Tiger Woods was injured when the automotive he was driving hurtled off a highway in a Los Angeles suburb and rolled over, sending {the golfing} legend to a hospital the place he was present process surgical procedure for “a number of” leg accidents.

In response to Los Angeles county police, no different autos have been concerned within the wreck, and the Los Angeles Occasions, citing unnamed regulation enforcement officers, reported that Woods’ automotive was travelling at a excessive velocity when it misplaced management.

Daryl Osby, the Los Angeles County hearth chief, mentioned Woods sustained “critical accidents to each legs” however had “no different life-endangering accidents to my information”. Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent, issued an announcement disclosing he had been taken into surgical procedure for leg accidents.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division mentioned Woods was the driving force and sole occupant of a car concerned in a rollover collision at about 7am native time. At a information convention Tuesday afternoon, Alex Villanueva, the county sheriff, mentioned there was “no proof of impairment” discovered on the scene of the crash, and that Woods was acutely aware and communicative when emergency personnel arrived.

Osby mentioned an axe and a prying instrument have been used to extricate Woods from the wreckage, correcting an earlier county assertion that mentioned the so-called jaws of life had been employed.

Footage of the crash website in Rancho Palos Verdes, south of LA airport, captured by NBC television in Los Angeles, confirmed a silver SUV rolled over off the facet of a boulevard with extreme harm to each the back and front of the car.

Woods, 45, is amongst golf’s all-time greats, tied for many profession wins on the PGA Tour and second in whole main championships behind Jack Nicklaus. After profitable the Masters event on the age of 21 in 1997, he shortly grew to become some of the well-known athletes on this planet, starring in promoting campaigns for Nike and changing into the driving drive in golf’s resurgence in TV scores and recognition.

A series of personal setbacks, together with an infidelity scandal, again accidents and a reckless driving conviction in 2017, diminished Woods’ presence on tour for years, although he completed one of sport’s most storied comebacks by profitable the 2019 Masters greater than a decade after his earlier main victory.

As authorities disclosed the severity of the accident, fellow gamers and tour officers supplied their greatest needs and considerations for Woods.

“Barbara and I simply heard about Tiger’s accident, and like everybody else, we’re deeply involved,” Nicklaus wrote on Twitter. “We need to provide him our heartfelt assist and prayers at this troublesome time. Please be a part of us in wishing Tiger a profitable surgical procedure and all the perfect for a full restoration.”

“I’m sick to my abdomen,” mentioned fellow skilled golfer Justin Thomas on Tuesday, throughout a press convention forward of the WGC-Workday Championship in Florida. “It hurts to see one in all your closest mates get into an accident.”

Over the weekend, Woods was in Los Angeles as host of the Genesis Invitational Event, the place he mentioned he was nonetheless recovering from his fifth again surgical procedure and couldn’t pinpoint a timeline for a return to play. 

Requested if he aimed to take part on this 12 months’s Masters, he appeared uncertain, saying: “I don’t know what the plan is.”