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Tiger Woods injured in rollover car crash near Los Angeles, extracted with ‘jaws of life’

Golf legend Tiger Woods was very seriously wounded Tuesday in a a person-car incident that named for a “jaws of daily life” rescue in Southern California, authorities said.

Woods’ car was going north on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse street, on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, when it crashed and sustained “important damage,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office claimed in a assertion.

Woods was the driver and only occupant of the vehicle, the assertion mentioned.

“Mr. Woods was extracted from the wreck with the ‘jaws of lifestyle,'” the sheriff additional.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital for remedy, the assertion mentioned. Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, informed NBC News on Tuesday afternoon that Woods was in operation for multiple leg injuries.

“We have been manufactured mindful of Tiger Woods’ car or truck incident currently,” in accordance to statement from the PGA.

“We are awaiting more details when he comes out of surgical procedure. On behalf of the PGA TOUR and our players, Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full assistance as he recovers.”

A solitary vehicle roll-above traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verde, in Los Angeles on Feb. 23, 2021.NBC Los Angeles

Woods famously crashed his motor vehicle just a couple days after Thanksgiving 2009 in Florida. The incident inadvertently revealed a bitter marital dispute concerning he and then-wife Elin Nordegren. A host of ladies then came ahead to confess to owning excess-marital affairs with the famed golfer.

Woods has not played in a event this 12 months and is recovering from his fifth back surgery he underwent in December.

The 45-calendar year-previous golfer, who is centered in Jupiter, Florida, was in Southern California this weekend for the Genesis Invitational, which rewards his foundation.

An HBO documentary final month chronicled Woods’ meteoric rise and public shaming in 2009 and 2010.

Even by means of he is continue to energetic, Woods is presently thought of 1 of the finest golfers in the sport’s history.

His 82 tournament wins is tied for most in a vocation with “Slammin’ Sammy” Snead. Woods’ 15 majors is 2nd only to Jack Nicklaus.

Woods’ very last tournament title was at the 2019 Zozo Championship in Japan. His most latest main victory was at the 2019 Masters.

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Rex Hoggard contributed.