The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released a statement confirming that Tiger Woods was involved in a single-vehicle roll-over accident in Rancho Palos Verdes earlier this morning.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
Woods was the only occupant in the vehicle, and first responders used an ax to pry him from the vehicle before transporting him to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Woods’s agent Mark Steinberg issued a statement confirming the news and added that the 11-time PGA Player of the Year suffered multiple leg injuries. The three-time U.S. Open champion has yet to play in an event this calendar year. He recently underwent a microdiscectomy procedure which essentially removes disc fragment to alleviate a pinched nerve. That surgery was his fifth back surgery, and in a conversation with CBS’s lead golf announcer Jim Nantz, Woods was already non-committal on his chances of playing in this year’s Masters Tournament in which he’s a five-time winner.
Tiger Woods joined Jim Nantz in the booth and spoke about his recovery from back surgery. pic.twitter.com/3TyTHgRFPA
— GOLFonCBS (@GOLFonCBS) February 21, 2021
This latest injury could mean that his chances are remote at best.
ESPN’s Michael Eaves later reported on-air that paramedics on the scene speculated that Woods might have broken both of his legs. Woods’s agent confirmed that his client required surgery for the injuries, but it’s unclear as to his current status at this time.
This remains a fluid situation, and we’ll continue to provide updates as soon as more information is made available.