Tiger Woods hospitalized after car crash
Golf legend Tiger Woods was hospitalized on Tuesday after being involved in a rollover car accident in Los Angeles, local authorities said.
Authorities responded to the accident around 7:12 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
“The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods,” the statement said. It added that the jaws of life were used to remove Woods from the vehicle, but the department later clarified that that detail was inaccurate.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
The extent of his injuries are currently unknown.
BREAKING: Tiger Woods transported to hospital with injuries following vehicle crash with “major damage,” LA County Sheriff’s Dept. says. pic.twitter.com/hxcGYAig8D
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 23, 2021
“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,” Woods’s agent, Mark Steinberg, said in a statement to Golf Digest.
CBS Sports HQ reported that Woods’s injuries were not life-threatening, citing the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) February 23, 2021
Woods was in California for a content shoot with Golf Digest/GOLFTV after hosting his annual Genesis Invitational, according to the magazine.
The PGA Tour released a statement saying, “Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers.”
Fellow pro golfer Justin Thomas responded to the crash, telling an Atlanta TV station on Tuesday that he is “sick to my stomach.”
“It hurts to see … one of my closest friends, you know, gets in an accident and I just hope he’s alright,” Thomas said. “Just worried for his kids. I’m sure they’re struggling.”
— 11Alive Sports (@11AliveSports) February 23, 2021
Through a spokesman, former President Trump was among those who sent his well wishes on Twitter.
Statement from Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America:
“Get well soon, Tiger. You are a true champion!”
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) February 23, 2021
—Updated at 4:13 p.m.