Tiger Woods was involved in a single-car accident on Tuesday, February 23, outside Los Angeles. The legendary golfer is in serious condition after suffering injuries from both his legs.
According to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, the 45-year-old golfer was likely driving at a “relatively greater speed than normal” in an accident prone downhill slope. The 2021 Genesis he was driving rolled over several times.
Sheriff Alex added Tiger was conscious when they reached him. The police also mentioned that there was no evidence of impairment and that he was wearing his seatbelt when it happened. The weather wasn’t a factor either.
Based on the initial statement of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, Tiger was extricated using the jaws of life. However, Lt. Michael White clarified later on that he was taken out through a window. Further, his injuries were non-life threatening. Alcohol wasn’t involved as well.
Meanwhile, Tiger’s agent kept his fans up to date about his condition. Mark Steinberg told NBC News, “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.”
GolfDigest reported that the golfer was in California for a two-day content shoot with them and GOLFTV. He also hosted the PGA Tour’s Genesis invitational last weekend. A day before the accident, Tiger played with golf with Jada Pinkett Smith, Dwayne Wade, and David Spade.
Dwayne took to Instagram to reflect on his day with the golf star, “The reason I picked up a golf club. Yesterday was a pretty cool day! Thank you @tigerwoods @golfdigest for this dope opportunity!”
On the other hand, Jada tweeted, “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!”
Tiger had a prior surgery before the crash. After playing alongside his son Charlie Woods, 11, at the PNC Championship last December, he had microdiscectomy.
Meanwhile, he shared his hopes of competing in the future at a championship level. He said, “God, I hope so, I’ve got to get there first. A lot of it is based on my surgeons, my doctors, my therapists, and making sure that I do it correctly because this is the only back I’ve got, so I don’t know how much wiggle room we’ve left here.”