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Tiger hospitalised after car crash in Los Angeles

Tiger Woods is undergoing surgery for ‘multiple leg injuries’ following the accident on Tuesday morning

Tiger Woods has been hospitalised following a car crash in Los Angeles.

The LA Sheriff’s Department released a short statement that read: “On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7.12am, LASD responded to a single-vehicle roll-over traffic collision.

“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 Los Angeles firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.”

Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, told Golf Digest that the 15-time major champion suffered multiple leg injuries and is currently in surgery.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said: “We’ve been made aware of Tiger Woods’ car accident today. We are awaiting further information when he comes out of surgery.

“On behalf of the PGA Tour and our players, Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers.”

Woods, who is yet to play any competitive action this year and hasn’t played since November’s Masters after undergoing more back surgery at the end of 2020, is in California after hosting the Genesis Invitational at Riviera.

He had been pictured at a Golf Digest photoshoot on Monday with celebrities including actor David Spade and NBA star Dwayne Wade at Rolling Hills Country Club.

Woods told Jim Nantz during Sunday’s broadcast from Riviera that he was hoping to be fit in time for the Masters.

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Source: National Club Golf