Tiger Woods was having surgical procedure after struggling “a number of leg accidents” in a automobile crash in Los Angeles, California.

The 15-time golf main champion, 45, needed to be “extricated from the wreck” by firefighters and paramedics.

LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva later stated that Woods “was alive and acutely aware” on the scene of the crash.

Villanueva additionally stated “there was no proof of impairment”.

The American was taken by ambulance to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Heart.

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg confirmed he was having surgical procedure on Tuesday and the element about his accidents.

Woods was on the Riviera Nation Membership in Los Angeles on the weekend as host of the Genesis Invitational event.

An LA County Sheriff’s Division assertion stated it responded to the crash “on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes” on Tuesday morning native time.

At a information convention later, LA County Hearth Division chief Daryl Osby stated that Woods was faraway from the 2021 Genesis GV80 luxurious SUV with the assistance of a halligan bar and an axe.

He added: “It’s my understanding that it’s critical accidents to each legs. There have been no different life-endangering accidents to my data.”

Villanueva stated that Woods’ automobile “crossed the centre-divider to the purpose that it rested a number of hundred toes away” and “that signifies they had been going at a comparatively better velocity than regular”.

He added: “Nonetheless, as a result of it’s downhill, it slopes and curves, that space has a excessive frequency of accidents. It’s not unusual.”

He stated the automobile hit a kerb, a tree and rolled over a number of occasions.

“We have been in contact along with his supervisor and so they don’t want me to say something on his situation. All we all know is that it’s a critical situation because of the accident,” he added.

“The entrance finish was completely destroyed, the bumpers – all the pieces was destroyed. Airbags had been deployed.

“Fortunately, the inside was roughly intact, which type of gave him the cushion to outlive what in any other case would have been a deadly crash.”

Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, from the LA County Sheriff’s Division, was first on the scene and stated Woods was “not capable of stand underneath his personal energy” earlier than being faraway from the car.

He stated that Woods was sporting his seatbelt and was “nonetheless calm and lucid” when he advised him his identify.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods pictured at his final event, the PNC Championship in December

World quantity three Justin Thomas is one in all Woods’ finest mates on the tour and expressed concern for his compatriot.

“I am sick to my abdomen,” Thomas stated. “You understand, it hurts to see one in all your… closest mates get in an accident.

“Man, I simply hope he is all proper. Simply fear for his children, you understand. I am positive they’re struggling.”

An announcement from PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan stated: “We’re awaiting additional info when he comes out of surgical procedure.

“On behalf of the PGA Tour and our gamers, Tiger is in our prayers and can have our full help as he recovers.”

Woods was concerned in a automobile crash in November 2009 which finally led to admissions of infidelity and the breakdown of his marriage. He then took a break from golf however returned shortly afterwards.

Following 5 wins in 2013, Woods began simply 24 occasions within the subsequent 4 years due to power again ache and a number of surgical procedures.

In 2017 Woods was arrested on suspicion of driving underneath the affect when he was discovered asleep on the wheel of his automobile. He later pleaded responsible to reckless driving.

He had 5 prescribed drugs in his system as he recovered from the spinal fusion surgical procedure that finally gave him a second {golfing} profession.

Woods ended an 11-year look ahead to a serious title when he received the Masters at Augusta in 2019.

He collectively holds the document for many PGA Tour wins at 82 with Sam Snead and is three behind Jack Nicklaus’ mark of 18 main titles.

Woods recently said he had hoped to play on this yr’s Masters in April after having a fifth back surgery in January.

He ended 2019 sixth in golf’s world rankings however is now fiftieth.

BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter advised BBC Radio 5 Dwell: “Tiger Woods has had this extraordinary life which has had such large highs on the golf course however some extraordinary lows in his private life.

“That is now a really critical state of affairs for his profession.

“He was on American tv on Sunday. A whole lot of observers had been involved at how hesitant he was concerning the nature of the progress that was being made by way of his restoration and whether or not or not he can be match for the Masters.

“All ideas of that now go utterly out of the window and are now not a precedence.”

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