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Golf legend Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a car crash in southern California on Tuesday, officials said.

Woods’ vehicle was heading north on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse Road, on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, when it crashed and suffered “major damage,” the sheriff’s department said from Los Angeles County in a statement.

A one-vehicle rollover collision at the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verde border in Los Angeles on February 23, 2021.NBC Los Angeles

Woods was the driver and the sole occupant of the vehicle, the statement said.

“Mr. Woods was pulled from the wreckage with the ‘jaws of life’,” the sheriff added.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment of compound fractures in at least one leg, police sources said.

Tiger Woods watches from the fourth hole during the final round of the 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California on June 16, 2019.File Christian Petersen / Getty Images

Woods crashed his car just days after Thanksgiving 2009 in Florida. The accident inadvertently revealed a bitter marital dispute between him and his wife Elin Nordegren.

Woods hasn’t played in a tournament this year and is recovering from back surgery he suffered in December.

The 45-year-old Jupiter, Florida-based golfer was in Southern California this weekend for the Genesis Invitational, which benefits his foundation.

This is a developing story, please update here for updates.



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