Entertainment Sports Tiger Woods 'a Fighter' After Car Crash: 'Being a Dad Has Helped Him Stay Focused on His Recovery' Tiger Woods was involved in a single-vehicle car crash on Feb. 23 By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 13, 2021 10:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Tiger Woods (center) with his children and girlfriend Erica Herman. Tiger Woods' children have helped push him through recovery from his shocking February car accident. A source tells PEOPLE in this week's issue that Woods "lives for" his son Charlie, 12 and daughter Sam, 14, with his ex-wife Elin Nordegren. "Being a dad has helped him stay focused on his recovery," says the source. "At times, it's been very difficult for him both physically and mentally. His leg injuries caused him extreme pain. He is a fighter and has been determined to get better though." Tiger Woods 'Doing Well' After Car Crash But 'Has Not Been Able to Play Any Golf,' Says Source Tiger Woods and son Charlie. Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Adds the source, "He has worked very hard in physical therapy. ... He has had an incredible recovery." Earlier this week, another insider told PEOPLE that Woods' recovery since the single-vehicle car crash on Feb. 23 has been "remarkable." Tiger Woods in April. Tiger Woods/Instagram Woods — who suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right leg, including fractures to his tibia and fibula bones — is "feeling strong and healthy and optimistic that he'll be able to return to tour." For more on Tiger Woods, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. When he'll be back on the PGA Tour is unclear, but Woods has a "timeframe in his head," the insider said, adding "He knows when he wants to return, and he's going to make it happen." Woods was spotted out supporting Charlie on the golf course over the weekend, looking on as his son — also a talented golfer — participated in a juniors' tournament.