Golf: Superstar Tiger Woods posts video of himself hitting balls nine months after serious car crash

Golf great Tiger Woods has posted a short social media video showing him hitting balls on a driving range, nine months after suffering serious leg injuries in a car crash in Southern California.

"Making progress," Woods tweets,marking the first time he has been seen swinging a club since the February accident.

The video boosts hopes that the 45-year-old American can return to competitive golf, after the accident raised doubts over another comeback. 

He previously had to take time out from the sport with a series of injury setbacks, including surgery on his back five times.

"We LOVE to see it!," the official US Ryder Cup Team Twitter account responds.

"Keep going @TigerWoods, we're all cheering for you."