February 24, 2021, 03.52 PM
A tow truck recovers the vehicle driven by golfer Tiger Woods in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on February 23, 2021, after a rollover accident. - Woods was hospitalized Tuesday after a car crash in which his vehicle sustained major damage, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department said. Woods, the sole occupant, was removed from the wreckage by firefighters and paramedics, and suffered multiple leg injuries, his agent said in a statement to US media. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) AFP/FREDERIC J. BROWNA tow truck recovers the vehicle driven by golfer Tiger Woods in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on February 23, 2021, after a rollover accident. - Woods was hospitalized Tuesday after a car crash in which his vehicle sustained major damage, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department said. Woods, the sole occupant, was removed from the wreckage by firefighters and paramedics, and suffered multiple leg injuries, his agent said in a statement to US media. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

KOMPAS.com - American golfing legend Tiger Woods was hospitalized Tuesday after being involved in a car crash, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.Woods sustained serious injuries to both of his legs in the crash, requiring surgery.

What we know so far

Local police officers "responded to a single vehicle rollover" accident close to Rolling Hills Estates just outside Los Angeles in which the "vehicle sustained major damage."

They said the 15-time golf major winner had to be "extricated from the wreck" by emergency services at the scene.

Woods, 45, was the sole occupant of the vehicle, the sheriff’s department said. He was taken away by ambulance to receive treatment at a local hospital.

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At a press conference following the crash, authorities said there is currently "no evidence" that Woods was impaired at the time of the crash. 

Tiger Woods on winning the 2019 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, USAm on Sunday (14/4/2019)Kevin C. Cox/AFP Tiger Woods on winning the 2019 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, USAm on Sunday (14/4/2019)

What has his team said?

"Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries," his manager, Mark Steinberg, said. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support."

"Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity," said Anish Mahajan, the Chief Medical Officer at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where Woods is being treated.

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