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Wed, 24 Feb, 2021

Tiger Woods hospitalised after serious car crash

Tiger Woods hospitalised after serious car crash

Tiger Woods was taken to hospital with "multiple leg injuries" after being involved in a serious car crash in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning (AEDT).

The 45-year-old was driving alone when his vehicle rolled over around 7 am local time and had to be extricated from his car with the jaws of life.

There are now fears for the golf superstars' wellbeing and career, with an outpouring of support from the sports world.

The LA Sherriff's Department confirmed it had responded to a single vehicle rollover on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Ranchos Palos Verdes.

Woods’ vehicle was travelling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed.

“The vehicle sustained major damage,” the LASD said in a statement.

“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.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg released a short statement confirming Woods had “suffered multiple leg injuries.

“He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support,” Steinberg said.

ESPN’s Michael Eaves reported Woods injuries were not considered life-threatening.

“Local police source said the initial report from the scene of the accident indicated the possibility of multiple leg fractures,” he tweeted.

Woods, who has two children, Charlie and Sam, was in LA for the US PGA Genesis Invitational, where he serves as tournament host.

Former US president Donald Trump led a host of wellwishers, saying: “Get well soon, Tiger. You are a true champion.”