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Tiger: Leg amputation was a possibility after car accident

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Tiger Woods met with assembled media for the first time since his February car accident on Tuesday, and the 15-time major champion said he's grateful to have the opportunity to even be thinking about playing golf again one day.

"I'm lucky to be alive and to still have the limb," Woods said, per Golfweek. "I'm very grateful that someone upstairs was taking care of me ... (amputation) was on the table."

Woods suffered open fractures to the tibia and fibula in his right leg after losing control of his car. He underwent surgery soon after and just recently began taking swings again.

He said the rehab for this injury has been more challenging than any of the knee or back operations he's previously recovered from.

"This one has been much more difficult," Woods said. "The knee stuff, that's one level ... With the leg, it's hard to explain how difficult this has been ... It's been a lot of hard work ... There were some tough times in there."

Woods said in a web interview Monday that he never envisions himself as a full-time PGA TOUR player again. He doubled down Tuesday when asked if he knows when he may compete next.

"As far as playing at the PGA TOUR level, I don't know when that's going to happen," Woods said. "I'm able to participate in the sport of golf. To what level, I do not know yet."

Woods touched on a variety of subjects but wouldn't delve into what he remembers from the accident.

"That's all been answered, it's in the police report," Woods stated, per Golf Magazine's Dylan Dethier. "You can read about it there."

Tiger: Leg amputation was a possibility after car accident
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