Tiger Woods was injured in a car crash in Southern California and taken to the hospital by ambulance, according to a statement from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.
Steven Gregory, a correspondent for iHeartMedia, first reported the news via his Twitter account. The LASD later confirmed the single-vehicle roll-over crash in which Woods was the lone occupant of the car.
Woods’s agent, Mark Steinberg, told Golf Digest that Woods suffered “multiple” leg injuries. “He is currently in surgery, and we thank you for your privacy and support,” Steinberg said.
An L.A. County Fire Department spokesman told the L.A. Times that “because of the situation and the way that you found the vehicle, he wasn’t able to open the door and come out. We extricated him, we helped assist him out of the vehicle.”
Woods is being treated at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Golf Digest reported Woods was in the area at the time of the accident, shooting a video for the magazine as well as Golf TV, adding he “was in good spirits on Monday but did not arrive to the course for the second day of shooting.”
Woods was last seen publicly Sunday at the Genesis Invitational, a PGA Tour his organization runs. He was briefly in the booth for a TV interview with Jim Nantz, and he later took part in the trophy ceremony with winner Max Homa.
Many of Woods’s peers were at the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship, in Florida, on Tuesday afternoon as news of the accident surfaced.
“It’s sickening,” Adam Scott said. “He’s our hero out here. You think guys like Tiger and Kobe Bryant are untouchable, but they’re not. I just hope he’s all right.”
Xander Schauffele said he heard the news from his putting coach.
“The mood has been very quiet,” Schauffele said. “Everyone I’ve talked to has been in a strange mood due to the news. I was talking to my caddie about the impact he’s had on the game . It’s not good for us, not good for the game of golf. All we can do is hope that he’s fine and has a speedy recovery.”
Woods last competed in December at the PNC Father-Son Championship alongside his son, Charlie. Shortly thereafter, Woods announced he underwent a back surgery to relieve a pinched nerve.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.