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Golf Champion Tiger Woods Involved In A 1-Car Accident On The West Coast Earlier Today In The Los Angeles Area

Eldrike "Tiger" Woods suffered leg injuries this morning in a vehicle rollover in the Los Angeles area and is undergoing surgery, authorities and his manager said. His condition isn’t yet clear. According to authorities on the scene in Los Angeles County, Woods was the only occupant in the car.

The 45-year old California native had to be extricated from the vehicle according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Apparently, no other cars were involved in the wreck that injured the golfer.

The father of 2 was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The vehicle sustained major damage, the sheriff’s department said.

Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend as the tournament host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera, where he presented the trophy.

The 15-time major champion last played Dec. 20 in the PNC Championship with his 11-year-old son, Charlie. He had a fifth surgery on his back, a microdiscectomy, two days before Christmas and gave no indication when he would return.

This is the third time Woods has been involved in a car investigation. The most notorious was the early morning after Thanksgiving in 2009, when his SUV ran over a fire hydrant and hit a tree.

That was the start of shocking revelations that he had been cheating on his wife with multiple women. Woods lost major corporate sponsorship, went to a rehabilitation clinic in Mississippi and did not return to golf for five months.

In May 2017, Florida police found him asleep behind the wheel of a car parked awkwardly on the side of the road. He was arrested on a DUI charge and said later he had an unexpected reaction to prescription medicine his back pain.

The Stanford University product later pleaded guilty to reckless driving and checked into a clinic to get help with prescription medication and a sleep disorder.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony is the Sports Director for WGEM News.

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