Tiger Woods in Surgery After Brutal Rollover Crash
Eldrick “Tiger” Woods was rushed to the hospital Tuesday morning after a rollover crash near Los Angeles.
By initial accounts, it appears the 45-year-old multiple-time PGA champion was involved in a solo-vehicle crash. Aerial footage shows his silver SUV mangled on its side and authorities report that “jaws of life” were used to extricate Woods from the vehicle.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement via Twitter that said Woods was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard near Blackhorse Road, on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, when his vehicle somehow veered off the road and rolled down a hillside.
Firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene at 7:12 a.m. and Woods was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries, the extent of which is unknown. However, his agent, Mark Steinberger, issued a statement around noon saying that Woods suffered multiple leg injuries and is currently in surgery.
Tiger Woods’ vehicle after the crash this morning that now has him in surgery for what his agent is calling “multiple leg injuries.” pic.twitter.com/VbI5qvyj8g
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 23, 2021
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the LASD Lomita Station.
Woods became a household name in 1997 when he won three PGA Tour events and the 1997 Masters Major when he was just 21 years old. Over the course of the next decade, he dominated the sport. His personal life was put under the spotlight in 2009 and he’s struggled since to reach the glory he once knew.
To the surprise of many, Woods was on track this year to make an unparalleled comeback. He was lined up to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021, though the ceremony was postponed until 2022 due to COVID-19 concerns.