Golf legend Tiger Woods has been hospitalized after a car accident in Los Angeles that forced him to pull out of a overturned vehicle.
Woods manager Mark Steinberg has revealed that the 45-year-old has undergone surgery following a single car accident in California.
Steinberg told Golf Digest: “This morning, Tiger Woods was involved in a car accident in California, where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently undergoing surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support. ”
The incident happened early Tuesday morning.
A statement from the LA County Sheriff’s Department reads: “At 7:12 am on February 23, 2021, LASD responded to a single vehicle overturn on the border between Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
“The vehicle was traveling north on Hawthorne Boulevard on Blackhorse Road when it crashed. The vehicle was severely damaged.
The driver and the only resident identified as PGA golfer Elderick “Tiger” Woods. Los Angeles firefighters and paramedics evacuated Mr. Woods from the wreckage with “life jaws,” and he was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with injuries.
“Traffic inspection is being carried out by LASD Lomita station investigators.”
Woods, 45, was in California with Golf Digest for a two-day content shoot.
He spent time with Dwayne Wade and David Spade at the Rolling Hills Country Club on Monday evening.
He recently underwent fifth back surgery but was expected to qualify for the Masters in Augusta National in April.
“I’m fine – I’m a little tight,” Woods told CBS TV over the weekend.
“I have one more MRI scheduled, so let’s see if I can start another activity.
“I’m still in the gym, I’m still doing the mundane things you need to do for rehab, the little things I can start gravitating on to something else.
“It’s mostly based on my surgeons, my doctors, my therapists and the only downside I have is making sure I do it right. So I do not know how much room we have left here.”
Asked if he was in Augusta, Woods replied, “I hope so.”
Woods won his 15th Major title in August 2019, completing his return in 2017 after spinal surgery.
He last played in the PNC Championship in December, but his back was “uneasy”.
He is currently ranked 48th in the world, sixth after the end of 2019.