Los Angeles, February 23
Golfer Tiger Woods was hospitalized on Tuesday after being concerned in a single-vehicle accident in Los Angeles, police stated.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (AP) Golf star Tiger Woods suffered leg injuries in a automobile rollover within the Los Angeles space and is present process surgical procedure, authorities and his supervisor stated. His situation is not but clear.
Woods needed to be extricated from the automobile with the “jaws of life” instruments, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a press release on Tuesday.
The crash occurred shortly earlier than 7:15 am Tuesday, officers stated. No different vehicles had been concerned within the wreck that injured the golfer.
Woods was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The automobile sustained main injury, the sheriff’s division stated.
“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries,” his manager, Mark Steinberg, said. “He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.” A KABC-TV helicopter over the scene of Woods’ accident confirmed a car on its aspect with the entrance finish closely broken. Air baggage seemed to be deployed. The wreckage seemed to be simply off the aspect of a street on a hillside.
Woods, whose first identify is Eldrick, was the only occupant of the automobile, the sheriff’s division stated.
Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend because the match host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera, the place he introduced the trophy. He was to spend Monday and Tuesday filming with Discovery-owned GOLFTV, with whom he has an endorsement contract. One tweet on Monday confirmed him in a cart smiling with David Spade.
According to Golf Digest, additionally owned by Discovery, the TV shoot was on-course classes to celebrities, comparable to Spade and Dwyane Wade. He didn’t play.
The 15-time main champion final performed on December 20 within the PNC Championship together with his 11-year-old son, Charlie. He had a fifth surgical procedure on his again, a microdiscectomy, two days earlier than Christmas and gave no indication when he would return. The Masters is April 8-11 and when requested if he could be there through the CBS telecast, Woods replied, “God, I hope so.” This is the third time Woods has been concerned in a car investigation. The most infamous was the early morning after Thanksgiving in 2009, when his SUV ran over a fireplace hydrant and hit a tree.
That was the beginning of surprising revelations that he had been dishonest on his spouse with a number of girls. Woods misplaced main company sponsorship, went to a rehabilitation clinic in Mississippi and didn’t return to golf for 5 months.
In May 2017, Florida police discovered him asleep behind the wheel of a car parked awkwardly on the aspect of the street. He was arrested on a DUI cost and stated later he had an sudden response to prescription drugs his again ache. Woods later pleaded responsible to reckless driving and checked right into a clinic to get assist with prescription remedy and a sleep problem. (AP)