Celebrities And Athletes Send Messages Of Support As Sports World Reacts To Tiger Woods Car Crash
Golf fans, experts and players both past and present have sent messages of support following news of Tiger Woods' horror car crash that left him hospitalised.
It's understood the 15-time major championship winner was cut from the wreckage by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics after his vehicle lost control and rolled over while travelling at "high speeds" on a highway.
Reports have emerged in the wake on the incident claiming the 45-year-old has suffered "multiple leg injuries" as a result of the accident and is currently undergoing surgery in a local California hospital.
Upon hearing the shocking news, the golf community rallied behind Woods, sending him countless messages of support.
Fellow golfer and long-time friend of Woods Justin Thomas gave an emotional interview with an Atlanta TV station shortly after the news broke.
"I'm sick to my stomach," he said.
An emotional Justin Thomas reflects on the news of Tiger Woods' crash:
"I just hope he's alright. Just worried for his kids."
- Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 23, 2021
"It hurts to see one of my closest friends, you know, gets in an accident and I just hope he's alright.
"Just worried for his kids. I'm sure they're struggling."
Other golf pros flocked to social media to send messages of support.
Really troubling to see the accident this morning involving @TigerWoods. We've been friends a very long time, obviously I'm concerned for his wellbeing. He's always been a fighter and I hope he fully recovers very soon.
- Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) February 23, 2021
. @tigerwoods, 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.
- Justin ROSE (@JustinRose99) February 23, 2021
Heartbroken and shocked to hear about @TigerWoods accident today. My thoughts and prayers are with him for a full recovery.
- Bryson DeChambeau (@b_dechambeau) February 23, 2021
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Thoughts are with @TigerWoods and others involved, wishing a speedy recovery and I hope the injuries are not bad:pray:
- Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) February 23, 2021
Literally sick to my stomach right now :pensive: prayers up for the big cat
- Kamaiu "My My" Johnson (@KamaiuJohnson) February 23, 2021
Other big-name athletes and television personalities also wished the golf legend a speedy recovery.
Praying for my brother @TigerWoods as we all anxiously await more news.
Thinking of him and his entire family. :pray: https://t.co/jpWbI3cLvO
- Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) February 23, 2021
Thinking of @TigerWoods this afternoon... prayers this is just the beginning of another major comeback :tiger2: :pray: https://t.co/lluhInJex9
- Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) February 23, 2021
Sending my thoughts and prayers to @TigerWoods. Get well soon champ :pray:
- Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) February 23, 2021
Thoughts are with @TigerWoods. Hope it's not as serious as appears.
- Gary Lineker :blue_heart: (@GaryLineker) February 23, 2021
Sending a special prayer out to @TigerWoods & his family. Praying for a speedy recovery :pray::pray::pray::pray::pray:
- Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) February 23, 2021
Heal up quickly @TigerWoods! Praying for you and your family. God is in control always. Stay strong
- Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 23, 2021
Fight @tigerwoods like the champion you are for your kids and the world. Love and prayers
- Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) February 23, 2021
Even former United States president Donald Trump chimed in.
He said: "Get well soon, Tiger. You are a true champion!"
Statement from Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America:
"Get well soon, Tiger. You are a true champion!"
- Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) February 23, 2021
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