Tiger Woods In Hospital After Car Crash

The 15-time Major winner is in hospital with multiple leg injuries after a car crash in Los Angeles

Tiger Woods In Hospital After Car Crash
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The 15-time Major winner is in hospital with multiple leg injuries after a car crash in Los Angeles

Tiger Woods In Hospital After Car Crash

Tiger Woods is in hospital after his vehicle came off the road on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles.

It was a "roll-over traffic collision" according to the LA County Sheriff's Department.

Woods had to be cut out from his car, with the vehicle sustaining major damage.

His agent Mark Steinberg has said that Woods was in a "single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries."

"He is currently in surgery," Steinberg's statement continued.

Woods' injuries are thankfully not life-threatening.

The 15-time Major winner was reportedly conscious and talking when help arrived at the scene.

Watch: Sky News show footage of Woods' crash site

 

A statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reads:

"On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7.12AM, 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."

It was later denied that the "jaws of life" tools were used, with reports stating that Woods was pulled out through the car's windscreen.

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"We have been made aware of Tiger Woods' car accident today," the PGA Tour said in a statement.

"We are awaiting further information when he comes out of surgery.

"On behalf of the PGA Tour and our players, Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers."

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Woods was in LA for the Genesis Invitational this weekend where he presented Max Homa with the trophy.

The tournament benefits his foundation.

He underwent a fifth back surgery in December and was hoping to return to the PGA Tour in the coming weeks and months.

We wish Tiger a speedy and full recovery.

Stay tuned to golfmonthly.com for further updates

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV