Tiger Woods on his recovery from single-car accident: 'Taking it one step at a time' (

Speaking publicly for the first time since a single-car accident three months ago nearly took his life, Tiger Woods is focused not on a return to golf but on his recovery.

“This has been an entirely different animal,” Woods told Golf Digest’s Daniel Rappaport in an exclusive interview. “I understand more of the rehab processes because of my past injuries, but this was more painful than anything I have ever experienced.”

Woods sustained serious injuries to his right leg, ankle and foot in an early morning crash in the Los Angeles area on February 23. He suffered “open” fractures in his tibia and fibula which required immediate surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, according to a statement issued by the hospital. He also had a rod inserted in his tibia and pins and screws placed in his ankle and foot.

Woods, 45, has been rehabbing in his Florida home for two months.

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