Tiger Woods in Serious Car Crash in L.A., Rescued by Jaws of Life

Tiger Woods 2020 PGA Championship
Tiger Woods looks on from the 16th tee during the final round of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on Aug 9, 2020 in San Francisco, CA. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Tiger Woods was reportedly in a major car accident on Tuesday morning in southern California which required the golf star to be extricated with the “jaws of life,” according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Woods was said to be traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard when his car crashed and rolled over in what is being reported as a “single vehicle roll-over traffic collision.”

The golf superstar was driving a courtesy vehicle given to PGA Tour players attending the Genesis Invitational. Woods’ foundation manages the PGA Tour stop at Riviera Country Club, where he also acts as tournament host. Woods, the player, has been sidelined since December following back surgery.

The vehicle – reported to be a Genesis GV80 – sustained major damage and Woods was transported to a local hospital for his injuries.

The PGA Tour released a statement via Twitter:

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

According to a Golf Digest report, Woods suffered injuries to both legs.

“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’ agent Mark Steinberg told the website.

Woods was last seen by millions on the broadcast of CBS where he talked about his possible return at the Masters, following a fifth back surgery.

According to Golf Channel, Woods had stayed in L.A. following the Genesis event to take part in a two-day content shoot with Golf Digest and Golf TV (both owned by Discovery) at Rolling Hills Country Club. Woods has an endorsement contract with Golf TV.

The LA Sherriff’s Department is saying the injuries are not “life threatening.”




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