Tiger Woods in serious single car accident

clout

Hall of Fame
Shocked to hear this news. Tiger has been one of my favorite athletes since I was a kid, I took up the game when me and my dad used to watch him lift trophies every Sunday afternoon.

Really hope he is okay and makes a smooth recovery
 

cortado

Semi-Pro
There are circumstances where being a "good driver" doesn't matter.

I'll also never understand why these uber-rich people drive themselves.
That's a fair point. If I was Uber-rich I'd have a driver, a professional who does nothing but drive. Save driving for myself as pure pleasure on a race-track or something.
 

mixtape

Rookie
I used to watch Tiger play at the Chevron World Challenge (now called Hero World Challenge) at Sherwood Country Club every year. A few times I would see Tiger and other golf pros take complimentary luxury cars provided by the clubhouse out for a spin. I have seen him speed off the parking lot a few times.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
By the looks of the accident pic, he was likely wearing his seat belt.
Otherwise could have been easily ejected.
Airbag deployed. But how to prevent leg injuries?
:unsure:

 

socallefty

Hall of Fame
The last time he was arrested in a single car incident, he was high on prescription painkillers. He just had another back surgery recently and I wonder if the same issue is going to crop up again.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
Why is this guy in such a rush to drive off at 7 a.m? He could have easily killed someone.

Do these prescription painkillers also turn you into a reckless dunderhead?


Tiger was staying at a hotel where a major network television show was being shot. Production sources tell TMZ, when the director arrived just before 7 AM, Tiger was driving his SUV very fast as he was leaving the property and almost hit the director's car. The director was shaken enough to tell production staff about it after he parked. A crew member who saw Tiger as he got in his SUV at the hotel tells TMZ, once Tiger got in his vehicle, there was a delay in driving off -- we're told his SUV was block by another car that was loading luggage -- and he appeared "agitated and impatient." The crew member says once the delay was over, Tiger "took off fast."​
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Do these prescription painkillers also turn you into a reckless dunderhead?
In case you grow tired of using the word "dunderhead":

Synonyms for dunderhead
https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dunderhead
 
That's a fair point. If I was Uber-rich I'd have a driver, a professional who does nothing but drive. Save driving for myself as pure pleasure on a race-track or something.
Yes! It's nutz with his driving history he doesn't have a town car taking him everywhere. His sponsors should have had a clause in his contracts that he is not allowed to drive himself. Hope he recovers and can walk and play again.
 
Why is this guy in such a rush to drive off at 7 a.m? He could have easily killed someone.

Do these prescription painkillers also turn you into a reckless dunderhead?


Tiger was staying at a hotel where a major network television show was being shot. Production sources tell TMZ, when the director arrived just before 7 AM, Tiger was driving his SUV very fast as he was leaving the property and almost hit the director's car. The director was shaken enough to tell production staff about it after he parked. A crew member who saw Tiger as he got in his SUV at the hotel tells TMZ, once Tiger got in his vehicle, there was a delay in driving off -- we're told his SUV was block by another car that was loading luggage -- and he appeared "agitated and impatient." The crew member says once the delay was over, Tiger "took off fast."​
When Tiger was arrested last for DUI in Florida, he thought he was in kali.

 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Tiger Woods was severely injured in a single vehicle roll-over collision in Los Angeles early Tuesday, according to law enforcement officials.

Woods was injured in the crash at roughly 10:12 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Reports indicated first responders — which reportedly were notified of the crash by the Los Angeles Police Department at 10:22 a.m. and responded to the scene at 10:28 a.m. — had to use a pry bar and axe to remove the golf star from the vehicle. The Los Angeles Times reported Woods was transported from the crash site to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center via ambulance.

Woods had been in the Los Angeles area hosting The Genesis Invitational golf event; the car he was driving — reportedly a 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV — was provided to him by the tournament. He had been in the Los Angeles area for a few extra days on a Golf Digest shoot with former NBA star Dwyane Wade and actor and comedian David Spade.

Woods, 45, recently underwent back surgery, his fifth, after playing in the Masters in November. He was aiming to return to Augusta for the Masters in April...
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
All times Eastern

6:40 p.m.: NBC News reports that Woods is in "stable condition," adding there was no indication he used the brakes in his crash.

6:26 p.m.: Andy Slater of Fox Sports reports that Woods was on his way to meet NFL quarterback Drew Brees at the time of the accident.

6:24 p.m.: The first responding officer at the scene, LAPD deputy Carlos Gonzalez says Woods was unable to stand on his own, adding that he was lucid and calm. Also says Woods was wearing his seatbelt.

6:18 p.m.: Villanueva says the front of Woods' vehicle was damaged considerably, but that the interior cabin remained intact; otherwise, he said, Woods' accident would have been fatal.

6:11 p.m.: Villanueva says the area in which Woods crashed has seen frequent accidents due to its downward, twisting layout. Says weather is not considered a factor in the crash.

6:09 p.m.: Los Angeles fire chief Daryl Osby in the news conference, says it was determined at the crash site that Woods had "serious" leg injuries and that, based on the crash and the severity of his injuries, it was determined he should be transported to the nearest trauma center: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He also reiterated that it wasn't the jaws of life that removed Woods from the vehicle, but a combination of a pry bar and axe.

6:07 p.m.: Villanueva reiterates there was no sign of impairment in Woods at the scene of the crash, and that there was no effort to draw blood from him at the time or when he was transported to the hospital.

6:05 p.m.: Villanueva says another crash occurred near where Woods' occurred due to rubber-necking. No one was injured.

6:03 p.m.: Villanueva says the traffic report into Woods' crash will take several days to conclude.

6:02 p.m.: Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, in a news conference, says first responders did not see evidence of impairment in Tiger Woods.

5:57 p.m.: Woods' crashed Genesis GV80 has been removed from the crash site, as seen on the Golf Channel.

5:26 p.m.: NBC News reports that first responders used an axe — not the jaws of life — to remove Woods from his vehicle.

5:12 p.m.: Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells the Los Angeles Times that Woods is “lucky to be alive.”

5:07 p.m.: Kavitha Davidson of The Athletic reports that jaws of life were not needed to extract Woods from his car:

5:02 p.m.: The Golf Channel reports that Woods was alert and responsive to first responders at the site of the crash.

4:18 p.m.: CNN's Jake Tapper reports that the jaws of life may not have been used to remove Woods from the car, and that he was pulled from the car's windshield instead.

4:01 p.m.: CNN's Kyung Lah reports that Woods is currently in serious condition in Harbor-UCLA medical center.

3:51 p.m.: ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reports that LA doctors are concerned with the severity of the leg injuries more than the surgery on his medically repaired back.

3:50 p.m.: Woods' injuries are not considered to be life threatening, per Lt. Michael White of L.A. County Sheriff's Office.

3:28 p.m.: The Los Angeles Times reports that it's believed that Woods was traveling at a "high rate of speed" before crossing a divider, causing the vehicle to flip several times before coming to a halt, per law enforcement officials. The road that was traveled is considered curvy and steep.

2:57 p.m.: Woods sustained moderate-to-critical injuries, per Los Angeles County Public Information Officer Henry Narvez.

2:48 p.m.: Woods' agent says that Woods sustained multiple leg injuries and is currently in surgery, per Golf Digest's Daniel Rapaport....
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
What kind of car is that ?? Aren't those Super Expensive cars supposed to be really safe and indestructable ?? Also what's Tiger doing driving himself ? All those billionares have Chauffers that drive for them
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
What kind of car is that ?? Aren't those Super Expensive cars supposed to be really safe and indestructable ?? Also what's Tiger doing driving himself ? All those billionares have Chauffers that drive for them
Looks like the airbag and seat belt saved his life.

Woods had been in the Los Angeles area hosting The Genesis Invitational golf event; the car he was driving — reportedly a 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV — was provided to him by the tournament.
 
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Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
In case you grow tired of using the word "dunderhead":

Synonyms for dunderhead
https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dunderhead
Could we use all the synonyms in a single sentence?
 
Too much golfing seems to cause wreckless character in many positions in powerful positions.. In this case, wreck full, perhaps is more fitting.
Get well Tiger and others...
 
Sure... but given the reason the rollover happened was because it was an SUV, the sum here is definitely negative.
It would never have happened if he was riding a bicycle, with a small trailer attached to it he could easily have pulled his golf clubs or just slung them over his back--share the road.
 
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