Tiger Woods Receives Well Wishes in Sand Art Outside St. Andrews Links

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 24, 2021

Tiger Woods displays the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship, on the Old Course at St. Andrews Scotland, Sunday July 17 , 2005.    Woods  finished the championship at 14-under-par to win the trophy.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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A sand artist designed an elaborate tribute to Tiger Woods outside St. Andrews Links following his single-car crash Tuesday:

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A tribute to Tiger Woods at St. Andrews today. (📷: @RLOIII) https://t.co/RNnL2cY47f

Woods' team confirmed on Twitter the 15-time major winner was "awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room" after undergoing surgery following the crash. He suffered significant injuries to his right leg, including "open fractures" to his tibia and fibula.

The 45-year-old is a three-time winner of The Open Championship, and two of those triumphs came on the Old Course at St. Andrews.

In 2000, Woods delivered one of the most dominant performances in the tournament's illustrious history, finishing eight shots ahead of Thomas Bjorn and Ernie Els. The victory also gave him a career Grand Slam, making him one of five golfers to achieve the feat in the modern era.