Tiger Woods has been undergoing surgery after suffering “multiple leg injuries” in a car crash in Los Angeles.
The LA County Sheriff’s Department said that it “responded to a single-vehicle rollover” accident in which the “vehicle sustained major damage”.
Woods was taken to hospital with serious injuries to both legs after the car accident, with a Los Angeles police officer saying the golfer is “very fortunate” to have survived.
The 15-time golf major champion, 45, had to be “extricated from the wreck” by firefighters and paramedics.
LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva later said that Woods “was alive and conscious” at the scene of the crash.
Villanueva also said “there was no evidence of impairment”.
The American was taken by ambulance to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in West Carson, California.
Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg confirmed he was having surgery on Tuesday and the detail about his injuries.