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JaxGamecock

447 points

13 days ago

Someone on Twitter is reporting Tiger is in the OR with two broken legs

triplec787

183 points

13 days ago

triplec787

183 points

13 days ago

Fuuuuck man. That's awful. I suppose, all things considered, broken bones are one of the better outcomes, but hoping it's not that severe.

successfulreddit

105 points

13 days ago

Glad he is Alive. Idc if it’s two broken legs, as long as this is the worst out of this accident. Broken bones can heal quickly and can be able to get back up again. Wouldn’t wish this on anyone. Wishing him a successful recovery.

AlphaTerminal

90 points

13 days ago

"Broken" can mean anything from slightly cracked to ripped apart through the skin and the limb is only hanging on by a few threads of flesh.

Jaylaw

62 points

13 days ago

Jaylaw

62 points

13 days ago

*Alex Smith has entered the chat*

mr_jasper867-5309

26 points

13 days ago

Emergency surgery usually suggests a more severe break.

OhRatFarts

24 points

13 days ago

OhRatFarts

Golf is a 4-letter word.

24 points

13 days ago

I was immobilized for 14 weeks when I broke my leg. Then 4 weeks of bending the knee before starting PT.

Papaofmonsters

67 points

13 days ago

bending the knee

Fookin kneeler.

slappy_patties

622 points

13 days ago

So Tiger, can we expect you at augusta this year?

Thanks Jim

24cupsandcounting

118 points

13 days ago

This is legit so sad he had just said a couple days ago he was looking forward to being at the next Masters.. I just hope he can walk again.

CodyDon2

23 points

13 days ago

CodyDon2

23 points

13 days ago

Iiiiiiiii don't know Jim

Rshackleford22

51 points

13 days ago

maybe if he gets some bionic legs

LarryBrownsCrank

72 points

13 days ago

There's going to be a shit ton of speculation online right now. Prob best to wait to hear from Tiger's family or the doctors for the truth.

damisone

54 points

13 days ago

damisone

54 points

13 days ago

Tiger's agent already gave an official confirmation of multiple leg injuries requiring surgery. That's probably as official as we'll get. I doubt his family or doctor would be giving updates.

https://twitter.com/daniel_rapaport/status/1364300162110136321

albinobluesheep

65 points

13 days ago

albinobluesheep

Tacoma Wa, 15.3

65 points

13 days ago

Mark Steinburg (Tigers Agent) reported he has "multiple leg injuries" and is in surgery.

I don't even want to go through the best-case worst case for needing immediate surgery for leg injuries...none of it is "good"

PasswordResetButton

39 points

13 days ago

They do immediate surgery for most broken bones now-a-days.

TeddyRuxpin

15 points

13 days ago

Link that tweet?

Alexander_the_What

60 points

13 days ago

O-R they?

_w00k_

24 points

13 days ago

_w00k_

24 points

13 days ago

God damnit

PassmetheToastplez

740 points

13 days ago

Dang. That doesn’t sound good. Hope he’s alright.

IWasRightOnce

384 points

13 days ago

His Agent just confirmed “multiple leg injuries”

baetown415

179 points

13 days ago

baetown415

PHX

179 points

13 days ago

Surgery confirmed a few minutes ago

DREWBICE

58 points

13 days ago

DREWBICE

58 points

13 days ago

No bueno

Mercury-Redstone

38 points

13 days ago

I think his career is over. So saddening.

kamran_is_talking

23 points

13 days ago

He already had major back surgery and now this..

DrunkenGolfer

86 points

13 days ago

DrunkenGolfer

5.9 Bermuda

86 points

13 days ago

Just like Ben Hogan. Let’s hope he comes back with equal success.

Xaxziminrax

53 points

13 days ago

Xaxziminrax

KC / Asst. Pro / IG: @peterwhygolf

53 points

13 days ago

This got me to look it up, didn't realize Hogan was 36 at the time of his accident. Thought he was a lot younger when it happened.

[deleted]

115 points

13 days ago

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115 points

13 days ago

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Routine-Lengthiness1

171 points

13 days ago

his legs were IN that front end as the crash happens :(

His legs weren't in the engine mate

laffman

41 points

13 days ago

laffman

41 points

13 days ago

You don't have 3 meter long legs?

JayAreOhhh

105 points

13 days ago*

JayAreOhhh

7.2 // Tucson, Az

105 points

13 days ago*

This was my first thought too. Didnt part of his famous DUI involve Rx meds? History tends to repeat itself but I hope thats not the case.

Update: Pic of car here https://twitter.com/SonsofJohnnieLe/status/1364297709809586177/photo/1

eec-gray

36 points

13 days ago

eec-gray

14/Sco

36 points

13 days ago

I did see a report that said single vehicle accident - that doesn't look good

colin6

66 points

13 days ago

colin6

66 points

13 days ago

The hills in Rancho Palos Verdes are not hard to get into a single vehicle accident if you're not familiar with them...

btdawson

43 points

13 days ago

btdawson

43 points

13 days ago

While I agree, if you look at the helicopter footage, he crossed a median, hit a large sign, then many trees before rolling the car UP the hill. He had to be either going insanely fast for that slight curve, extremely distracted, or fucked up. I don't see how someone crosses a median like that and ends up where he did without being one of those.

pizzadriver420

81 points

13 days ago*

Plus he looked fucked up on tv yesterday and was playing with David spade and Dwayne wade this morning *yesterday

EDIT: played with spade and wade yesterday not today.

777XSuperHornet

67 points

13 days ago

The crash happened at 7:00 a.m. he wasn't playing golf this morning

Suddenly_Something

37 points

13 days ago

He played with them yesterday. Crash was this morning unless they had a 4am tee time.

Temporary-Aspect

12 points

13 days ago

It looks like the engine separated from the car

Jmc5281

23 points

13 days ago

Jmc5281

23 points

13 days ago

They’re designed to do that

peezytaughtme

79 points

13 days ago

we need to be wary of this with regards to the dangers of pharmaceutical applications.....

CONJECTURE

dyNASTYn00b

54 points

13 days ago

sustained

stuuuuupidstupid

24 points

13 days ago

Counselor you're on thin ice

awfuckthisshit

19 points

13 days ago

awfuckthisshit

NH/VT

19 points

13 days ago

ILL HOLD MYSELF IN CONTEMPT OF THE COURT!

DrunkenGolfer

25 points

13 days ago

DrunkenGolfer

5.9 Bermuda

25 points

13 days ago

Well, he does have two previous incidents with prescriptions involved, a recent back surgery, and those pictures on him on CBS. It is conjecture though.

NCSUGrad2012

51 points

13 days ago

It definitely sounds bad. I hope he’s okay as well. I wonder when the pics of the car will be released?

Clayton__Bigsby

55 points

13 days ago

If you look at Adam Schefter's tweet the first reply I saw was a photo of the supposed accident. It was the genesis motors car a photo/video showed him arriving in over the weekend (the GV80 SUV I think).

Link: https://twitter.com/SonsofJohnnieLe/status/1364297709809586177?s=20

KonradStrong

191 points

13 days ago

KonradStrong

15/TX/Grip n' Rip

191 points

13 days ago

Multiple leg injuries and already in surgery, sounds real bad. Already figured he was going to miss the Masters, but at this point, I hope he just makes it back to the tour.

sphynxzyz

152 points

13 days ago

sphynxzyz

152 points

13 days ago

I have a sneaking suspicion he retires. Depending on the leg injuries, but surgery I'm going to assume they are fractured. He'll make a champions tour comeback. Hopefully he's ok and makes a good comeback soon.

LeviWiz

40 points

13 days ago

LeviWiz

40 points

13 days ago

Bro he needs one more win to have the most wins ever. Hopefully he can come back

sphynxzyz

16 points

13 days ago

That'd be a nice thing to have, but damn back issues, now some leg issues, that'll be tough to recover and be 100% from. I'm curious what they are gonna find the cause of the accident.

gridirontrenches

57 points

13 days ago

he should retire and do what he wants to in golf

sphynxzyz

17 points

13 days ago

If I was in his shoes I think I'd do that exact thing.

throwmeawaypoopy

742 points

13 days ago

throwmeawaypoopy

7-ish

742 points

13 days ago

I know I'm just a Random Internet Dude with no way to prove this (at least no way I'm going to), but I grew up in that area and went to high school not more than a mile or so from where that accident is.

Hawthorne Blvd. is a very twisty, curvy road up and down hills. If he was traveling northbound, then right about where he crashed the road takes a long swing to the right -- it would be incredibly easy to lose control of your car there. Accidents happen on Hawthorne and Crenshaw (a similar parallel road on the other side of the ridge) all the time.

Don't know what the weather was like, but there is often heavy fog in the morning/evening, and if there was any moisture those roads turn into skating rinks because we would get so little rain that when it did rain, all the oil/grease/dirt on the road would start to run off.

Point being: I get that it is natural to assume he was zonked out given the totality of the circumstances and his history, but I also find it completely plausible that it was just a simple accident where he was distracted for a second and ran off the road. I'd encourage folks to wait until more details are made available.

leezer999

282 points

13 days ago

leezer999

282 points

13 days ago

Too much common sense and level headed thinking. I’m not sure you know where you are.

throwmeawaypoopy

205 points

13 days ago

throwmeawaypoopy

7-ish

205 points

13 days ago

Don't worry -- I promise you I didn't read a single article before commenting. My Reddit chops are still on point.

Plus, anyone who disagrees with me is literally a Nazi.

thekeesh1

76 points

13 days ago

That's more like it

Jkabaseball

7 points

13 days ago

Could very well have been him on a cell phone too. Only takes a glance off the road to go off the road.

albinobluesheep

230 points

13 days ago*

albinobluesheep

Tacoma Wa, 15.3

230 points

13 days ago*

https://twitter.com/LASDHQ/status/1364295974961573889

Roll over crash, Tiger was the driver and only one in the car. Really hoping it's not as bad as this makes it sounds.

justfor1t

63 points

13 days ago

DebigDawg

104 points

13 days ago

DebigDawg

104 points

13 days ago

News reader sounds very odd in this

BoseSounddock

81 points

13 days ago

he also invented several words like "parademics"

thiney49

13 points

13 days ago

thiney49

13 points

13 days ago

It's a Turkish news station.

NooAccountWhoDis

19 points

13 days ago

It's a Turkish television station for English speakers.

abouttreefiddyy

13 points

13 days ago

Sounds like the drunk guy on the plane who’s dog Jerry has to take care of in Seinfeld

pegcity

35 points

13 days ago

pegcity

35 points

13 days ago

The guy on TV sounds as fucked up as tiger looked yesterday

mdlt97

30 points

13 days ago

mdlt97

Lefty | Range God | Toronto

30 points

13 days ago

pocketchange2247

65 points

13 days ago

For everyone asking if he rolled down the hill or what happened, here is a picture I just snapped of my tv from the local news showing the likely path the car took based on the debris trail, skid marks and tire marks in the dirt.

Accident Path https://imgur.com/gallery/NxYLaaa

ivehaditwithyourkind

26 points

13 days ago

Holy shit. Fell asleep? Hard to say he was lucky when it sounds like he has had a Hogan-like accident and leg damage. But he could have so easily had a head-on with that path if it's accurate..

pmgoldenretrievers

12 points

13 days ago

That doesn't look like a sober accident.

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255 points

13 days ago*

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255 points

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loduca16

131 points

13 days ago

loduca16

131 points

13 days ago

This crash happened at 7:00 AM, so those videos must be from another day

[deleted]

35 points

13 days ago

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35 points

13 days ago

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Big_Ol_Johnson

25 points

13 days ago

Fucked up yesterday doesn't bode well for not fucked up today

Disastrous_Acadia823

169 points

13 days ago

Seriously he needs to hire a damn driver. And he just had surgery so he prolly got pain pills. He needs to never touch that shit and that is advice from someone who cannot touch pain pills.

whyyounoright

78 points

13 days ago

YES! Why doesnt he have a driver? something he would never have to worry about, he can certainly afford it...A car is independence, so I understand the reluctance, but with his medical issues, it makes sense

Zeppelanoid

295 points

13 days ago

I mean he won the British Open without a driver so he probably thinks he doesn’t need one...

tplee

29 points

13 days ago

tplee

29 points

13 days ago

Yeah why the fuck doesn’t he have a personal driver. I understand taking pain killers fucks your judgment up but come on man.

suavetobasco1985

45 points

13 days ago*

So many rich people drink and drive and don't hire a driver because fuck you, thats why.

qozm

16 points

13 days ago

qozm

16 points

13 days ago

A lot of people enjoy driving, especially nice cars.

ArtThen

34 points

13 days ago

ArtThen

34 points

13 days ago

That can't be right. This crash happened at 7am, so did he and DWade have like a 4am tee time this morning before the sun was even out?

[deleted]

7 points

13 days ago

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7 points

13 days ago

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LayneLowe

8 points

13 days ago

He said Sunday he hasn't even picked up a putter yet

it_came_from_behind

288 points

13 days ago

I’d be surprised if this isn’t the end of his pro career. Imagine having back surgery just before a serious car accident, requiring emergency surgery on both legs. That’s a horrible combo for recovery.

But if any golfer could do it it’s him.

IowaGolfGuy322

94 points

13 days ago

I'm not so sure anymore. Maybe younger Tiger, but if he's got bad leg injuries like this, it really might be the end, which destroys me to say.

it_came_from_behind

24 points

13 days ago

I agree with you that’s why I’d be real surprised if he could recover. Just saying he’s proven how determined he is. Plus he’s got all the money to help him. But I’m doubtful due to his age.

dabobbo

6 points

13 days ago

dabobbo

6 points

13 days ago

Hogan was told he might never walk again after his car accident, mainly due to a double fracture of his pelvis. Granted he was 9 years younger than Tiger is now, but hell, Alex Smith almost had his leg amputated due to infection and a bad compound fracture and he played football last season, so I wouldn't bet against Tiger coming back if he wants to, provided doctors eventually clear him.

grandmasterPRA

541 points

13 days ago

First off, I hope he is ok. Just reading that headline is so upsetting

Secondly, I hope that pills weren't involved again. He has been having issues with his back again and the fact that this was a single car accident could point to that as well. I hope not

But obviously that is a conversation for another time, I hope and pray that he is ok

BenningtonSophia

335 points

13 days ago

well did you see him during the Genesis Invitational interview?

the man was hella faded

grandmasterPRA

146 points

13 days ago

I agree....he didn't look well at all. I remember thinking at that time that he might be taking painkillers again. Back pain is a horrible thing to suffer through

BenningtonSophia

122 points

13 days ago

yeah, This news really motivates me to fight the cause, which at the root - IS BACK PAIN

so lets double down on maintaining our own backs, ok guys? I don't want to see any of you in crashes later on in life because of a situation of opioid dependence developing

Ivota

63 points

13 days ago

Ivota

63 points

13 days ago

Posture check

redcurbs

14 points

13 days ago

redcurbs

14 points

13 days ago

I'm getting a new office chair.

InfamousTea

9 points

13 days ago

I read this and immediately pulled my shoulders back and stood up straight. Thanks my friend

ingle

9 points

13 days ago

ingle

9 points

13 days ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGohGhqls_g

Aside from the weird slow blinking, he doesn't look too bad.

ThePensAreMightier

22 points

13 days ago

ThePensAreMightier

USA! USA! USA!

22 points

13 days ago

. He has been having issues with his back again

Not just that...surgery recently. Can't imagine the accident is helping that either.

mdlt97

89 points

13 days ago

mdlt97

Lefty | Range God | Toronto

89 points

13 days ago

joshrosensnose

65 points

13 days ago

Jeez looks like the tournament car

mdlt97

61 points

13 days ago

mdlt97

Lefty | Range God | Toronto

61 points

13 days ago

ya it is, the logo on the door

A_Blind_Alien

30 points

13 days ago

You can't even see the road in that overhead shot, he must have rolled quite a bit. That's terrible

StimpleSyle

7 points

13 days ago

StimpleSyle

Worm burner

7 points

13 days ago

I don’t see where they used the “jaws of life”. They cut out the windshield but that does not require the heavy extrication that using hydraulic equipment would. It would depend on what he originally hit, I’d like to see the side that is on the ground.

Source: Firefighter

kidsRscreaming

35 points

13 days ago

Heard an update on ABC news the LAPD is not actively investigating the crash as a result of DUI, and they are retracting their statement about using the ‘Jaws of life’ which is apparently not true now. They did however remove the windshield. And via LA County sheriff the injuries are not life threatening.

opiusmaximus2

25 points

13 days ago

You can see the car in the video. If the jaws of life were used the whole top of car would be off. It looks like just the windshield is out.

starcom_magnate

8 points

13 days ago

Was the jaws of life statement from LAPD? I only saw it attributed to Tiger's agent.

xpkranger

30 points

13 days ago

CNN has Danny Rappoport of Golf Digest in an interview just now and he says Tiger was due at the club for an early filming shoot. Sounds like he was at least doing what he was supposed to be doing

opiusmaximus2

30 points

13 days ago

TMZ makes it sound like he may have been running late and speeding to where he needed to be.

FlaccidCummies

15 points

13 days ago

Speeding is definitely better than what has been speculated. Let’s hope that’s the case.

NeptuneAgency

63 points

13 days ago

Jimmy Roberts... “Without speculating.....use your imagination to how many times the car must have rolled”.

Then talks about him not beating Snead. Get him off the TV

KayBeanGR8

22 points

13 days ago

This fucking prick needs to be fired immediately. His Twitter is getting wrecked

Stumposaurus_Rex

8 points

13 days ago

WTF kind of bullshit is that? Was anyone shit talking Kobe not beating MJ's records after his death?

OrdinaryBlob

26 points

13 days ago

brmgp1

20 points

13 days ago

brmgp1

20 points

13 days ago

Emergency surgery on the legs? That sounds terrible and very serious. Wow.

neosmndrew

49 points

13 days ago

Lots of leg breaks require emergency surgery. Had a friend break his leg in a skiing accident a few weeks ago who needed emergency, immediate surgery (within a few hours at least). He's recovering well now.

Point being, while serious, it does not necessarily mean some horrific injury. That said, I hope it's minor and he recovers quickly

Your__Dude

15 points

13 days ago

Yeahhhhh definitely bad. AT MINIMUM "emergency surgery on broken legs" means using plates and screws and metal to piece his bones back together. At minimum. Otherwise emergency surgery wouldn't be needed, he'd just get some casts and move on.

Broken legs with emergency surgery required means he's alive, but in really bad shape. Something that will arguably impact his game for the rest of his life, whether he continues to play pro, or just plays as a hobby for fun on the side in retirement.

Schnectadyslim

10 points

13 days ago

Schnectadyslim

PGA Professional

10 points

13 days ago

Yeahhhhh definitely bad. AT MINIMUM "emergency surgery on broken legs" means using plates and screws and metal to piece his bones back together. At minimum. Otherwise emergency surgery wouldn't be needed, he'd just get some casts and move on.

Just so everyone knows, this might be the norm for the average person but most athletes will have surgery as soon as humanly possible after a break in many cases. This obviously sounds awful but there are a lot of serious benefits to getting surgery immediately for high end athletes.

alikearchitect

28 points

13 days ago

11:52 AM PT -- Mark Steinberg, Tiger's agent, says he sustained multiple leg injuries and is currently in surgery. 11:43 AM PT -- An L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. source tells TMZ Sports they do not believe alcohol was involved but they did not say whether any other substance was possibly involved.

kwerdop

26 points

13 days ago

kwerdop

26 points

13 days ago

I live very nearby. People drive way too fast on that road and it has some pretty sharp turns. It’s quite dangerous. My grandma rolled her car there when I was a little kid.

gertiegirl

16 points

13 days ago

Possibly was driving too fast

03:19 PT -- TMZ has learned ... Tiger was staying at a hotel where a major network television show was being shot. Production sources tell TMZ, when the director arrived just before 7 AM, Tiger was driving his SUV very fast as he was leaving the property and almost hit the director's car. The director was shaken enough to tell production staff about it after he parked. A crew member who saw Tiger as he got in his SUV at the hotel tells TMZ, once Tiger got in his vehicle, there was a delay in driving off and he appeared "agitated and impatient." The crew member says once the delay was over, Tiger "took off fast."

03:00 PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Woods was alert enough at the scene of the accident to ask first responders to have his manager pick up his stuff. We're told cops have not found anything illicit inside the vehicle.

DrunkasaurusRekts

28 points

13 days ago

Did you guys see this update from TMZ:

"TMZ has learned ... Tiger was staying at a hotel where a major network television show was being shot. Production sources tell TMZ, when the director arrived just before 7 AM, Tiger was driving his SUV very fast as he was leaving the property and almost hit the director's car. The director was shaken enough to tell production staff about it after he parked. A crew member who saw Tiger as he got in his SUV at the hotel tells TMZ, once Tiger got in his vehicle, there was a delay in driving off and he appeared "agitated and impatient." The crew member says once the delay was over, Tiger "took off fast.""

bbjenn

21 points

13 days ago*

bbjenn

21 points

13 days ago*

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin -

“His legs had to be pulled out of that car this morning”

Really?

xpkranger

21 points

13 days ago

CNN reporting “multiple compound fractures” of his legs. Yikes.

__pulsar

7 points

13 days ago

God fucking dammit...

Tiger should be driven everywhere by a professional driver in a tank like vehicle :(

orioles0615

20 points

13 days ago

Let’s all be thankful he was wearing a seatbelt, because if he wasn’t he probably would be dead at the scene

gmoneyIII

20 points

13 days ago

After hearing this, my mind went back to last year when the news about Kobe came out. Hopefully, Tiger will be ok.

CornholioRex

73 points

13 days ago

This is bad, his agent said he has multiple leg injuries and in surgery. Hope he makes a recovery. I don’t want to speculate too much but a single car accident isn’t a good look for someone with a history of pain killers

StankyPeteTheThird

18 points

13 days ago*

I may be called pessimistic but this to me spells the end of his sports career. Your spine compresses an awful lot during a violent roll over crash that like. Coupled with his leg injuries I can’t imagine him ever swinging professionally again. Depending on the severity of his breaks the PT itself could take a further toll on his back. It truly would be a damn shame if this is how one of the goats goes out.

RaveOn1958

18 points

13 days ago

The amount of assholes and morons in this thread is shocking.

RidiculousBacklog

37 points

13 days ago*

As someone who has been a fan of Tiger's since I was a child, and who has also suffered a catastrophic leg trauma, this is absolutely heartbreaking on so many levels. I'm having a really hard time with this, not going to lie.

orioles0615

52 points

13 days ago

I hope this isn't substance related after all he did to get his image back.

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42 points

13 days ago*

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42 points

13 days ago*

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Mgnickel

8 points

13 days ago

Their official statement says they did use Jaws of life.

theFoot58

13 points

13 days ago

I drove that road every school day for years. It’s a fairly steep down hill section where he went off the road

throwmeawaypoopy

8 points

13 days ago

throwmeawaypoopy

7-ish

8 points

13 days ago

Yeah, I don't think any of us that know that area are terribly surprised there was a wreck there. Obviously it's notable that it's Tiger, but that's a dangerous road

CRRZ

30 points

13 days ago

CRRZ

Florida

30 points

13 days ago

There was no evidence of impairment noted by deputies responding to the rollover crash involving Tiger Woods, L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a news conference Tuesday.

Woods was in stable condition with serious injuries when he was taken to the hospital, L.A. County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said in the news conference with the sheriff.

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/tiger-woods-car-crash-california/index.html

weoutchea2400

57 points

13 days ago

Don’t want to assume anything but putting the interview from Sunday and this news together... praying for the best.

twosoon22

12 points

13 days ago

Fuck.

403tatts

13 points

13 days ago

403tatts

8.5

13 points

13 days ago

Really sounds like Tiger was just givin'er on a bad stretch of road and wasn't impaired. Hope that's the case. Really hoping no long term impact to his health and they can get him back to semi normal.

DMorggggg

29 points

13 days ago

DMorggggg

4.3

29 points

13 days ago

TAKE MY LEGS TIGER

ChandlerCurry

11 points

13 days ago

Watching Golf Channel coverage, fuck that USC professor who is basically insinuating Tiger was under the influence. Be more responsible.

throwitout696969691

36 points

13 days ago

Some guy posted about this almost an hour ago and it was from a random twitter account that isnt a reporter and everyone was saying it was a troll but I guess it is true. Dude said both his legs were broken but Idk how anyone could tell that

Strategery_Man

9 points

13 days ago

source?

throwitout696969691

9 points

13 days ago

I cant find the original reddit post but this is the tweet that was linked in it: https://twitter.com/jlarso18/status/1364272992075853824?s=21

I guess the dude was in the area or something no idea

tjtoste

10 points

13 days ago

tjtoste

10 points

13 days ago

I know people like to assume that this might have been caused by x or y, but at least give him a chance before you make accusations. Hope he recovers well.

ZCatcher

11 points

13 days ago

ZCatcher

11 points

13 days ago

Not a Dr. but when I hear compound fracture I think of Alex Smith

Good news, he was able to return to the NFL.

But it was also razor thin and he almost lost limbs and life. Scary stuff

Best case scenario, let’s hope Tiger has time to heal, rest his back too, and if there are substance issues, time away from the game to work on that too

dont_yell_at_me

7 points

13 days ago

I mean alex smith was a very very extreme case. His leg literally broke and almost twisted off. There’s tons of less damaging cases out there. Kevin ware. Tyler locket. Etc. typically once you get past infection worry it’s just another broken bone

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11 points

13 days ago

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11 points

13 days ago

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162 points

13 days ago

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162 points

13 days ago

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_Treadstone_

47 points

13 days ago

A driver would be a grand start. Seems cars are his Achilles heel.

maurywillz

60 points

13 days ago

I agree. His kids need him. If not for his personal failings, it is safe to assume that he would have shattered Jack's record. He's the greatest of all time and he should not have to doubt it.

galeforcewinds95

10 points

13 days ago*

Wow, that's pretty scary. According to the official police statement, Tiger's vehicle sustained "major damage." And obviously, needing to be extricated from the car and being taken by ambulance to the hospital is concerning. Hopefully, he's okay.

alley00pster

8 points

13 days ago

Agent said multiple leg injuries and in surgery now. Fuck.

otiso_niloc

9 points

13 days ago

This seemed to be the case, but it’s good to hear it:

https://twitter.com/sportscenter/status/1364321477542236160?s=21

“Police sources told ESPN that the injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.”

sologrips

9 points

13 days ago

I was driving just down the hill from where it happened, saw all the helicopters but had no idea. What a bummer.

Here4Misinformation

10 points

13 days ago

Heard an update they DIDN’T have to use the jaws. Still a serious crash though.

btn1136

10 points

13 days ago

btn1136

10 points

13 days ago

The compound fractures sound awful, but it was good to hear no news of spinal damage.

I know it’s the real relationships in life that matter, but I’m crushed when tragedy strikes the athletes I grew up admiring. Despite being impersonal it can really make one feel vulnerable.

Kobe’s passing was so surreal and I was fearing the worse with this one.

RealMikeHawk

15 points

13 days ago

RealMikeHawk

3.1/Ohio

15 points

13 days ago

There's a very simple explanation for this that I'm sure all of you have done...

He was hauling ass to catch a tee time.

HelllllloooooPerson

16 points

13 days ago

HelllllloooooPerson

10 | Mass

16 points

13 days ago

so tired of every news org. thinking its imperative to state that the 'jaws of life' were used...like we get it you find that headline attention grabing...

BenZino21

9 points

13 days ago

They actually just said they didn't use the jaws of life

ctowndrummer

9 points

13 days ago

Not good at all. I hope he is ok.

Sunny_Hummingbird

7 points

13 days ago

Awful. I hope he is okay. I just got The Big Miss at the library yesterday and watched YouTube videos with my boyfriend to show him my favorite tiger moments last night to cheer me up out of a depressive streak. This sucks.

Djnick01

9 points

13 days ago

They are reporting he suffered compound fractures in his legs. Meaning the bone penetrated the skin upon breaking.

hankbaumbach

7 points

13 days ago

Is that Pondy in the thumbnail?

john1green

8 points

13 days ago

Shattered ankle and 2 broken legs fuck.

Mennon22

8 points

13 days ago

Same feelings as in 2017. I hope he can get healthy enough to play golf with his son and friends and grow old and happy. He worked his ass off and gave us 2019 which was very special. Shattered for him.

orioles0615

37 points

13 days ago

This very well be the end of his career if his legs are broken

Rattimus

16 points

13 days ago

Rattimus

10.4/Ping Clubs/Taylormade Balls

16 points

13 days ago

Ahhhh man. This is about the worst golf related news that could've come out today.

I'd be willing to bet that his career just ended in unceremonious fashion. Oh, he might tee it up again on the tour based purely on his name, but multiple leg injuries, while already uncomfortable recovering from back surgery.... gotta think he is done.

Sho_nuff_

11 points

13 days ago

Ben Hogan enters the chat

billFclinton

19 points

13 days ago

No pun intended, but what if he's just a bad driver?

FlaccidCummies

22 points

13 days ago

From the video TMZ posted it does not appear Tiger was driving fast or unsafely. He was keeping pace with a minivan in front of him and following a safe distance, too.

jimmyharb

12 points

13 days ago

This makes it even more bizarre now.

Ultimate_Consumer

13 points

13 days ago

Holy shit. Seems to be true

unopposablethumbs

13 points

13 days ago

unopposablethumbs

Tiger’s Illegitimate Adopted Son

13 points

13 days ago

I’m just glad the man is still alive. As much as I want him to get those records, I’d much rather him be alive to grow the game

3Jabber

14 points

13 days ago

3Jabber

14 points

13 days ago

Man... I really hope he was sober.

TheyWillAppear

6 points

13 days ago

Press conference at the Lomita Sheriff’s station at 3pm.@FOXLA

https://twitter.com/BillFOXLA/status/1364319470563430402?s=20

probiz13

7 points

13 days ago

Following the news live. They said he sheriff had said there was no alcohol in his system. No word on anything else that may have been though

Give_me_candy_

7 points

13 days ago

Wonder if he was speeding? Speed limit on that road is 45mph. He covered a lot of ground before coming to rest.

bierfma

7 points

13 days ago

bierfma

7 points

13 days ago

Is there a remotely medical definition for a "shattered ankle?" I mean it sounds less than ideal, but is there some kind of threshold to go from broken to shattered? Multiple breaks?

JoeyChaos

27 points

13 days ago

Found this on Mayo Clinic https://i.imgur.com/3JkpPEf.jpg

Korevo

11 points

13 days ago

Korevo

11 points

13 days ago

I shattered my ankle in a car accident 6 years ago. Had surgery, I can play golf perfectly fine today. I did not however have the two broken legs part.

logicalpsycho

7 points

13 days ago

Have seen a couple random people on Twitter both separate claim segmental tibia and open talus. Hard to say, but given that it seems like his legs might have really gotten crushed in there, and he may be lucky to have kept the foot at all.

IAmARetardo

6 points

13 days ago

Shit. Hope he is ok and his family are with him asap.

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19 points

13 days ago

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19 points

13 days ago

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BenningtonSophia

29 points

13 days ago

This is the kind of accident that happens when you are NODDING OFF while you are driving, (spoken from experience)

TheHamFalls

32 points

13 days ago

TheHamFalls

18-ish You're very good looking, I'm not attractive.

32 points

13 days ago

Tiger's agent confirmed. In surgery now on multiple leg injuries.

I legit might cry.

additionalweightdisc

12 points

13 days ago

https://twitter.com/michaeleaves/status/1364306377900974084?s=21

Apparently injuries are not considered life threatening so that’s some good news if true.

Homebodylaw

13 points

13 days ago

I hope for limited injuries and a swift recovery, but Jesus dude, for 1% of your annual income I will literally drive you everywhere, 24h/7d.

throwmeawaypoopy

12 points

13 days ago

throwmeawaypoopy

7-ish

12 points

13 days ago

Lots of comments/questions that amount to: he must have been zonked because there are no skid marks. I was curious -- and don't feel like doing my real job -- so I did some math.

As near as I can tell, the reason there are no skid marks is because the car would have only been in contact with the road for a fraction of a second, if that. There simply wasn't time for him to hit the brakes and/or for skid marks to form.

For anyone curious and also looking to avoid working:

Assumptions:

  • Tiger was traveling at 60mph (100km) -- this would have been a normal, even "slow" speed for that stretch of road. (I know because I grew up there)

  • The median he hit was 8 inches high, which Google tells me is standard

  • Because the road is going pretty steeply downhill, I'm adding another 4 inches to the vertical height of the car when it exited the median. As near as I can tell, the elevation change in the mile preceding the accident is about 400 feet (topo map is hard to read), giving the road a grade of 7%-8%. So the ground will be falling away from him, and maybe the car popped up an inch or two.

At 1 foot (.3m) off the ground, it would have taken the car .25 seconds to land:

d = .5at2, where d = height, a = acceleration (10m/s2), and t = time (what we are trying to find)

.3 = .5(10)t2

t = .25

I drew a triangle based on his crash path to calculate the hypotenuse. Each lane is 10 feet wide, plus a foot on either side, for a height of 22 ft. I calculated the length by counting the line dashes -- each dash is 10 feet, and as near as I can tell there are 8 of them, but we will say 9 just to be safe.

a2 + b2 = c2

222 + 902 = c2

c = 93 feet = ~28m.

28m is the distance he traveled (on an angle) across the southbound lanes.

So now the question is: how far did the car fly off the median, and was there any road left before he ran off the road?

d = vt = 100 * .25 = 25m = 83 feet

Accounting for various fudge factors, it seems likely that he had only somewhere between 0-20 feet of road to work with. It's possible he would have cleared the road entirely (or close enough) coming off the median. That's essentially no time where the tires are in contact with the ground before running off the road.

And now I suppose I have to get to work :(

awch00

6 points

13 days ago

awch00

6 points

13 days ago

Please say it ain’t so... I don’t mean that lightly.

Mc_Lovin81

6 points

13 days ago

Mc_Lovin81

4.9

6 points

13 days ago

you can see his clubs. the car doesn't look good.

https://i.imgur.com/jcSUOal.jpg

FPL999

6 points

13 days ago*

FPL999

6 points

13 days ago*

Seems like leg injuries from the following tweet

samrej

6 points

13 days ago

samrej

9.5 and falling

6 points

13 days ago

Hope he’s alright and can recover. And I hope he gets any help he might need and can just retire and enjoy it. He’s got nothing else to prove.

Habslover

6 points

13 days ago

Habslover

Canaada eh

6 points

13 days ago

Fuck man. He is my favourite athlete of all time. Praying he comes out of this ok.

xdomino1

7 points

13 days ago

This is very sad news. I hope he pulls out ok for his family and kids. The ability to live a healthy and meaningful life comes first. Golf is secondary in these cases. I wish him well.