KEY POINTS

  • Tiger Woods announced that he is back home and recovering in a statement posted to Twitter
  • The golfer thanked the surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Woods' supporters flooded his tweet with well-wishes

Tiger Woods is back home and made sure to express his gratitude to the hospital staff who helped him following his car crash last month.

The 45-year-old golfer took to Twitter Tuesday to give fans an update about his condition. Woods, who had recently been admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, shared that he is already recovering at home and also thanked everyone who took care of him during his hospitalization.

"Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery," Woods wrote in his statement. "I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks."

"Thank you to the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff  at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. You have all taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough," the golf great continued.

Woods added that he "will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day."

He had undergone emergency surgery for the "significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity" that he sustained in a single-vehicle accident in Los Angeles on Feb. 23.

Woods' post on Twitter was flooded with well-wishes from his fans and followers.

"So glad you r home with your family, certainly will help with the healing process. I am a huge fan! Take care, get we'll soon!" one commented.

"Do America fans a great favor, TIGER. DO NOT OVER DO YOURSELF AT ALL. TAKE ALL THE TIME YOU NEED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY. THIS IS A MUST. YOU HAVE SO MANY CHAMPIONSHIPS STILL WITHIN YOU. WHEN YOU ARE FULLY HEALED YOU WILL PLAY SOME OF THE BEST GOLF THAT YOU HAVE EVER PLAYED," another wrote.

"You were the center of the universe the day you crashed your car. Everyone stood back in amazement trying to emotionally process our feelings. I’m so glad you are alive. Recover on the wings of angels. We want to see you win," a third user added.

"Hell yes buddy this is fantastic news. All the young guns on your say you are the reason they play. You’ve had some bumps but have shown integrity and growth to get to where you are. Heal well Tiger the world is thrilled with this tweet today," a fourth netizen wrote.

This comes after Rory McIlroy also shared an update about his friend and fellow golf pro's condition. He told Jimmy Fallon during a recent guest appearance on "The Tonight Show" that he has spoken to Woods "a bit" since the crash and that his friend was "doing better."

"You know, I think all the guys have reached out to him, and hopefully if things go well over the next week or so he might be able to get home and start recovery at home, which would be great for him, so, see his kids, see his family," McIlroy said.

Tiger Woods turned professional in 1996 and won his first major title at the 1997 Masters with a course record Tiger Woods turned professional in 1996 and won his first major title at the 1997 Masters with a course record Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Patrick Smith