Golf superstar Tiger Woods was injured in his legs in a serious car accident in Los Angeles and was operated on in hospital. This was announced by his manager Mark Steinberg on Tuesday, according to several US media. According to the police, the 15-time major winner was alone in the vehicle when it overturned Tuesday morning for an unknown reason.
How severe the 45-year-old’s injuries are was initially unclear. In Steinberg’s statement there was talk of “several leg injuries”.
The car was so badly damaged that Woods had to be cut out with a special hydraulic device, the police said in a tweet. Then he was taken to a hospital. On TV recordings of the scene of the accident in a posh area in the south-east of the metropolis, a dark SUV was seen lying on the driver’s side. The front part of the vehicle was destroyed. No other cars were involved.
BREAKING: Tiger Woods has been hospitalized with injuries after a single-car accident Tuesday in California.
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) February 23, 2021
Woods hosted a PGA tournament in Los Angeles at the weekend and presented the trophy to winner Max Homa on Sunday. The golfer himself could not participate after his fifth operation on his back in December and wanted to play again at the Masters in Augusta in April. “God, I hope so,” he replied to a related question. According to him, there was no schedule for further starts in preparation. He has another MRI scan pending and is still in rehab.
The PGA Tour issued a statement assuring Woods its full support in recovery. Woods’ colleague Justin Thomas, number three in the golf world, said, “I feel sick. It hurts when one of your closest friends is in an accident. I just hope he’s okay. I worry about his children, I’m sure they’re struggling right now. ”