Authorities say that his car, which was the only vehicle involved in the crash, rolled over and sustained “major damage” in the incident.
“On 23 February 2021, at approximately 7:12 AM, LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes,” the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said in a Twitter statement.
“The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorn Boulevard at Blackhorse Road, where it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage. 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.
“The traffic investigation is being conducted by investigators from LASD Lomita Station.”
The golfer’s agent confirmed that he had sustained significant injuries in the accident and was undergoing surgery.
“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
Mr Woods was in California for the Genesis Invitational tournament last week, but did not play at the Riviera Country Club event as he is still recovering from a back injury.
He had surgery to remove a disc fragment pinching his nerve after discomfort following the PNC Championship in December.