Professional golfer Eldrick “Tiger” Woods is undergoing major surgery for multiple leg injuries following a serious vehicle collision in California on Tuesday morning.
“He is currently in surgery” and “we thank you for your privacy and support,” his agent, Mark Steinberg, told Golf Digest.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced the “roll-over” in Rolling Hills Estates on Tuesday afternoon, explaining that the single-vehicle crash, which occurred early in the morning, required the “jaws of life” to remove the professional golfer from the wreckage. The 45-year-old Woods suffered injuries that required immediate transportation to the hospital.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
FOX 11 reported, “Woods was in the area to film something at the luxury Terranea Resort” and “lost control of the vehicle while traveling downhill” because he was “unfamiliar with the steep terrain.”