Tiger Woods, currently the world’s most famous golfer, was last week seriously injured in a high-speed car crash in Rancho Palos Verdes L.A.
Woods, who was riding alone in a brand-new SUV, was taken to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he was operated on for a broken right leg and a shattered ankle, which were described as “possibly career-ending.”
Police said Woods was travelling down a winding road at speed when his SUV hit the center divider, jumped over into incoming traffic and into a cliff where it had multiple roll-overs before coming to a stop. He had to be pried loose from the vehicle by the rescue crew.
The exact cause of the mishap is still being investigated by the sheriff’s office.
In his 25-years as a professional golfer on the US tour, Woods has won 15 major championships (trailing only Jack Nicklaus’s 18) and 82 official events, on the way to amassing a nearly $1 billion fortune, making him one of the richest athletes of all time.
He was the was the world’s top-ranked player golf player for a record eight years, which nobody has ever come close to matching, much less surpassing.