Authorities say that his automotive, which was the one car concerned within the crash, rolled over and sustained “main harm” within the incident close to Rolling Hills Estates at 7.12AM.
“On 23 February 2021, at roughly 7:12 AM, LASD responded to a single car roll-over site visitors collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes,” the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Division stated in a Twitter assertion.
“The car was touring northbound on Hawthorn Boulevard at Blackhorse Highway, the place it crashed. The car sustained main harm. The driving force and sole occupant was recognized 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 neighborhood hospital by ambulance for his accidents.
“The site visitors investigation is being carried out by investigators from LASD Lomita Station.”
The golfer’s agent confirmed that he had sustained vital accidents within the accident and was present process surgical procedure at Harbor-UCLA Medical Heart.
“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California the place he suffered a number of leg accidents. He’s presently in surgical procedure and we thanks to your privateness and assist,” stated Mark Steinberg
The sheriff’s division later confirmed that his accidents, which reportedly embrace a compound fracture and damaged ankle in a single leg, are non life-threatening.
A information helicopter confirmed the black SUV laying on its aspect with heavy harm sustained to the entrance finish of the car.
It appeared to have come absolutely off the highway and was on a grassy hillside.
Police say that one other automotive, not concerned within the preliminary accident, stopped after the crash and was rear-ended.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated Woods is “fortunate to be alive” and can maintain a press convention later within the day.
Mr Woods, who was staying on the ocean-front Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, was driving a sponsored Genesis GV80 SUV on the time of the crash, the Los Angeles Occasions studies.
It’s the solely SUV made by the little-known automotive model, which is owned by Korean automaker Hyundai, and was promoted by Mr Woods on the Genesis Invitational.
The 2021 Genesis GV80 begins at $50,000 and has a 14.5 inch horizontal contact display show.
It has 10 airbags, a forward-collision warning system, evasive steering expertise and an inside digicam that alerts the driving force in the event that they’re falling asleep.
Mr Woods, 45, was in California for for a two-day content material shoot with Golf Digest and GOLFTV and had not too long ago completed internet hosting duties on the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational final weekend, which was received by Max Homa.
The golfer was joined by former NBA participant Dwyane Wayde and comic David Spade for filming on the Rolling Hills Nation Membership within the coastal metropolis in Los Angeles County on Monday.
“Golf lesson with this man in the present day. And you recognize what? He’s not unhealthy… He picks issues up in a short time. Good listener,” tweeted Mr Spade.
Mr Woods was on his manner again to the course for a second day of filming when the accident occurred.
Tour gamers at this week’s WGC-Workday Championship had been shocked by the information.
“I’m sick to my abdomen,” stated an emotional Justin Thomas.
“You recognize, it hurts to see one in all your — now one in all my closest pals get in an accident. Man, I simply hope he’s all proper. Simply fear for his youngsters, you recognize. I’m certain they’re struggling.”
The PGA Tour additionally put out a press release on the crash.
“We’ve been made conscious of Tiger Woods’ automotive accident in the present day. We’re awaiting additional info when he comes out of surgical procedure,” stated Commissioner Jay Monahan.
“On behalf of the PGA Tour and our gamers, Tiger is in our prayers and can have our full assist as he recovers.”
The golfer’s ex-girlfriend, skier Lindsey Vonn, took to Twitter to ship him her prayers.
“Praying for TW proper now,” tweeted Ms Vonn, who dated him for greater than three years earlier than they broke up in 2015.
Ian Poulter additionally tweeted his assist for the 15-time main winner.
“Ideas are with @TigerWoods and others concerned. Wishing a speedy restoration and I hope the accidents aren’t unhealthy,” he tweeted.
Woods was final in motion on the PNC Championship, which concluded on 20 December, he performed the occasion alongside his son Charlie.
After efficiently present process a fifth again surgical procedure in January to take away stress from a disc fragment in his backbone, Woods spoke of his optimism at enjoying on this yr’s Masters, a match he received in 2019 to finish an 11-year drought in main championships.
“I’m feeling positive, little bit stiff,” Woods stated.
“Have yet another MRI scheduled to see if the annulus has scarred over lastly, after which I can begin doing extra actions. Nonetheless within the gymnasium, nonetheless doing the mundane stuff that you must do for rehab, the little issues earlier than you can begin gravitating in direction of one thing a little bit extra.”
That is the third police investigation involving Florida-based Mr Woods and his driving. At this stage, the reason for the accident is unknown.
In 2009 his SUV ran over a hearth hydrant and hit a tree at Thanksgiving which resulted within the revelation that he had cheated on spouse Elin Nordegren with a string of ladies.
After the incident Mr Woods misplaced a lot of his profitable company sponsorship offers, went to rehab in Mississippi and didn’t play golf for 5 months.
In Could 2017, police in Florida discovered Mr Woods asleep behind the wheel of his automotive on the aspect fo a highway.
He was arrested for DUI and later stated he had suffered a response to prescription ache treatment he was taking for again ache.
Mr Woods later pleaded responsible to reckless driving and obtained remedy for his use of prescription treatment and a sleep problem.
An HBO documentary final month tackled his beautiful rise because the world’s finest golfer and his public shaming in 2009 and 2010 following the breakdown of his marriage.
Earlier than the crash it was already unclear if Mr Woods would be capable to play within the Masters match in April.
“God, I hope so. I’ve obtained to get there first,” he advised CBS on Sunday.
And talking this week he admitted that there will not be a lot left for surgeons to do for his again points.
“That is the one again I’ve obtained. I don’t have far more wiggle room there,” he admitted.