HORROR pictures from the Tiger Woods crash scene show his smashed car after it flipped over.
The 45-year-old was rushed to surgery after being cut out of the wreck in California.
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The Los Angeles County Sheriffs department confirmed that Woods was the driver of a vehicle involved in a roll-over traffic collision just after 7am local time.
Fire crews had to lift him from the vehicle before Woods was rushed to hospital by paramedics.
According to the department, the vehicle, a Genesis GV80, sustained “major damage”.
Footage from the scene showed a car on its side with the front of the vehicle crushed.
It appeared to have crashed in a grassy area surrounded by trees, not on a road.
The star’s agent, Mark Steinberg, said in a statement: “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.”
According to LA sheriffs, Woods was conscious after the crash, which occurred shortly before 7.15am Tuesday, officials said.
A sobriety check was not done as there was no reason to do one, Fox News reports, and he had been driving down hill so speed could have been a factor.
It is believed his condition is not life-threatening.
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, whom he shares son Charlie Axel with, 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.
Woods later pleaded guilty to reckless driving and checked into a clinic to get help with prescription medication and a sleep disorder.
Woods was in the area today for the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades before the incident happened.
Earlier this week, he posed for pictures with stars such as David Spade and Dwyane Wade.
He also made his first public appearance just days ago after undergoing back surgery.
Woods provided an update about his condition with CBS during the final round of the Genesis Invitational.
“I’m feeling fine, little bit stiff,” Woods said. “Have one more MRI scheduled to see if the annulus has scarred over finally, and then I can start doing more activities.
“Still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab, the little things before you can start gravitating towards something a little more.”
When asked what he has done golf-wise since undergoing the major surgery, Woods joked “I’ve lengthened my putter.”
“I don’t have to bend over as far. I’ve gone to the same length as my sand wedge.”
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