Professional golfer Tiger Woods was involved in a serious car accident Tuesday morning, and has been hospitalized, according to a report from the LA County Sheriff’s Department.
Woods, 45, was reportedly in the Los Angeles area to attend the annual Genesis Invitational golf tournament.
The Sheriff’s office released the following statement:
On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 AM, LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Ranchos Palos Verdes. The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage.
The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods. Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.
The traffic investigation is being conducted by investigators from LASD Lomita Station.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg has reported that the golfer has suffered “multiple leg injuries” and is currently in surgery.
Story updated with statement from Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg:
“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”https://t.co/z7kdbXOmLZ
— Daniel Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) February 23, 2021
— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) February 23, 2021
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) February 23, 2021
NBA legend Dwayne Wade had just shared a video and a photo on social media Monday, as he and Woods were out golfing together.
D-Wade getting some lessons from @tigerwoods 😂⛳
(via @dwyanewade/IG) pic.twitter.com/igSzYJ398o
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 23, 2021
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