Tiger Woods was involved in a single-car rollover accident on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, when his car apparently lost control going down a steep hill and rolled over causing “moderate to critical” leg injuries. Woods was taken to the hospital and his agent relayed that he was in surgery, with L.A. authorities indicating that they were not considered life-threatening injuries.
Woods isn’t just an icon to the golf world but the sports world as a whole, as he became one of golf’s first crossover athletes and helped explode the popularity of the sport by making it look cool and bringing attention from well beyond the traditional golf realm. As such, his impact extends beyond just this current crop of PGA Tour stars that looked up to him but athletes from all over the sports world, and as footage of the aftermath of his accident began circulating and word emerged about the severity of his accident, support began pouring in from athletes all over.
Among them was Justin Thomas, a close friend of Woods’ and the current top-ranked golfer in the world, who happened to be taking the podium for his WGC press conference when word of the accident broke. Thomas was emotional discussing it, noting he’s just hoping for the best and thinking of Tiger’s kids and family.
Justin Thomas reacts to the Tiger Woods news:
"I'm sick to my stomach… just worried for his kids. I'm sure they're struggling." pic.twitter.com/CIJo59DUVJ
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) February 23, 2021
Others from the golf world began offering their thoughts, prayers, and support for the greatest of all-time.
. @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
Thoughts are with @TigerWoods and others involved, wishing a speedy recovery and I hope the injuries are not bad🙏🏼
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) February 23, 2021
Many from the NBA, NFL, and MLB also offered their hopes that Tiger will be alright and make a full recovery.
Praying for Tiger Woods🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 We have already gone through too much in 2020
— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) February 23, 2021
— Mark Ingram II (@markingram21) February 23, 2021
Just hearing the @TigerWoods news. Praying everything is ok. 🙏🏽
— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) February 23, 2021
Prayers for Tiger 🙏🏾
— Buddy Love !!!! (@buddyhield) February 23, 2021
Praying for Tiger and his family🙏🏽
— Tyus Jones (@1Tyus) February 23, 2021
Prayers for Tiger
— Langston Galloway (@LangGalloway10) February 23, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for @TigerWoods and his family!
— Josh Reddick (@RealJoshReddick) February 23, 2021