CLEVELAND — Early Tuesday morning, one of the greatest golfers in the world was involved in a rollover crash in Los Angeles.
"Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries," Woods' agent Mark Steinberg said Tuesday afternoon. "He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support."
The vehicle sustained major damage and EMS workers and the sheriff's department needed "jaws of life" to free him from his SUV.
Los Angles Sheriff's Department Lt. Michael White told reporters the injuries are non-life-threatening and he was being treated for “moderate to critical” injuries.
It is unclear what caused the accident. Police said that they are investigating.
This past Sunday, Woods made his first public appearance since undergoing back surgery last month in an interview with CBS' Jim Nantz.
Woods said he still was a little stiff after a procedure to remove a disc fragment that was pinching a nerve in his back.
The 45-year-old has had five surgeries on his back that have put his career in jeopardy at times.
With the Masters just around the corner in April, Nantz asked Woods if he was going to be able to compete in the tournament that he has won 5 times.
“God, I hope so," Woods told Nantz. "I got to get there first. Lot of it is based off my surgeons, my doctors, my therapists. This is the only back I got, and I don’t have much wiggle room left there.”
Following news of the accident, the PGA Tour said in a statement, "we are awaiting further information when he comes out of surgery. On behalf of the PGA Tour and our players, Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers."