A who’s who of hoops, entertainment, football, golf, media and politics wish Tiger Woods well


On Tuesday morning the unimaginable happened again.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff reported a horrific car accident involving Tiger Woods. After waiting for good news about his condition, we heard about surgeries and the insertion of rods, pins and screws.

Although it’s a striking tragedy of significant proportion, Tiger is familiar with setbacks. Earlier incidents that occurred when he was behind the wheel, exposed his infidelity and his struggles with addictive medications.

Woods is also very familiar with comebacks. It seemed like just yesterday that Tiger celebrated his fifth Masters’ victory amid the patrons at Augusta. It was the the sports story of 2019. We all watched, many of us teary-eyed.

Because of who he is and his history of fighting himself off the mat, expectations for Tiger remain high. So, yes, we first root for Tiger’s full recovery which, should it eventuate, will have many looking even further ahead.

Excelling on the course again? It would take a Herculean effort on a treacherous and potentially unreachable trail, even for the most determined and disciplined like Tiger. And who knows what hindrances and impediments he would face. One thing for sure. The journey would be another emotional roller coaster. Lots of difficult days ahead, one way or the other.

One thing for sure, we’ll all be watching.

A who’s who responds:

Support from media, athletes and even an ex-girlfriend poured out after news of the accident:

Barack Obama @BarackObama

Sending my prayers to @TigerWoods

and his family tonight—here’s to a speedy recovery for the GOAT of golf. If we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s to never count Tiger out.

Jack Nicklaus @jacknicklaus

Barbara and I just heard about Tiger’s accident, and like everyone else, we are deeply concerned. We want to offer him our heartfelt support and prayers at this difficult time. Please join us in wishing Tiger a successful surgery and all the best for a full recovery.

Earvin Magic Johnson @maficjohnson

Everyone send your prayers out to Tiger Woods! He was just in a bad car accident. Let us all pray for his speedy recovery

Rory Mcllroy via @GolfChannel

He’s a human being at the end of the day. And he’s already been through so much. At this stage I think everyone should just be grateful that he’s here, that he’s alive, that his kids haven’t lost their dad. That’s the important thing.

Julian Edelman @Edelman11

Thinking of @TigerWoods this afternoon… prayers this is just the beginning of another major comeback

Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

Tiger Woods, a golfer, has suffered more injuries to more body parts than most NFL players I’ve known. If ANYone can come back from today’s horrible leg/ankle injuries, and win again, even another major, it is Tiger Woods. All-time mental/physical toughness. Pulling for him.

Stephen Curry @StephenCurry30

Heal up quickly @TigerWoods! Praying for you and your family. God is in control always. Stay strong

Phil Mickelson @PhilMickelson

We are all pulling for you, Tiger. We are so sorry that you and your family are going through this tough time. Everyone hopes and prays for your full and speedy recovery.

Justin Thomas @JustinThomas34

Sick to my stomach right now. Praying for @TigerWoods and hoping for an amazing recovery. Thinking about his entire family and team, as all of us are sending our best wishes. We know TW is a fighter. Get well soon Tiger!!!

Mike Tyson @MikeTyson

Fight @tigerwoods like the champion you are for your kids and the world.  Love and prayers

Dustin Johnson @DJohnsonPGA

Hate to see the news about Tiger. Wishing him a quick recovery and a Ben Hogan style comeback. If anyone can do it, it’s TW.

Zach LaVine @ZachLaVine

Praying for Tiger Woods. We have already gone through too much in 2020

Jordan Spieth @JordanSpieth

Been thinking about @TigerWoods and his family non-stop since I heard the news. Very relieved to hear he was awake and responsive today, and praying he recovers quickly.

Lindsey Vonn @lindseyvonn

Praying for TW right now

Kid Rock @KidRock

Wishing @TigerWoods a speedy recovery and sending love. His golf record speaks for itself. While the media so often highlights his personal struggles, what stands out to me most from knowing him for many years is his philanthropy, kindness & being such a great friend/father.

Riggs @RiggsBarstool

Tiger Woods will win again.

Rafa Nadal @rafaelnadal

Thinking of @TigerWoods this afternoon… prayers this is just the beginning of another major comeback

Serena Williams @serenawilliams

Love you big brother… but We will get through this


Amelia Holland

Amelia Holland is pursuing a degree in Marketing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and certificates in Digital Studies and Sports Communication through the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Amelia will graduate in 2022 and hopes to pursue a career in sports marketing, journalism or broadcasting.

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