Tiger Woods has been injured in a single vehicle roll-over collision in Los Angeles, according to LA law enforcement.
Woods was injured in a car crash shortly after 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday in which fire crews had to use the jaws of life to pull him out of the vehicle, per the LA Sheriff’s Department. The Los Angeles Times reported he was transported from the crash site to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center via ambulance.
MSNBC reports that the cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
Woods had been in the Los Angeles area hosting The Genesis Invitational golf event; the car he was driving — reportedly a Genesis GV80 SUV — was provided to him by the tournament. He had been in the Los Angeles area for a few extra days on a Golf Digest shoot with former NBA star Dwyane Wade and actor and comedian David Spade.
Woods, 45, recently underwent back surgery, his fifth, after playing in the Masters in November. He was aiming to return to Augusta for the Masters in April, as stated over the weekend to CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz.
Here’s the latest on Woods’ crash:
Tiger Woods crash updates
All times Eastern
5:12 p.m.: Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells the Los Angeles Times that Woods is “lucky to be alive.”
5:07 p.m.: Kavitha Davidson of The Athletic reports that jaws of life were not needed to extract Woods from his car:
LA fire captain clarifies that the jaws of life were NOT needed to extract Tiger from the car — hand tools were used
— Kavitha A. Davidson (@kavithadavidson) February 23, 2021
5:02 p.m.: The Golf Channel reports that Woods was alert and responsive to first responders at the site of the crash.
4:18 p.m.: CNN’s Jake Tapper reports that the jaws of life may not have been used to remove Woods from the car, and that he was pulled from the car’s windshield instead.
4:01 p.m.: CNN’s Kyung Lah reports that Woods is currently in serious condition in Harbor-UCLA medical center.
3:51 p.m.: ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that LA doctors are concerned with the severity of the leg injuries more than the surgery on his medically repaired back.
3:50 p.m.: Woods’ injuries are not considered to be life threatening, per Lt. Michael White of L.A. County Sheriff’s Office.
3:28 p.m.: The Los Angeles Times reports that it’s believed that Woods was traveling at a “high rate of speed” before crossing a divider, causing the vehicle to flip several times before coming to a halt, per law enforcement officials. The road that was traveled is considered curvy and steep.
2:57 p.m.: Woods sustained moderate-to-critical injuries, per Los Angeles County Public Information Officer Henry Narvez.
Tiger Woods suffered moderate to critical injuries after being pulled from his car in following a rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, according to Los Angeles County PIO Henry Narvez.
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) February 23, 2021
2:48 p.m.: Woods’ agent says that Woods sustained multiple leg injuries and is currently in surgery, per Golf Digest’s Daniel Rapaport.
Story updated with statement from Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg:
“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.”https://t.co/z7kdbXOmLZ
— Daniel Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) February 23, 2021
2:45 p.m.: Images of the car that Woods had supposedly been driving have surfaced:
2:37 p.m.: There’s no official word on Woods’ injuries at the moment. The wreck is described as “major,” with the LA County Sheriff’s Department stating it had to remove Woods from the wreck using the jaws of life. The collision occurred early Tuesday on the West Coast.
The story was originally broken by Steven Gregory, an IHeartRadio correspondent.
Woods was videoed alongside former NBA superstar Dwyane Wade prior to the accident. The video was posted to Wade’s Instagram account, though the timeline for the video suggests it was from Monday. Woods was also videoed with actor and comedian David Spade.
Woods underwent his fifth back surgery in December, and was in the process of rehabbing the injury in order to get back to the course.
This story will be updated.