Tiger Woods statement
Chief Executive of The R&A
We were all greatly relieved to hear the news this morning that Tiger Woods is recovering in hospital from the injuries he sustained yesterday. It was deeply upsetting for all of us at The R&A and throughout the game to witness the scenes on television last night and we are thankful that Tiger has come through it.
Tiger is a figure who transcends our sport in so many ways but he is rightly renowned as one of the greatest golfers ever to have graced the fairways. As a three-time Champion Golfer of the Year he is part of the fabric of The Open and will always have a special place in our hearts in St Andrews.
He is a great champion and has come through adversity before. We want to send our sincere best wishes to him as he continues his recovery and to his family and friends. Our thoughts are very much with them.