Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a one-car crash today in Rancho Palos Verde, California. Woods suffered multiple injuries to his legs and was said to be in serious condition after surgery Tuesday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods was traveling at a “relatively greater speed than normal” descending down a hill, noting “that area has a high frequency of accidents.” The sheriff said that there were “no skid marks” and no signs of braking and that the golfer hit the center divider, a curb and a tree in the rollover crash.

Villanueva said Tuesday there was “no evidence” Woods was impaired at the scene.


His agent Mark Steinberg released a statement saying, 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.”

USA Today writes that Woods was driving a luxury Hyundai SUV:

The 2021 Genesis GV80 carries a starting price of nearly $50,000. It has a 14.5-inch horizontal touchscreen on the center console and an 8-inch digital instrument panel. It has 10 airbags, a forward-collision warning system, evasive steering technology and an interior camera that alerts the driver if they’re falling asleep.

Woods hosted a golf tournament over the weekend in Los Angeles. According to an Instagram video posted by basketball star Dwayne Wade, Woods was out on the golf course with him just yesterday.

Golf Digest reports on the 45-year-old’s recent back problems:

Woods last competed alongside his son at the PNC Championship, which finished on Dec. 20 in Orlando. He then underwent a microdiscectomy procedure to remove a pressurized disc fragment that was pinching a nerve. It was his fifth back surgery overall and the first since his spinal fusion in April 2017.