Woods, 45, was the only occupant within the sport utility car when it crashed at about 7:12 a.m. close to the suburban communities of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division mentioned in a written assertion.
“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California the place he suffered a number of leg accidents. He’s at the moment in surgical procedure and we thanks in your privateness and assist,” Woods’ agent, Daniel Rapaport, mentioned in an announcement given to Golf Digest.
Video pictures of the scene confirmed the black sport utility car resting on its facet some 30 toes off the roadway, its entrance finish badly broken and surrounded by particles. The jaws of life refers to instruments used to pry open automobiles concerned in accidents when a sufferer could also be trapped.
Woods, thought of one of many best athletes within the historical past of his sport, had hosted the annual Genesis Invitational on the Riviera Nation Membership over the weekend.
He didn’t compete within the match, citing ongoing points together with his surgically-repaired again.
Woods has held the highest spot in skilled golf’s world rankings for a file whole of 683 weeks, successful 14 main championship titles between 1997 and 2008.
After a sequence of accidents and private points derailed his profession at occasions, Woods claimed his 15th main title on the Masters in 2019, his fifth time incomes the coveted inexperienced jacket given to Masters champions.