Tiger Woods was the victim of a traffic accident while traveling through a coastal residential area on the outskirts of Los Angeles. “The pilot and sole occupant has been identified as golfer Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods” the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department announced in a statement on Tuesday evening. This one specifies that this collision involved the only vehicle of the golfer, winner of the Augusta Masters in 2019. “The vehicle suffered major damage” also indicates the press release, “Mr. Woods was freed from his vehicle by firefighters and paramedics and then transported to the local hospital (…) for his injuries.”
Multiple leg injuries
In a statement, Tiger Woods’ agent said the athlete “suffered from multiple leg injuries“. “He is currently in the operating roomNo other vehicle appears to be involved in the accident, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. According to a police source cited by the Los Angeles Times, the golfer was traveling at high speed and lost control of his SUV before passing over the central barrier. The car is said to have rolled over several times when leaving the road. Images broadcast by local televisions showed the SUV on the roof Tuesday morning, the hood appearing to be badly damaged.
The former world number 1 was in full rehabilitation after undergoing back surgery last December. Winner of five green jackets at Augusta during his career, Tiger Woods was uncertain for the next edition of the Masters next April. He had indicated that his return to competition would be done in agreement with his medical staff.