Tiger Woods undergoes surgery after suffering “multiple leg injuries” in a car crash in Los Angeles, California.
The 15-time golf major champion, 45, had to be “freed from the wreck” by fire fighters and paramedics.
Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg said, “He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and assistance.”
Steinberg confirmed the detail that the American suffered “multiple leg injuries”.
Woods was at the Riviera Country Club in LA over the weekend to host the Genesis Invitational.
A statement from the LA County Sheriff’s Department said they responded to the crash “on the border between Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes” Tuesday morning.
It added, “Mr. Woods was rescued from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics and then rushed to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.”
Woods was involved in a car accident in November 2009 that eventually led to an admission of infidelity and the breakdown of his marriage, and he was taking a break from golf.
He didn’t return long after that, but after five wins in 2013, Woods only started 24 events over the next four years due to chronic back pain and multiple surgeries.
In 2017, Woods was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence while falling asleep behind the wheel of his car. He later pleaded guilty to reckless driving.
He had five prescription drugs on his system when he was recovering from spinal fusion surgery that ultimately gave him a second golf career.
However, he ended an eleven year wait for a major title when he won the Masters in Augusta in 2019.
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