Tiger Woods was hospitalised with “numerous leg injuries” after being associated with a serious car crash in California.
Fire fighters had to free the golf super star from his Genesis GV80 SUV using a “jaws of life” device soon after 7am on Tuesday in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles.
Authorities state that his vehicle, which was the only car associated with the crash, rolled over and also continual “significant damage” in the event near Rolling Hills Estates at 7.12 AM.
” On 23 February 2021, at about 7:12 AM, LASD responded to a solitary automobile roll-over traffic accident on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes,” the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department stated in a Twitter statement.
” The automobile was traveling northbound on Hawthorn Boulevard at Blackhorse Road, where it collapsed. The car suffered major damage. The chauffeur as well as single resident was identified as PGA golf enthusiast, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods.
” Mr Woods was liberated from the wreckage with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County paramedics and firefighters, then transported to a local health center by ambulance for his injuries.
” The web traffic examination is being performed by detectives from LASD Lomita Station.”
The golf player’s representative verified that he had actually received significant injuries in the crash and was undergoing surgical procedure at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
” Tiger Woods remained in a single-car crash this morning in California where he experienced numerous leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thanks for your personal privacy and support,” said Mark Steinberg
The constable’s division later confirmed that his injuries, which apparently consist of a substance fracture and broken ankle joint in one leg, are non serious.
A news helicopter showed the black SUV laying on its side with hefty damage sustained to the front end of the automobile.
It appeared to have actually come completely off the road as well as was on a grassy hill.
Cops state that an additional vehicle, not associated with the preliminary crash, stopped after the crash as well as was rear-ended.
Mr Woods was driving a sponsored Genesis GV80 SUV at the time of the crash, theLos Angeles Times records.
It is the only SUV made by the obscure car brand name, which is possessed by Korean automaker Hyundai, and was promoted by Mr Woods at the Genesis Invitational.
The 2021 Genesis GV80 begins at $50,000 and also has a 14.5 inch straight touch screen display screen.
It has 10 airbags, a forward-collision caution system, incredibly elusive steering technology and an indoor cam that signals the vehicle driver if they’re going to sleep.
Mr Woods, 45, remained in California for a two-day material shoot with Golf Digest as well as GOLFTV and had lately finished holding responsibilities at the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational last weekend break, which was won by Max Homa.
The golfer was joined by previous NBA gamer Dwyane Wayde as well as comic David Spade for filming at the Rolling Hills Country Club in the coastal city in Los Angeles County on Monday.
” Golf lesson with this man today. And you know what? He’s tolerable … He chooses things up really quickly. Great listener,” tweeted Mr Spade.
Mr Woods was on his back to the program momentarily day of filming when the mishap occurred.
Excursion gamers at today’s WGC-Workday Championship were shocked by the information.
” I’m sick to my belly,” said an emotional Justin Thomas.
” You recognize, it hurts to see among your– currently among my closest good friends get in a crash. Male, I just wish he’s all. Simply worry for his children, you recognize. I’m certain they’re having a hard time.”
The PGA Tour also produced a declaration on the collision.
” We have actually been made aware of Tiger Woods’ car accident today. We are waiting for more information when he appears of surgery,” claimed Commissioner Jay Monahan.
” On part of the PGA Tour and also our gamers, Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full assistance as he recoups.”
The golf enthusiast’s ex-girlfriend, skier Lindsey Vonn, took to Twitter to send him her prayers.
” Praying for TW right now,” tweeted Ms Vonn, who dated him for more than three years before they separated in 2015.
Ian Poulter likewise tweeted his support for the 15-time major victor.
” Thoughts are with @TigerWoods and others included. Wanting a quick recuperation as well as I hope the injuries are not bad,” he tweeted.
Woods was last at work at the PNC Championship, which wrapped up on 20 December, he played the event together with his kid Charlie.
After successfully undergoing a fifth back surgical treatment in January to remove pressure from a disc piece in his spinal column, Woods mentioned his optimism at playing in this year’s Masters, an event he won in 2019 to end an 11-year dry spell in significant champions.
” I’m really feeling penalty, little tight,” Woods said.
” Have one more MRI arranged to see if the annulus has actually marked over finally, and then I can begin doing even more activities. Still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehabilitation, the little points before you can start moving in the direction of something a bit extra.”
This is the third authorities examination entailing Florida-based Mr Woods as well as his driving.
In 2009 his SUV ran over a fire hydrant and also struck a tree at Thanksgiving which caused the discovery that he had actually ripped off on better half Elin Nordegren with a string of females.
After the incident Mr Woods lost many of his lucrative company sponsorship deals, went to rehab in Mississippi and also did not play golf for 5 months.
In May 2017, police in Florida found Mr Woods asleep behind the wheel of his cars and truck on the side fo a roadway.
He was arrested for DUI and later on claimed he had suffered a reaction to prescription pain medication he was considering back pain.
Mr Woods later begged guilty to careless driving and received therapy for his use of prescription drug and a rest condition.
An HBO docudrama last month tackled his sensational increase as the world’s finest golfer as well as his public shaming in 2009 and 2010 complying with the malfunction of his marital relationship.
Prior to the crash it was already uncertain if Mr Woods would certainly be able to play in the Masters tournament in April.
” God, I really hope so. I’ve reached arrive initially,” he told CBS on Sunday.
And speaking this week he admitted that there may not be much left for specialists to do for his back issues.
” This is the just back I’ve got. I do not have far more shake area there,” he admitted.