Bay Area

Tiger hospitalized with multiple leg injuries in single-car crash

Bay Area
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods suffered "multiple leg injuries" Tuesday when he was involved in a serious car accident Tuesday in Los Angeles County near Ranchos Palos Verdes. Due to extreme damage to the vehicle, Woods had to be removed with the help of the jaws of life following the single-car rollover, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The crash occurred shortly after 7 a.m PT. Woods was the only occupant in the vehicle and currently is undergoing surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he is being treated for "moderate to severe" injuries, the Los Angeles County Fire Department told CNN. 

Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, told Golf Digest's Daniel Rappoport that the 15-time major champion suffered "multiple leg injuries" in the crash.

Lt. Michael White from the LA County Sherrif's Department told KCBS-TV in LA that Woods' injuries are "non-life-threatening."

Helicopter footage of Woods' car shows extensive damage to the front end and pieces of the vehicle can be seen nearby. 

Woods, a 15-time major winner and 82-time winner on the PGA Tour, recently underwent a fifth microdiscectomy surgery on his back. While hosting the 2021 Genesis Invitational over the weekend, Woods told CBS Sports that he hoped to return to play golf this season. 

Woods played his golf collegiately at Stanford.

Check out NBC Los Angeles for live coverage on this developing story.