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US golfer Tiger Woods in hospital after car crash

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The 15-time golf major winner had to be “extricated from the wreck” by emergency services at the scene.

The 15-time golf major winner had to be “extricated from the wreck” by emergency services at the scene. He is now being treated at a local hospital.
American golfing legend Tiger Woods is in hospital after being involved in a car crash, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said on Tuesday.

Local police wrote on Twitter that 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.

The golfer, whose first name is Eldrick, was the sole occupant of the vehicle, the sheriff’s department said.

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

Local police wrote on Twitter that 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.


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 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.”

Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend as the tournament host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera, where he presented the trophy.

He was to spend Monday and Tuesday filming with Discovery-owned GOLFTV, with whom he has an endorsement contract.

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