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The 45-year-old American was involved in an accident on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes in California on Tuesday morning.
According to stunning reports in the US, Woods had to be cut out of his vehicle by firefighters and paramedics.
The LA County Sheriff's Department confirmed that the "jaws of life" were used to extract the former world No 1 from the wreckage before he was transported to a local hospital.
"The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick 'Tiger' Woods," LA County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.
"Mr Woods was extricated from the wreck with the 'jaws of life' by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.
"The traffic investigation is being conducted by investigators from LASD Lomita Station."
Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, has revealed that the golf legend was "in a single-car accident" and has "suffered multiple leg injuries."
He told Golf Digest: "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."
Woods, who is set to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, captured his 15th major overall in 2019 as he won his fifth Masters.
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