The golf player sustained serious leg injuries when his S.U.V. rolled off the road on Tuesday morning. His condition is not believed to be life-threatening.
Tiger Woods was driving near the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes and heading downhill. Sheriff Alex Villanueva states that people often drive over the 45-mph speed limit on that road. Emergency workers took Woods to the closest trauma center. Where the golfer’s manager said he had gone into surgery. Authorities stated that he was in stable condition and that his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
The Sheriff said that Woods appeared to be driving at a “greater speed than normal” and that he didn’t seem to be impaired by drugs or alcohol. It is not clear yet what caused the crash; no other vehicles were struck, and there are no skid marks at the scene.
Deputy Carlos González was the first officer on the scene. He said the golfer was conscious and able to speak to deputies when they arrived, giving them his name and appearing “lucid and calm”.
Before the wreck, it was not clear whether Woods would play in the Masters since he has not played competitively since December.