Golf: 'More painful than anything I've experienced': Tiger Woods continues arduous recovery from car crash

Tiger Woods' focus remains on the first step of his recovery from a car accident in February. Well, the first step on his own.

"My physical therapy has been keeping me busy," Woods tells Golf Digest.

"I do my routines every day and am focused on my No. 1 goal right now - walking on my own. Taking it one step at a time."

Woods, 45, sustained serious injuries, after crashing his vehicle on February 23 in the Los Angeles County city of Rancho Palos Verdes

He is recovering from open fractures to his tibia and fibula, which needed a rod inserted to aid healing, and also foot and ankle injuries that needed screws and pins placed to aid in stabilization.

"This has been an entirely different animal," Woods says. 

"I understand more of the rehab processes because of my past injuries, but this was more painful than anything I have ever experienced."

On April 7, the LA County sheriff attributed the main causes of the crash as excessive speed and Woods' failure to negotiate a curve in the road. 

A sheriff's spokesman also said that because there was no evidence of the vehicle braking, Woods likely pressed the accelerator accidentally rather than the brakes. He was not cited in the crash.

Woods has played three events in the 2020/21 PGA Tour season, most recently the 2020 Masters, as he was recovering from back surgery. 

He was hospitalised for almost a month after the automobile crash.