Woods talked about potentially playing competitive golf again and compared himself to legendary golfer Ben Hogan who won 6 major championships after he was involved in a car accident. Tiger Woods played the PNC Championship with his son Charlie in December. He just recently competed in the Masters. It was a brutal car accident that Woods had suffered, but the way he continues to come back from these injuries is something special.
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