The sports world was in shock today after news broke that Tiger Woods was involved in a single car accident and had to be pulled from the vehicle with the “jaws of life”.
Tiger Woods was injured Tuesday in a single-car crash near Los Angeles, according to LA County Sheriffs.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 23, 2021
Emergency personnel extricated Woods from the vehicle using the “jaws of life.” He was taken to a local hospital for his injuries, and his condition is unknown at this time. pic.twitter.com/u3EQcUnldq
Based on initial reports and photos released, many feared the worst. His agent soon released a statement that Tiger was alive, but suffered injuries that required immediate surgery.
Story updated with statement from Woods' agent Mark Steinberg:— Daniel Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) February 23, 2021
"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
In the Los Angeles area for the 2021 Genesis Invitational, Tiger Woods was on his way to meet NFL quarterbacks Justin Herbert and Drew Brees for golf lessons around 7 a.m. local time. Running late after leaving the hotel, Woods was seen speeding away from the hotel, nearly colliding with another car minutes before his accident.
News broke 4:30 PM PST that Woods had suffered two broken legs and a fractured ankle.
Photos | Tiger Woods ‘lucky to be alive’ after serious rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes https://t.co/IK4uCw1AoA— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 24, 2021
Twitter World Reacts to the Tiger Crash
The entire world, both in golf and outside of golf, gave their support for Tiger and his family after the immediate reports.
Sick to my stomach right now. Praying for @TigerWoods and hoping for an amazing recovery. Thinking about his entire family and team, as all of us are sending our best wishes. We know TW is a fighter. Get well soon 🐅!!!— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) February 23, 2021
“Tiger Woods is part of the Augusta National family, and the news of his accident is upsetting to all of us. We pray for him, for his full recovery and for his family during this difficult time.” – Chairman Fred Ridley— The Masters (@TheMasters) February 23, 2021
Prayers up for @TigerWoods 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) February 23, 2021
Sending my prayers to @TigerWoods and his family tonight—here’s to a speedy recovery for the GOAT of golf. If we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s to never count Tiger out.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 24, 2021
Former President Donald Trump wished his friend and occasional golf partner Tiger Woods a speedy recovery Tuesday night, noting how Woods has been able to overcome serious health problems in the past.https://t.co/SlAduEqEpT— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 24, 2021
The entire sports world is grateful that Tiger was able to make it out of the accident alive. Now, we wait. Hopefully Woods is able to recover from this injury and spend time with his family, maybe even considering putting away his career for good.