Justin Thomas ‘sick to my stomach’, Bryson DeChambeau ‘heartbroken and shocked’, while Gareth Bale sends his ‘thoughts and prayers’ – stars of sport send their best wishes to Tiger Woods after the legend’s car crash
- Sport stars from around the world have shown their support for Tiger Woods
- Woods is undergoing surgery for non life- threatening injuries after a car crash
- Justin Rose, Ian Poulter and Gareth Bale are among those showing support
Sport stars from around the world have shown their support for golf great Tiger Woods after his car crash earlier today.
Woods is undergoing surgery for non life- threatening injuries that include a compound fracture and a shattered ankle after crashing his car while on his way to an L.A. golf course to film for GolfTV on Tuesday.
The 45-year-old golfer was driving alone near Rancho Palos Verdes when his Genesis GV80 flipped over at 7.12am.
Sport stars from around the world have shown their support for golf great Tiger Woods
Woods is undergoing surgery for non life- threatening injuries following a car crash on Tuesday
Justin Rose tweeted: ‘Just seen the awful news. We know how tough you are, we’ve seen it a hundred times. Hoping and praying you’re ok my friend.’
Golfer Ian Poulter also showed his support for Woods, tweeting: ‘Thoughts are with @tigerwoods and others involved, wishing a speedy recovery and I hope the injuries are not bad.’
Tottenham star Gareth Bale, who is well known for his love of golf, tweeted: ‘Sending my thoughts and prayers to @tigerwoods. Get well soon champ’
Firefighters had to use a device known as the ‘jaws of life’ to break open the car and rescue Woods.
He was then taken to an unspecified L.A. hospital where he is now undergoing surgery to correct ‘multiple injuries’ on his legs, his agent Mark Steinberg said in a statement shortly after the crash.
‘Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries.
‘He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support,’ Steinberg said.
More to follow.