Phil Mickelson Expresses Support for Tiger Woods After Single-Car Crash

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistFebruary 23, 2021

Phil Mickelson, left, and Tiger Woods stand at the first tee before a golf match at Shadow Creek golf course, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Phil Mickelson said he is "pulling" for Tiger Woods following the latter's single-car crash Tuesday and offered his support and prayers:

Phil Mickelson @PhilMickelson

We are all pulling for you, Tiger. We are so sorry that you and your family are going through this tough time. Everyone hopes and prays for your full and speedy recovery.

Stella Chan, Cheri Mossburg and Steve Almasy of CNN reported Woods suffered compound fractures in his legs from the crash but did not have any life-threatening injuries. The crash happened near Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, and emergency responders had to pull him from the vehicle.

The 15-time major champion was hospitalized.

Mickelson is far from the only one in the golf and sports world to react to the accident and offer support for Woods:

Jack Nicklaus @jacknicklaus

Barbara and I just heard about Tiger’s accident, and like everyone else, we are deeply concerned. We want to offer him our heartfelt support and prayers at this difficult time. Please join us in wishing Tiger a successful surgery and all the best for a full recovery.

Stephen Curry @StephenCurry30

Heal up quickly @TigerWoods! Praying for you and your family. God is in control always. Stay strong

Justin Thomas @JustinThomas34

Sick to my stomach right now. Praying for @TigerWoods and hoping for an amazing recovery. Thinking about his entire family and team, as all of us are sending our best wishes. We know TW is a fighter. Get well soon 🐅!!!

Bryson DeChambeau @b_dechambeau

Heartbroken and shocked to hear about @TigerWoods accident today. My thoughts and prayers are with him for a full recovery.

Michael Phelps @MichaelPhelps

Prayers for @TigerWoods ...🙏🙏🙏

Earvin Magic Johnson @MagicJohnson

Everyone send your prayers out to Tiger Woods! He was just in a bad car accident. Let us all pray for his speedy recovery 🙏🏾

Mickelson was often seen as Woods' primary rival on the golf course earlier in both of their careers. Lefty has won five major championships and is one of the defining golfers from Woods' generation.

Despite any rivalry between the two players earlier in their careers, they have been quite friendly of late. That was especially the case when they participated in Capital One's "The Match: Champions for Charity" with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning and were seen exchanging friendly barbs and joking with each other.