Tiger Woods Hospitalised After Car Crash
Tiger Woods is undergoing surgery after sustaining multiple leg injuries in a serious car accident on Tuesday morning in California.
The former world No. 1 ranked golfer, who was driving alone, was involved in a single vehicle roll-over on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call at approximately 7:12 am. Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics recovered Woods from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’.
The 45-year-old was in the area to host The Genesis Invitational won by Max Homa on Sunday.
The 82-time PGA Tour winner was in recovery after his recent fifth back surgery and was aiming to make his return to the Tour and compete for his 16th major title at The Masters in April.
The PGA Tour and players have been made aware of Woods’ car accident and ‘the mood has been very quiet’ according to Xander Schauffele.
Adam Scott was viewing the coverage of the crash from player dining at the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession. He commented, “It’s sickening. He’s our hero out here. You think guys like Tiger and Kobe Bryant are untouchable, but they’re not. I just hope he’s all right.”
Justin Thomas, who is a close friend of Woods said, “I'm sick to my stomach. You know, it hurts to see one of my closest friends get in an accident. Man, I just hope he's all right. Just worry for his kids, you know. I'm sure they're struggling.”
It has been reported Woods injuries are not life threatening. However, after sustaining multiple leg fractures, the devastating accident raises concerns over Woods playing future.