Jay Monahan, PGA Tour Commissioner talked about the American golf star's car accident. He said he was shocked by the Tiger Woods accident: "I was in my office on a Microsoft Teams call. I answered my phone and I guess my reaction was shock, I was shocked.
I kind of had to sit down and ask the same question I had asked a second time because I wasn't sure I completely heard what I was being told. So, the way I look at it is it's never about me. I was like a lot of people out here.
Timing is everything in life, and I wanted to pursue a career in sports. I went to graduate school in 1996, got out in '97 and started my career and ended up working, finding a way to work at a company that did a lot in golf.
I saw the environment of the PGA TOUR and once I saw Tiger and all the great players in action, it led me to want to pursue a career here. Well, I think that the only thing that really matters now is his well-being. His recovery, his family, the level of support that we provide to him.
Listen, when Tiger wants to talk about golf, we'll talk about golf, but I think right now the entirety of our efforts needs to be around the support. When you're going to overcome what he needs to overcome, I think the love of all of our players and everybody out here, it's going to come forward in a big way and across the entire sporting world.
I think he'll feel that energy and I think that's what we should all focus on."
Tiger Woods is recovering
The golfer staff announced on Twitter treatments underwent for severe injuries and a leg in the car accident: "were successful and he is recovering.
The procedures have been successful and now he is recovering: he is in a good mood." Levet talked about recovery times: "I had only a broken fibula so Tiger's injury is very different but my wife suffered the same injuries as he has as an 18-year-old.
She was in a head-on crash - one car going 80kmh , the other 110kmh. She was in surgery for 15 hours. They operated on both her legs, feet and ankles. She could not walk for six months. But a year and a bit later, in 1988, she was playing for the French Open in a play-off.
She couldn't run, walking tired her but she came back. And if she came back, Tiger can come back too." Alex Villanueva, Los Angeles County Sheriff, said thar "Tiger Woods wasn't drunk, it was just an accident."
Investigators found no evidence that the golf champion was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Deputy Sheriff Carlos Gonzalez, the first to arrive at the scene of the accident, often patrols the road and said he surprised people who exceed 129 km / h, and that accidents are common.
Even Justin King, a California-based personal injury attorney, said that if investigators prove the road is unsafe and therefore contributed to the Woods accident, the council that controls it could be held responsible. The incident occurred on the border between the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes communities, and the county supervisor representing the area requested a safety review.
"God, I hope so", Woods on the CBS broadcast of The Genesis Invitational. Woods, at Riviera to hand out the trophy as the tournament host, had a microdiscectomy Dec. 23. It was the fifth surgery on his back, and the first since a procedure to fuse his lower spine in April 2017.
"I'm feeling fine. I'm a little bit stiff. I have one more MRI scheduled so that we'll see if the annulus (fibrosus) is scarred over finally and see if I can start doing more activities. But still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab, the little things before I can start gravitating towards something a little more"
Woods had not played since he joined 11-year-old Charlie at the PNC Challenge a few days before his surgery. "I don't know what the plan is", he said when asked if he would try to play before the Masters. Meanwhile Villanueva added that investigators may request a Woods blood sample to definitively rule out drugs and alcohol.
In addition, the option of asking for search warrants for the cell phone of the US star and checking if he was distracted at the time of the crash is considered, as well as data from the car's black box, which would provide information on the speed of the car.