Tiger Woods is shown on Sunday at the Genesis Invitational golf tournament. He is now in surgery
Tiger Woods is undergoing surgery after sustaining ‘multiple leg injuries’ in a serious car crash in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.
The 45-year-old golfer was driving alone near Rancho Palos Verdes when his vehicle flipped over at 7.12am.
He appears to have then careered off the road, uphill, landing on a grassy verge.
Firefighters had to use a device known as the ‘jaws of life’ to break open the car and rescue him.
He was then taken to an unspecified L.A. hospital where he is now undergoing surgery to correct ‘multiple injuries’ on his legs, his agent Mark Steinberg said in a statement shortly after the crash.
‘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,’ Steinberg told Golf Digest.
Woods was previously arrested on a DUI in 2017. The cause of Tuesday’s crash is unknown but sheriffs are investigating.
Woods lives in Florida but was in California for a two-day content shoot with Golf Digest/GOLFTV after completing hosting duties at the PGA Genesis Invitational over the weekend.
On Monday, he was on the golf course with Jada Pinkett Smith and David Spade.
The wreckage of Woods’ car on Tuesday after the crash shortly at 7am. He had to be pulled from the wreckage
This is how far the golfer’s car was from the road. The cause of the crash is unclear
Sources told DailyMail.com he was driving a Genesis GV80 which had been lent to him by the car company while he was in California to host the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational over the weekend
Sources told DailyMail.com he was driving a Genesis GV80 which had been lent to him by the car company while he was in California to host the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational over the weekend.
In a statement, the sheriff’s department said: ‘On February 23, at approximately 7.12am, LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
‘On February 23, at approximately 7.12am, LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
‘The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed.
‘The vehicle sustained major damage.
‘The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods.
‘Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck with the jaws of life by LA County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.’
It is unclear which hospital he has been taken to, and what type of surgery he is undergoing.