Tiger Woods has posted his first video on Twitter since crashing his car in the early hours of 2 February.
Woods has not played since that day and left the US Open to seek treatment for his marriage, personal life and personal well-being. He had a brief look at the course at Torrey Pines, where he had won in 2008, in November before withdrawing with back spasms and returning to his home in Florida.
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In the video, Woods practises one or two shots from the fairway and while standing on the 10th tee. There is no audible crowd but there is a few people on the perimeter of the fairway who seem to be snapping a photo or video of Woods. Woods’ son, Sam, is with him at the time.
He posted the video on his Twitter account and wrote: “First ever official video shot from the driving range since I crashed my car back in February. To see the smiles on my kids, my caddie’s face and my fans around the world was fun – I had a blast!”
The video shows Woods occasionally smiling as he takes shots and putsts.
Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) First ever official video shot from the driving range since I crashed my car back in February. To see the smiles on my kids, my caddie’s face and my fans around the world was fun – I had a blast! pic.twitter.com/7bruelfI8B
An unofficial video posted on Twitter earlier this month shows Woods from behind during practice. It is a somewhat longer, more intense recording, although is blurred for the duration of the video.
Woods, 42, was released from a Mississippi hospital in late April after seeking treatment for back spasms. He has not played since Torrey Pines. Woods did not set a schedule for his return to golf, saying he would make one early next year.