Tiger Woods was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles. The golfer's car overturned on the stretch of road between Rolling Hill Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, sustaining considerable damage. Rescuers extracted Tiger from the car using hydraulic shears, then transported him to a nearby hospital for his injuries.
He is currently undergoing surgery on his lower limbs but the severity of the injuries is unknown. L.A. police said Woods did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol but obviously cannot rule out other substances until toxicological tests are carried out.
According to reports from Tmz, the golf champion was involved in an accident in Ranchos Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, around 7.22 am and was extracted from the car by the emergency teams who rushed to the scene. Woods was taken to hospital following the accident in which he sustained his injuries.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tweets it. According to authorities, he was pulled from his car with shears by the firefighters and paramedics who rushed to the scene of the accident. The car in which Woods was traveling overturned.
We have to recall that only few hours ago he said he hope to play the Masters. He said: "I'm feeling fine. I'm a little bit stiff. I have one more MRI scheduled so that we'll see if the annulus fibrosus is scarred over finally and see if I can start doing more activities.
But still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab, the little things before I can start gravitating towards something a little more." Woods has not played since he joined 11-year-old Charlie at the PNC Challenge a few days before his surgery.
"I don't know what the plan is," he said when asked if he would try to play before the Masters. Woods, at Riviera to hand out the trophy as the tournament host, had a microdiscectomy Dec. 23. It was the fifth surgery on his back, and the first since a procedure to fuse his lower spine in April 2017.
Tiger Woods involved in a car accident in Los Angeles
The 45-year-old from Cypress, California, currently holds the record for highest number of PGA tour wins, leading with 82 titles, tied with Sam Snead, and including 15 Majors titles, with his latest one coming at the Masters Tournament in 2019.
Woods, who has been on top of the rankings for 683 weeks during his professional career, has also been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. However, given the current situation in the world with the pandemic the World Golf Foundation announced Monday the celebration is delayed until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.