Tiger Woods spoke extensively for the first time on Thursday since he was seriously injured in a car accident in February.

The golf legend is still in a rehabilitation process and that is quite difficult for him.

"My past with injuries has made me familiar with the process of rehabilitation, but this is really something else. This is the most painful thing I've ever been through," said Woods in an exclusive interview with

Golf Digest magazine

.

The 45-year-old American was seriously injured in a one-sided accident in his SUV in February.

Woods, who was speeding 60 kilometers per hour according to research, suffered open fractures in his right leg and a crushed ankle and had to stay in hospital for weeks.

In recent months, Woods has been virtually silent and it has remained unclear how he was.

On April 23, he posted a photo of himself and his dog on Instagram, showing him walking with crutches and his right leg wrapped.

Tiger Woods overturned his SUV in February and was seriously injured.

Tiger Woods overturned his SUV in February and was seriously injured.

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Woods cannot walk independently yet

With that update on social media, Woods already showed that his recovery still needs a lot of time and that is no different a month later.

"I am still busy with physiotherapy. I do my exercises every day and I am now fully focused on that one goal: to be able to walk under my own power again. This process goes step by step."

Woods, unwilling to answer questions about his future as a professional golfer during the interview, has been plagued by physical discomfort throughout his career.

The fifteen-time major winner had several operations on his back and knee.

In 2018, Woods made his comeback after years of absence, which he gave extra shine in April 2019 by winning The Masters for the fifth time in his career.

The American has also won the PGA Championship four times and the US Open and The Open Championship three times in his career, the other majors.

Woods is grateful that he receives a lot of support during his rehabilitation journey.

"It's really incredible how much attention I've received from people inside and outside golf. That means a lot to me and has helped me tremendously in this journey."

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