Feb 23, 2021
Jack Nicklaus, Justin Thomas, Sports World Reacts To News Of Tiger Woods Car Crash
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The sports world quickly reacted to the news of Tiger Woods’ car crash Tuesday on social media.
Pro golfer Justin Thomas told reporters he was “sick” to his stomach after hearing the news about the car accident during a press conference, CBS Sports reported.
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
“It hurts to see … one of my closest friends, you know, gets in an accident and I just hope he’s alright,” Thomas told reporters. “Just worried for his kids. I’m sure they’re struggling.” (RELATED: Tiger Woods Involved In Serious Car Accident, Jaws Of Life Used To Rescue Him)
The five-time Masters winner was involved in a single-car accident early Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, according to the LA County Sheriff’s office. Woods was the only person in the vehicle and was transported to the hospital. The golfer did not sustain life-threatening injuries, according to CNN.
“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries,” Woods’ agent said in a statement reported by the outlet. “He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”
Golf pro Jack Nicklaus said he was “deeply concerned” about Woods.
Barbara and I just heard about Tiger’s accident, and like everyone else, we are deeply concerned. We want to offer him our heartfelt support and prayers at this difficult time. Please join us in wishing Tiger a successful surgery and all the best for a full recovery.
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) February 23, 2021
“Barbara and I just heard about Tiger’s accident, and like everyone else, we are deeply concerned,” he tweeted. “We want to offer him our heartfelt support and prayers at this difficult time. Please join us in wishing Tiger a successful surgery and all the best for a full recovery.”
Golfer Bryson DeChambeau said Woods’ car accident left him “heartbroken.”
“Heartbroken and shocked to hear about @TigerWoods accident today,” he tweeted. “My thoughts and prayers are with him for a full recovery.”
Most celebrities shared they were praying for Woods’ recovery.
“Praying for my brother @TigerWoods as we all anxiously await more news,” MLB star Alex Rodriguez tweeted. “Thinking of him and his entire family.”
“Sending my thoughts and prayers,” soccer star Gareth Bale tweeted. “Get well soon champ.”
Thinking of @TigerWoods this afternoon… prayers this is just the beginning of another major comeback ???? ???? https://t.co/lluhInJex9
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) February 23, 2021
“Prayers this is just the beginning of another major comeback,” Julian Edelman tweeted.
Football star Jason Whitlock called Woods his “favorite athlete of all time.”
“Tiger Woods is my favorite athlete of all time,” Whitlock wrote on Twitter. “He’s the athlete I talked the most about with my dad. My mom loves to talk about Tiger. Derrick Thomas is the greatest athlete I was close friends with. I hope Tiger is OK. Damn.”
The PGA Tour released a statement on the car crash via Twitter.
“We are awaiting further information when he comes out of surgery,” the statement read. “On behalf of the PGA TOUR and our players, Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers.”
News Source: dailycaller.com
Tiger Woods will not face criminal charges in California car crash
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Tiger Woods will not face criminal charges over the grisly single-car accident that left him with serious leg injuries, California authorities said Wednesday, reiterating that there was no evidence of impairment.
The golf icon, 45, rolled a Genesis GV80 SUV Tuesday morning while traveling through an accident-heavy Los Angeles County stretch at what county Sheriff Alex Villanueva has described as a “relatively greater speed than normal.”
Fielding questions during an Instagram Live video stream on Wednesday, Villanueva reiterated that there was no indication of criminal wrongdoing.
“We don’t contemplate any charges whatsoever in this crash,” said Villanueva. “This remains an accident. An accident is not a crime. They do happen, unfortunately.”
Asked specifically about the possibility of a reckless driving charge, Villanueva said that there was no evidence Woods’ crash met the criteria.The vehicle driven by Tiger Woods lies on its side in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Feb. 23, 2021, after a rollover accident.Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images
“A reckless driving charge has a lot of elements into it,” he said. “This is purely an accident.see also
“There’ll be a cause of it, and there’ll be a vehicle code attached to the cause — if it’s inattentive driving, whatever the case may be — but that’s an infraction,” continued Villanueva. “Reckless driving is actually more than an infraction. That’s a misdemeanor crime that has a lot of elements attached to it, and there’s nothing like that [in Woods’ case].”
Villanueva additionally stressed that there was no evidence to suggest that Woods — who has had prior issues with driving under the influence — was intoxicated at the time of Tuesday’s crash.
“The deputy on scene assessed the condition of Tiger Woods and there was no evidence of any impairment whatsoever,” said Villanueva. “He was lucid, no odor of alcohol, no evidence of any medication, narcotics or anything like that that would bring that into question.
“This is what it is: An accident.”
Woods, perhaps thanks in part to the SUV’s safety features, dodged death in the crash.
He was left, however, with serious injuries that required the surgical insertion of a rod into his right leg, and could end his storied golf career.Filed under california , car crashes , celebrity car crashes , los angeles , tiger woods , 2/24/21