Tiger Woods is undergoing surgery after being involved in a major car accident in Los Angeles where he had to be extricated from the vehicle with the “jaws of life.” The crash reportedly occurred right before 7:15 a.m., just about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes communities, officials said. According to a statement released from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Tiger was alone in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Authorities say that Tiger’s vehicle sustained major damage in the accident, which resulted in him being transported to the hospital.
KABC-TV helicopter footage showed the vehicle’s aftermath, which had major front-end damage, and was off the side of a road near a hillside. In addition, the airbags appeared to be deployed. The AP reports that Tiger’s manager Mark Steinberg spoke out about the incident stating, “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.”
Over the weekend, Tiger was in Los Angeles as he hosted the ‘Genesis Invitational at Riviera’ tournament, where he presented the trophy. Just hours before the news of Tiger’s accident broke, Jada Pinkett- Smith shared a picture of the two smiling in front of a golf cart on Instagram. She captioned the photo, “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.” It appears that Tiger was filming with Discovery-owned company ‘GOLFTV’, for which he has an endorsement contract.
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As of right now, Tiger’s condition is unknown. Let’s keep him in prayers at this time.
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