Tiger Woods sustained multiple leg injuries on Tuesday after being involved in a single-car crash in Los Angeles, his agent Mark Steinberg said in a statement via Golf Digest.
Deputies responded to the scene around 7:12 a.m. where the golf legend was found inside the vehicle. Initial reports circulated that Woods had to be pulled out of the vehicle using the “jaws of life,” by Los Angeles firefighters and paramedics, and then transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
He was the sole occupant of the 2021 Genesis SUV that was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse Road.
According to ESPN’s Shelley Smith, the 45-year-old athlete was on his way to a play golf and have a photoshoot with New Orleans Saints star Drew Brees and former Oregon standout, now Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert.
Woods was planning to tape lessons with the NFL quarterbacks as part of a project he’s working on with Discovery Networks. He was set to tape two more lessons at Rolling Hills Country Club at 8:00 a.m. and was running late.
The PGA golfer is said to be hospitalized after suffering “multiple” leg injuries. Various media outlets, including the LA County Sheriff's Department, reported Woods’ injuries as non-life threatening.
“He is currently in surgery,” Steinberg told Golf Digest, “and we thank you for your privacy and support.”
Woods, considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, has 82 career PGA Tour wins, including 15 major championships. He last competed alongside his son in the PNC Championship in December.
Following that event, Woods underwent a microdiscectomy procedure to remove a disc fragment impacting his nerve. Woods was still rehabbing from the surgery and had yet to confirm he would play at the Masters in April.