Tiger Woods car after an accident
Golf superstar Tiger Woods was operated on Tuesday after suffering multiple leg injuries when an SUV he was driving crashed and rolled over in Los Angeles, authorities and his agent said.
Woods, who was the only person in the vehicle, was “rescued from the wreck with the” jaws of life “by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics and then taken by ambulance to a local hospital for his injuries,” said the sheriff Department of that district in a tweet.
The MPs arrived at the scene of the accident on the border between Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes at around 7:12 a.m.
Officials said “the vehicle suffered great damage.”
Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg told Golf Digest in a statement, “Tiger Woods was in a car accident in California this morning that left him with multiple leg injuries.”
“He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and assistance,” Steinberg said.
Tiger Woods watches from the 18th hole during the final round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California on February 21, 2021.
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The 45-year-old Woods has won 82 titles in the PGA, which is linked to Sam Snead for most titles of all time. He has won 15 major championships, including five Masters tournaments.
Wood’s stellar career was shaken in November 2009 when he prematurely crashed an SUV into a fire hydrant outside his then home in Windermere, Florida.
Woods was knocked unconscious for more than five minutes in the accident, and his then-wife allegedly used a golf club to smash a window in the vehicle and pull it out.
Woods was spotted on social media on a golf course with former Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade on Monday.
Woods most recently competed in the PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida, which ended on December 20. He played in the tournament with his eleven year old son, Charlie Woods. The duo came in seventh.
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