Golfing legend Tiger Woods has been hospitalized with injuries following a car collision in Los Angeles, the county sheriff and Woods’ agent confirmed Tuesday.
Woods, 45, had to be “extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics,” the sheriff’s statement said.
The crash occurred around 7:12 a.m. local time on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes and involved only Woods’ vehicle, which sustained major damage.
Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg said the star suffered multiple leg injuries. “He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support,” he told Gold Digest.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department told CNN that Woods suffered “moderate to critical” injuries. In a tweet, the fire department confirmed Woods was “assisted out of the vehicle and transported to a local area hospital in serious condition.”
News footage of the crash showed Woods’ vehicle overturned on the side of the road with debris scattered nearby.
Woods, who lives in Florida, was in California for a two-day content shoot with Golf Digest/GOLFTV. He was also there hosting the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational this past weekend.
Woods, who is tied for first in PGA Tour wins and holds several other golf records, has been unable to play recently due to a recent back surgery. He said Sunday he had just “one more MRI scheduled.”
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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