Tiger Woods was undergoing surgery on “multiple leg injuries” after being cut out of a car crash in California on Tuesday.
The golf superstar was taken to hospital by ambulance, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) said.
US television networks showed footage of the crash location, with the car Woods was said to have been driving on its side and in a crumpled state.
He is said to have been the sole occupant of the vehicle which rolled over on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
Hydraulic rescue tools had to be utilised by firefighters to allow Woods to be freed from the vehicle.