Tiger Woods was involved in a single-car accident this morning in Los Angeles, where he suffered injuries to his legs as well as requiring the jaws of life to remove the golf great from the vehicle.
As of this publication, Woods’s injuries are deemed too not be life threatening. The golfer’s agent has let it be known that Tiger is in surgery to correct multiple leg injuries following the rollover crash.
The horrors of today’s news reminds me and I’m sure many of you, of the death of Kobe Bryant. A larger than life figure, involved in a crash, in California, after being publicly in the news in the days preceding the crash.
Tiger had recently played host to the Genesis Invitational over the weekend at Riviera Country Club. A place where Woods made his professional debut in 1992. Tiger had stayed in the area and had been scene with celebrities as part of charity events following the invitational.
As a fan, I cannot express the joy that watching Tiger roar back and win the 2019 Masters gave me. I watched the whole tournament unfold on a laptop in Indiana, and spent the whole Sunday afternoon screaming about how Tiger was back and the absolute greatest golfer of all-time to a room full of graduate students who did not care about Tiger Woods as he was not homework.
Like many of you, we here at ProcrastiNation will monitor the Woods recovery and keep you updated. Here’s hoping we see the Big Cat himself sooner rather than later. Whether he’s golfing or not.
UPDATE: February 24
Tiger Woods suffered a compound fracture in his right leg as well as a shattered ankle. Woods is awake and alert. According to doctors at UCLA medical center, the golfing legend had a rod inserted into his right leg as a result of the injuries. He also needed pins and screws inserted into his ankle to help stabilize that joint as well. The breaks to Woods leg likely broke the skin per the statement released under his Twitter account. Tiger Woods official statement can be found here: