The golf world is expressing concern for Tiger Woods, who had to be removed from his wrecked SUV Tuesday morning following a single-car accident in Los Angeles.
The PGA legend was undergoing surgery to repair multiple leg injuries, according to agent Mark Steinberg.
“I’m sick to my stomach. It hurts to see one of my closest friends in an accident,” Justin Thomas said Tuesday while preparing for the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession in Bradenton, Florida. “Man, I just hope he’s all right. I just worry for his kids. I’m sure they’re struggling.”
Jack Nicklaus wrote on Twitter: “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.”
US Open winner Bryson DeChambeau tweeted that he was “heartbroken and shocked” to learn about Woods’ accident and offered his “thoughts and prayers with him for a full recovery.
Cameron Champ said he saw the images of Woods’ flipped car as he was coming off the course.
“You have to be pulled out with the jaws of life it’s definitely not good circumstances,” Champ said, referencing a statement by the LA County Sheriff’s office that was later walked back. “Hopefully, everything goes well with that and he can make a full recovery.”
Ian Poulter also tweeted his support for the 15-time major winner.
“Thoughts are with @TigerWoods and others involved,“ Poulter wrote. “Wishing a speedy recovery and I hope the injuries are not bad.”
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan released a statement Tuesday supporting Woods and saying he’s “awaiting further information” when the star comes out of surgery.
“On behalf of the PGA Tour and our players,” Monahan said, “Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers.”
Fred Ridley, the chairman of Augusta National Golf Club where Woods has won five Masters titles, said Woods is “part of the Augusta National family, and the news of his accident is upsetting to all of us. We pray for him, for his full recovery and for his family during this difficult time.”
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