Tiger Woods is in hospital after being involved in a serious car crash.
On Tuesday morning, the golf legend was injured in a traffic collision that saw his vehicle roll over in California.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released a statement Tuesday afternoon confirming the news, revealing that, “The vehicle sustained major damage.”
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
The statement continued, “The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods. Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital.”
Speaking to reporters during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods, 45, was driving northbound on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes at around 7:15 a.m. when the car rolled over several southbound lanes, hit two median signs and crashed into a sheered tree, sustaining major damage.
Los Angeles Times reporter Daniel Miller shared an update via Twitter from the L.A. County Sheriff, who said that Woods was “lucky to be alive.”
Miller also offered more information on the extent of Woods’ injuries, according to a source familiar with his treatment. The newspaper reports that his injuries include “a shattered ankle and two leg fractures, one of which was compound.”
Latest on Tiger Woods: His injuries included a shattered ankle and two leg fractures, one of which was compound, according to a source familiar with his treatment. "Lucky to be alive," the L.A. County sheriff says. From @latimes team covering the crash: https://t.co/3sZTsNMmML
— Daniel Miller (@DanielNMiller) February 23, 2021
ESPN is also reporting that sources told them Woods has “crush injuries on both lower legs.”
Police are investigating the cause of the accident.
Woods’ agent gave the following statement to Golf Digest following the car crash: “Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) February 23, 2021
While at the shoot, Woods posed for photos with Dwyane Wade and David Spade at Rolling Hills Country Club on Monday.
Woods had recently had his fifth back surgery, on Dec. 23 – the first was a spinal fusion in 2017 – and reportedly did not take part in hitting balls or playing holes at the shoot.
“The shoot involved Woods giving on-course lessons to a number of celebrities, but he mostly provided instruction and hit a few putts,” reports Golf Digest. “He was in good spirits on Monday but did not arrive to the course for the second day of shooting.”
Woods had reportedly told CBS on Sunday that he was awaiting MRI results before he could train to return to competing in the PGA.
On Tuesday morning, Wade shared a video on Instagram with Woods, revealing that he had gone out to a golf course for a lesson with the golfer.
On Monday, Spade had also posted a tweet of a photo of him and Woods at the shoot.
Golf lesson with this guy today. And you know what? He’s not bad… He picks things up very quickly. Good listener pic.twitter.com/KinEAGcEKU
— David Spade (@DavidSpade) February 23, 2021
Jada Pinkett Smith also tweeted about the GOLFTV/Golf Digest shoot on Monday: “Guess who I had the most awesome golf day with yesterdayyyyyy??? Yes! The magnificent @TigerWoods !!!! Yes … dreams come true I can’t wait for you to see my golf journey with Tiger. Stay tuned! @GOLFTV @GolfDigest”
Guess who I had the most awesome golf day with yesterdayyyyyy??? Yes! The magnificent @TigerWoods!!!! Yes … dreams come true✨I can’t wait for you to see my golf journey with Tiger. Stay tuned!@GOLFTV @GolfDigest pic.twitter.com/R3OimGdQfW
— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) February 23, 2021
Following the accident, Discovery and GOLFTV released the following statement: “Everyone at Discovery and GOLFTV wishes Tiger a speedy recovery and our thoughts are with him, his family and his team at this time.”
Meanwhile, the PGA Tour tweeted this statement: “We have been made aware of Tiger Woods’ car accident today. We are awaiting further information when he comes out of surgery. On behalf of the PGA Tour and our players, Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers.”
Statement from the PGA TOUR on Tiger Woods.
Woods was involved in a single-car accident this morning in California and suffered multiple leg injuries. pic.twitter.com/iEx6QUiKcN
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 23, 2021
The Masters tweeted the following statement from Chairman Fred Ridley: “Tiger Woods is part of the Augusta National family, and the news of his accident is upsetting to all of us. We pray for him, for his full recovery and for his family during this difficult time.”
“Tiger Woods is part of the Augusta National family, and the news of his accident is upsetting to all of us. We pray for him, for his full recovery and for his family during this difficult time.” – Chairman Fred Ridley
— The Masters (@TheMasters) February 23, 2021
On social media, sports stars and other celebrities shared their thoughts and prayers for Woods.
We are all pulling for you, Tiger. We are so sorry that you and your family are going through this tough time. Everyone hopes and prays for your full and speedy recovery.
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) February 23, 2021
Barbara and I just heard about Tiger’s accident, and like everyone else, we are deeply concerned. We want to offer him our heartfelt support and prayers at this difficult time. Please join us in wishing Tiger a successful surgery and all the best for a full recovery.
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) February 23, 2021
Prayers are with @TigerWoods for a fast and full recovery 🙏🙏
— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) February 23, 2021
. @tigerwoods, just seen the awful news. We know how tough you are, we’ve seen it a hundred times. Hoping and praying you’re ok my friend.
— Justin ROSE (@JustinRose99) February 23, 2021
Thoughts are with @TigerWoods and others involved, wishing a speedy recovery and I hope the injuries are not bad🙏🏼
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) February 23, 2021
.@TigerWoods was my idol growing up and I’ve been so fortunate to have been teammates and friends with him. Right now all of my thoughts are with him and his family for a speedy recovery 🙏🏻
— Patrick Reed (@PReedGolf) February 23, 2021
Sick to my stomach right now. Praying for @TigerWoods and hoping for an amazing recovery. Thinking about his entire family and team, as all of us are sending our best wishes. We know TW is a fighter. Get well soon 🐅!!!
— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) February 23, 2021
Thinking of TW and hoping for the best. Plz let there be some good news soon
— max homa (@maxhoma23) February 24, 2021
Sending my prayers to @TigerWoods and his family tonight—here’s to a speedy recovery for the GOAT of golf. If we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s to never count Tiger out.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 24, 2021
Praying for @TigerWoods hope recovery is quick and you are back to full health!
— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) February 24, 2021
Saying prayers For
— Cher (@cher) February 23, 2021
Everyone send your prayers out to Tiger Woods! He was just in a bad car accident. Let us all pray for his speedy recovery 🙏🏾
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 23, 2021
Praying for my brother @TigerWoods as we all anxiously await more news.
Thinking of him and his entire family. 🙏 https://t.co/jpWbI3cLvO
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) February 23, 2021
Damn bro prayers for Tiger Woods 🤦♂️🙏 pic.twitter.com/vxXcAw8YdD
— LeBron James ➐ (@uKingJames) February 23, 2021
Heal up quickly @TigerWoods! Praying for you and your family. God is in control always. Stay strong
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 23, 2021
Prayers up @TigerWoods 🙏🏾
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) February 23, 2021
Prayers up for the GOAT @TigerWoods who was in an accident this morning. Was just with him yesterday. Don’t take not even a MOMENT for granted! I know you’re good because your Tiger within is a beast!!!
— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) February 23, 2021
My ❤️ goes out to @TigerWoods … praying for ya man. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) February 23, 2021
Hope Tiger Woods is okay 🙏🏾
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 23, 2021
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) February 23, 2021
Sending a special prayer out to @TigerWoods & his family. Praying for a speedy recovery 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) February 23, 2021
I’m not ready to live in a world without Tiger Woods. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery, and yes, I think he’ll find a way to win again.
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) February 24, 2021
Prayers for @TigerWoods …🙏🙏🙏
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) February 23, 2021
Fight @tigerwoods like the champion you are for your kids and the world. Love and prayers
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) February 23, 2021
Praying for TW right now 🙏🏻
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 23, 2021
Woods was previously involved in a serious car crash in 2009, near his Florida home.