The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that fire crews had to use the jaws of life to get Woods from the vehicle after it rolled over and suffered “major damage”.
Woods was then taken to a local hospital by ambulance. Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, told Golf Digest: “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.”
A statement from the LA County Sheriff’s Department read: “On February 23, 2021 at approximately 7.12am LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
“The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse Road, when 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.”