Golf pro Tiger Woodsis currently undergoing surgery after being seriously injured in a car accident on Tuesday morning. Woods suffered “multiple leg injuries” as a result of the crash, his agent said, but the full extent of his condition is unclear. Pictures of the accident suggest a rather brutal crash and Woods seems to have run away from luck with his life.
“On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 a.m., LASD responded to a single vehicle collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palso Verdes,” said a statement from LA County Sheriffs. The vehicle was severely damaged. The driver and sole occupant were identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods. Mr. Woods was rescued from the wreckage by firefighters and paramedics in Los Angeles County with the jaws of life. and then to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries. “
Woods had been nearby for the annual Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades. The day before the accident, he had taken pictures of himself smiling with David Spade and other stars. It is not clear at this point what caused the accident and authorities are now investigating. TMZ Sports reports that alcohol is not believed to have played a role, but declined to say whether another substance may have played a role.
Fans of Tiger, including many celebrities, are calling for prayers to be sent to Tiger at this time. This includes a tweet from Jada Pinkett Smith who says, “Prayers for the GOAT @TigerWoods who had an accident this morning. Was alone with him yesterday. Don’t even take a MOMENT for granted! I know you’re good because your tiger from is inside a beast !!! ”Just hours before news of the accident broke, Smith had posted photos with Woods of them playing golf together Monday.
“Damn bro prayers for Tiger Woods,” posted NBA superstar LeBron James.
Raiders’ NFL player Tim Brown tweeted, “Raider Nation please say a prayer to @TigerWoods, involved in a car accident in Palos Verdes .. TW, may God’s healing power and grace be upon you !!”
WWE Hall of Famer Iron Sheik also posted, “TIGER WOODS BUBBA PRAYS FOR YOU.”
Woods is widely regarded as one of the very best golfers of all time. He has countless records set in the sport, ranking first in PGA Tour wins with 82 alongside Sam Snead. In 2019 Woods even received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Woods will also be recognized for his contributions to the sport when he is inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame this year.
Fortunately, Woods’ injuries are reportedly not life-threatening, although it remains unclear how badly his leg was hurt. We wish him all the best with his surgery and recovery, and hopefully the prayers, good wishes and support will go a long way towards helping Tiger get through this. This news comes from TMZ.