Tiger Woods hospitalized after serious car crash
Tiger Woods was transported to the hospital on Tuesday after suffering injuries in a serious car crash.
The Los Angeles Country Sheriff’s Department put out this statement:
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
The crash is an ugly one:
Here’s a pic of the car. pic.twitter.com/cb2TYqBS1n
— Sons of Johnnie LeMaster (@SonsofJohnnieLe) February 23, 2021
Rumor of the crash had begun percolating on social media earlier in the day:
#BREAKING Agency at scene say @TigerWoods was injured in crash in Ranchos Palos Verdes at Hawthorne Blvd near Blackhorse Rd. Fire crews had to use jaws of life to get him out of vehicle. @KFIAM640 @FOXSports @AM570LASports @espn @TMZ_Sports
— stevengregory (@stevengregory) February 23, 2021
Tiger Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, released his own statement and revealed the golfer is in surgery:
“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.”
It’s unclear the exact nature of Tiger’s leg injuries, and police are investigating the cause of the crash. TMZ Sports reports they don’t believe alcohol was involved, but they didn’t rule out the involvement of another substance. In 2017, Woods was arrested when cops found him passed out behind the wheel of a car after he had taken prescription meds. He was also in a car crash in 2009.
The 45-year-old golf legend was in the area as the host of the Genesis Invitational over the weekend. He was recently seen in photos with Dwyane Wade and David Spade on Monday, and he was also taking part in a content shoot with Golf Digest/GOLFTV.
Tiger hasn’t been competing on the PGA Tour due to yet another back surgery. He last competed with his son at the PNC Championship this past December and was awaiting an MRI before he could return to training in an attempt to get back to competition.