Tiger Woods Injured In Automotive Crash: All the things We Know
Legendary golf professional Tiger Woods He suffered severe leg injuries in a car accident in Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 23, which further cast doubt on the future of his career after last year’s back surgery.
The 45-year-old PGA star, one of the most famous athletes of all time and the father of two, underwent extensive surgery for several hours that afternoon and evening before his agent released a statement that he was awake and recovered.
Here’s what we know so far about the incident, the events that led to it, and the outlook for Woods:
February 18-21, 2021: What was Tiger Woods doing days before the Los Angeles crash?
The PGA star was in town this weekend to host the Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Woods did not play in the gold tournament himself as he was recovering from his fifth back operation, which he underwent in December.
February 22, 2021: One day before the crash – golfing with celebrities:
On the Monday before the crash, Woods was giving celebs like golf lessons Dwyane Wade, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Spade Camera for the first day of a two-day photo and video shoot for Golf Digest and GOLFTV.
“Tiger has a long-term partnership with Discovery, which develops exclusive content for GOLFTV and Golf Digest,” the latter outlet told E! News in a statement. “He shot his latest series with us on Monday, where he’ll be giving class to a number of celebrities including Jada Pinkett Smith, Dwyane Wade and David Spade. He should continue filming with us on Tuesday.”
February 23, 2021: The crash:
Driving solo in a 2021 Genesis GV80, a luxury SUV, Woods drives from a resort in Rancho Palos Verdes to the Rolling Hills Country Club to take pictures. Around 7 a.m. on a clear day, he loses control of the vehicle while driving downhill on winding Hawthorne Boulevard – a common scene of car accidents and at a top speed of 75 km / h.