Tiger Woods injured in auto accident - NationNews Barbados

Henrietta Strickland
Февраля 26, 2021

"Sick to my stomach ..."

Golf star Tiger Woods suffered leg injuries Tuesday in a vehicle rollover in the Los Angeles area and is undergoing surgery, authorities and his manager said.

Woods, 45, was the sole occupant of the dark grey Genesis sport utility vehicle when it crashed at about 7.12am near the suburban communities of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a written statement.

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"Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries", Steinberg's statement reads. "He is now in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support".

Golf great Jack Nicklaus posted a message on social media: "Barbara and I just heard about Tiger's accident, and like everyone else, we are deeply concerned".

"We know how tough you are, we've seen it a hundred times".

Video images of the scene showed the SUV resting on its side some 9m off the roadway, its front end badly damaged and surrounded by debris.

Former United States alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn, a former girlfriend of Woods, tweeted: "Praying for TW right now".

The 15-time golf major victor was then taken to a local hospital by ambulance for treatment for his injuries. The Masters is April 8-11 and when asked if he would be there during the CBS telecast, Woods replied, "God, I hope so". "I'm sure they're struggling". After that crash, it was reported that Woods had a cocktail of painkillers in his system, some of which had been prescribed due to a back surgery that same year.

Just months later, Woods completed the most improbable of comebacks by winning the 2019 Masters to secure his first major win for 11 years. In 2009, he was found semi-conscious and bleeding outside his Florida home after his auto hit a fire hydrant. In 2010, he and wife Elin Nordegren filed for divorce.

The PGA Tour issued a statement this afternoon: "We have been made aware of Tiger Woods' vehicle accident today". He then entered a clinic to get help with his reliance on pain medications and a sleep disorder.

Unsurprisingly, Woods' game on the course suffered and he tried everything from changing coaches and caddies to changing his swing in an attempt to recapture some of his old form. That wreck was very minor, and no one was hurt.

The 15-time major champion last played December 20 in the PNC Championship with his 11-year-old son, Charlie.

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