Tiger Woods was involved in a very serious single-automobile accident in California early Tuesday morning.
Due to the severity of the injuries he sustained, Woods underwent surgery later that same day.
In response to the 45-year-old’s crash, reactions began to pour in immediately.
Some were very negative and mean-spirited, like the one that may ultimately cost a Barstool Sports personality his job.
Others were far more kind-hearted.
Lindsey Vonn, the Olympic gold medalist who dated Woods from 2013 to 2015, fell into the latter camp.
Shortly after news of Woods’ accident went public, she took to social media to send her best wishes.
Praying for TW right now 🙏🏻
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 23, 2021
According to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the car Woods was driving crashed and rolled over – requiring responders to use the “jaws of life” to get him out.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
The accident is said to have taken place on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
At the moment, details regarding what precisely led up to the crash are scarce.
This is the outfit Michelle Wie wore on the day she got Rudy Giuliani so hot and bothered. https://t.co/CvM3w4iUQT
— Game 7 (@game7__) February 21, 2021
This past weekend Woods served as the host of the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational. He was photographed with numerous celebrities, including former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and actor David Spade.
Woods has not golfed this season after undergoing another back procedure. Instead, he has landed in headlines for more humanizing things like publicly introducing his son to the game, happily showing off his girlfriend and speaking candidly about the last few years of his career. Somehow, even when he wasn’t out there winning tournaments, the soon-to-be Hall of Famer found a way to keep fans enthralled.
Based on the severity of this incident and the fact that he was still healing from the lingering back stuff, it seems unlikely that fans will see the golfing legend on the green any time soon.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.