Los Angeles, February 23
Golfer Tiger Woods was hospitalized on Tuesday after being concerned in a single-vehicle accident in Los Angeles, police mentioned.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (AP) Golf star Tiger Woods suffered leg injuries in a car rollover within the Los Angeles space and is present process surgical procedure, authorities and his supervisor mentioned. His situation is not but clear.
Woods needed to be extricated from the car with the “jaws of life” instruments, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department mentioned in a press release on Tuesday.
The crash occurred shortly earlier than 7:15 am Tuesday, officers mentioned. No different vehicles had been concerned within the wreck that injured the golfer.
Woods was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The car sustained main harm, the sheriff’s division mentioned.
“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 facet with the entrance finish closely broken. Air baggage gave the impression to be deployed. The wreckage gave the impression to be simply off the facet of a highway on a hillside.
Woods, whose first identify is Eldrick, was the only real occupant of the car, the sheriff’s division mentioned.
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, equivalent to Spade and Dwyane Wade. He didn’t play.
The 15-time main champion final performed on December 20 within the PNC Championship along 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 in the course of 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 hearth hydrant and hit a tree.
That was the beginning of stunning 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 facet of the highway. He was arrested on a DUI cost and mentioned later he had an surprising response to prescription medication his again ache. Woods later pleaded responsible to reckless driving and checked right into a clinic to get assist with prescription medicine and a sleep problem. (AP)