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Golfer Tiger Woods hospitalised after being involved in car accident

Last updated 6 days ago | By Odero Charles

April 14, 2019 - Patrick Reed places the green jacket on Tiger Woods of the U.S. after Woods won the 2019 Masters. REUTERS

Golfer Tiger Woods was hospitalized after being involved in a single-car accident in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said deputies responded at approximately 7:12 a.m. to the scene of a rollover in the area between Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a written statement that: “The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods. Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.”

 

Tiger Woods speaks during a press conference during the Genesis Invitational - February 11, 2020 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Getty Images)

Tiger Woods' agent Mark Steinberg also released a statement after the accident.

"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," said Mark Steinberg.

The full extent of Woods' injuries was not immediately known. The vehicle sustained major damage, authorities said. Woods was the only occupant of the vehicle, authorities said.

The 45 year-old is a native of Southern California and the winner of 15 major championships on the PGA Tour.

Woods, considered one of the greatest athletes in the history of his sport, had hosted the annual Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club over the weekend.

He did not compete in the tournament, citing ongoing issues with his surgically-repaired back

 

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