Former golf superstar Tiger Woods, who has not been seen in public in months, posted a video of himself hitting golf balls on his personal Instagram account Monday.
According to Fox Sports, Woods’ posting of his morning practice golf shots comes a week after the former No. 1 ranked golfer in the world underwent a tracheostomy operation.
Woods, 41, has been recovering from a back injury that forced him to undergo microdiscectomy surgery in May. The surgery required the surgeon to disconnect four nerves and was deemed necessary to help Woods recover.
Woods had been noticeably absent from the course in his first few rounds this year, and then was admitted to a hospital on Feb. 19 in his hometown of Jupiter, Fla., in a car accident at 4:30 a.m.
Authorities were called to Woods’ home on the Gulf Coast to investigate a reported disturbance at the house. Woods was found unconscious and injured and admitted to a local hospital to be treated for “minor cuts, scrapes and contusions.”
Woods initially told his website that he was asleep with the engine running and his window rolled up. As a precaution, Woods underwent numerous tests, including CAT scans, MRI scans and a battery of blood tests. Police said no charges were filed in the incident and, in March, the Florida Highway Patrol said Woods wasn’t at fault in the accident.
Woods has not competed in a golf tournament since he tied for 34th at last year’s PGA Championship.