Golf star Tiger Woods is in hospital tonight (Tuesday) after he was cut from a crashed car with the ‘jaws of life’.
The 15-time major winner was involved in what officials have confirmed was a single-car accident in Los Angeles.
Fire crews cut Woods from the vehicle after it rolled over and suffered “major damage”.
Woods was then taken to a local hospital by ambulance.
In a statement to Golf Digest, the 15-time major winner’s agent Mark Steinberg said: “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.”
A statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department read: “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 Rancho 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.”
Woods, 45, was at Riviera Country Club at the weekend as host of the Genesis Invitational, but was not competing following recent back surgery.
In May 2018, with five prescription drugs in his system, Woods was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence when he was found asleep at the wheel of his car and later pleaded guilty to reckless driving.
He spent 11 months on probation but completed a remarkable comeback with victory in the 2019 Masters, his 15th major title and first since 2008.