Tiger Woods was rushed to surgery at a Southern California hospital after suffering multiple leg injuries in a single-car rollover crash Tuesday.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said deputies responded at approximately 7:12 a.m. to the scene of a rollover in the area between Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes. Woods was extricated from the car using the jaws of life and taken to the hospital via ambulance.
ESPN reported Tuesday afternoon that Woods’ injuries are not life-threatening and early indications from the scene of the accident pointed to multiple leg fractures.
Woods, the driver and only occupant, was extricated with the “jaws of life” and taken to a hospital for his injuries.
His condition was not immediately clear. https://t.co/R74tZS68bB
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“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,” said Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent.
The full extent of Woods’ injuries was not confirmed. The vehicle sustained major damage, authorities said. Woods was the only occupant of the vehicle, authorities said.
Woods, 45, is a native of Southern California and the winner of 15 major championships on the PGA Tour.
Woods has not played since December, when he took part in the PNC Championship in Orlando with his son, Charlie, who turned 12 earlier this month.
On Dec. 23, Woods had back surgery, his fifth, and said over the weekend that he was unsure whether he’d be able to play in the Masters Tournament in April.
–Field Level Media