In a message posted on his Twitter account, his team of doctors and the TGR Foundation left updates regarding Tiger Woods' condition after the serious car crash involving the American champion. The message said: "Tiger Woods is awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room.
The golf champion has undergone a lengthy surgical procedure on his right lower leg and right ankle. Thank you all for the tremendous support and support. the messages received in this difficult period." Recognized as one of the best golfers of all time, and the best of the modern era, Woods has won 110 professional tournaments, including 15 majors, in his multi-decade career, making him the player to have achieved the most individual titles.
He maintained the first position in the world ranking for a total of 683 weeks, of which 281 consecutive (from 12 June 2005 to 30 October 2010), and is the only golfer to have won, between 2000 and 2001, all and four modern-era majors over the course of a year.
In 2014 he became the first sportsman in the world to have exceeded a billion dollars in earnings from various sponsors. In 2019, President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.
Winner of 15 Major Tournaments (second only to Jack Nicklaus, with 18) between 1997 and 2019, he indelibly marked the history of this sport, bringing it into the spotlight after years in which such a dominant and charismatic figure was missing.
Among the many moments passed in the history of golf, we remember the incredible approach to the 16th of the last round of the 2005 Masters, and the victory after a play-off hole against Rocco Mediate at the 2008 US Open at the end of the four rounds played.
with a fracture to the tibia and a knee ligament which will be reconstructed a few days later. Historical rivalries with Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh, among the only athletes able to undermine, even if only at alternating periods, his domination.
Woods won the Masters in 1997 at 21 years-old and 3 months making him the youngest winner in the history of the tournament (a record now belonging to Jordan Spieth). He has won all 4 Majors consecutively: from the US 2000 Open to 2001 Masters; this feat was called Tiger Slam, and not Grand Slam because it was not completed in the same calendar year.
Tiger Woods holds a staggering 54 wins and only 4 defeats in the tournaments he was leading after the three laps, invariably dressed in a red shirt and black pants on the final lap Sunday. He holds the record for fewer strokes in all 4 Major Tournaments, together with Jack Nicklaus he is the only player to have won the Career Grand Slam three times and the only golfer in history to have won more than one Major Tournament for 2 consecutive years (2005-2006).