Tiger Woods appeared at his first press conference with reporters since his car incident happened last February.
Woods immediately shut down questions about the accident, saying he’s not only “lucky to be alive” but lucky “to still have the limb.”
“That’s all been answered, it’s in the police report,” he said. “You can read about it there.”
“People poke and prod and want to know more about my business. I understand that,” he said.
“I’m lucky to be alive, but also to still have the limb,” he said, via NBC News. “Those are two crucial things.”
“I’m very, very grateful that someone upstairs was taking care of me, that I’m able to not only to be here but to walk without a prosthesis.”
Woods also said that he would likely “never” be a full-time player on the Tour.
“As far as playing at the Tour level, I don’t know when that’s going to happen,” he said.
“I’m able to participate in the sport of golf. To what level, I do not know yet.”
From Fox News:
Woods shattered bones in his right leg, needed a rod in his tibia to stabilize the injuries, and needed screws and pins in his ankle after he was involved in a crash in Los Angeles earlier this year.
Woods was driving at an unsafe speed at the time of the wreck, authorities said at the time. He was driving between 84 and 87 mph when he first made impact and was driving 75 mph when the vehicle hit a tree. The posted speed limit was 45 mph.