- Tiger Woods has been injured and hospitalized following a severe car accident in Los Angeles.
- The superstar golfer was rescued using the “Jaws of Life” after his car flipped over.
- The extent of Woods’ “multiple leg injuries” remain unclear, though the car he drove sustained “major damage.”
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Tiger Woods has been hospitalized after suffering injuries in a major car accident.
The greatest golfer in the history of the sport was involved in a single-car crash in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday. Woods was the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle when it rolled over on the side of the road in Ranchos Palos Verdes. The vehicle “sustained major damage,” the Los Angeles County Sheriffs department shared on Twitter, with firefighters and paramedics were forced to use the “Jaws of Life” to remove Woods from the wreckage.
Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, told Golf Digest’s Daniel Rapaport that his client “suffered multiple leg injuries” and is currently undergoing surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. ESPN’s Michael Eaves reported shortly thereafter that Woods’ injuries are not thought to be life threatening, though the initial news from the scene suggested the possibility of multiple leg fractures.
—LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
Woods was back in his home state of California to participate in a content shoot with Golf Digest and GOLFTV after hosting this weekend’s PGA Tour Genesis Invitational. On Monday, Woods was spotted on the Rolling Hills Country Club course with Dwyane Wade and David Spade for the shoot, and news from the crash site suggests that his car veered off the road early Tuesday morning while he was en route back to the club.
Shots of Woods’ vehicle circulating online and featured on various news networks showed a the remains of a silver SUV laying on its side. Both the hood and rear of the car — a Genesis —appeared mangled with some of the windows shattered and the wheels splayed.
Overhead imagery of the scene appears to show that Woods drove his car over a median and crossed into the wrong lane before rolling off the road.
—CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) February 23, 2021
Currently 45 years old, Woods was in the midst of returning to the links after undergoing offseason back surgery. Though he’s already accrued 82 PGA TOUR victories over the course of his illustrious career, Woods was intent on stretching his golf reign a bit longer. But following news of Tuesday’s crash, the future of the star’s competitive years is in serious question.
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