Tiger Woods’ accident hits home for Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks

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Pete Caldera, USA Today
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TAMPA, Fla. – The seriousness of Tiger Woods’ one-car accident was felt on a personal level by Aaron Hicks.

Woods’ niece, Cheyenne Woods, is the girlfriend of the New York Yankees’ center fielder, who said “it was extremely scary’’ to hear of the accident and the serious leg injuries sustained by the famous pro golfer.

Hicks said his focus is on “just trying to make sure’’ that his surgery has gone well and that “he’s going to be healthy again and making sure he can be a father again and be able to enjoy and run around and play with his kids.

“That’s what’s important to us right now.’’

An avid golfer who resides in Arizona, Hicks said he’s only met Woods once.

The news that Hicks and Cheyenne Woods, also a pro golfer, were dating became a matter of public interest this winter when she posted an Instagram video of Hicks after scoring a hole-in-one on a golf course they played recently.