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Tiger Woods involved in single-car accident in Los Angeles

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Ultimate_Consumer

9.1k points

3 days ago*

Rumham89

16.5k points

3 days ago

Rumham89

16.5k points

3 days ago

Fuck, that's all of his legs

SaitoPrecise7

694 points

3 days ago

We’re gonna need some math on this one, chief

sohryu

326 points

3 days ago

sohryu

326 points

3 days ago

No, he's right.

Source: I'm a regular on /r/theydidthemath

AweHellYo

2.1k points

3 days ago

AweHellYo

2.1k points

3 days ago

you prick. i laughed

Sykfootball

463 points

3 days ago

Sykfootball

463 points

3 days ago

I'll join you in hell.

LukewarmBearCum

16 points

3 days ago

English doc, we ain’t scientists!

hops4beer

738 points

3 days ago

hops4beer

738 points

3 days ago

didn't he just have another back surgery?

DrDragun

896 points

3 days ago

DrDragun

896 points

3 days ago

Yes, he just had surgery and was talking about it as a guest with PGA announcers this past weekend... it sounded like he was still just beginning PT and couldn't do too much yet, just focusing on getting basic movements together. I don't know if it affected his driving ability or not...

magdikarp

1.3k points

3 days ago

magdikarp

1.3k points

3 days ago

I hope he didn’t have an accident related to opioids.

Tigger_king

885 points

3 days ago

Tigger_king

885 points

3 days ago

That is exactly where my mind went. Hopefully not.

jerkITwithRIGHTYnewb

1.3k points

3 days ago

Just had back surgery and a known opioid problem, it's not a huge leap to make. I'm pulling for him either way. Drug addiction is not a character flaw, it's a disease.

FindingMoi

619 points

3 days ago

FindingMoi

619 points

3 days ago

I mean, there's also the factor that someone on opioids due to surgery might not realize how much its impacting their reaction times and such. He might have very well been using pain killers responsibly and underestimated his sobriety. Theres a reason why they tell you to wait a few days after taking them to drive.

TheRabidFangirl

261 points

3 days ago

Exactly.

When I was in high school, I was given a prescription of Darvocet for a nasty case of shingles. I got my first dose halfway through the school day. It wasn't until I stood up about an hour later that it hit me.

I was absolutely fucked. Like, couldn't walk straight and could barely talk. My math teacher was worried until I told her why very bluntly. Spent the last class of the day just laying my head on the desk. I didn't go back to school until I didn't need the Darvocet anymore.

And that wasn't even my first time taking an opioid. I knew what to expect, and it still surprised me.

I'm not saying that it's a guarantee, or even likely. But there's a chance he felt just fine getting in the vehicle, and the meds hit hard while he was driving.

Which is why you shouldn't drive until you know how your body reacts to it.

NegativeOccasion3

93 points

3 days ago

That fucking sucks to get shingles in high school. Not that there's ever a good time to get it.

TheRabidFangirl

23 points

3 days ago

I've had it three times. I'm 27. :/

OsmeOxys

13 points

3 days ago

OsmeOxys

13 points

3 days ago

Which is why you shouldn't drive until you know how your body reacts to it.

I'd say even if you "know" how you react you really shouldnt, unless its a long term low dose type thing and youve talked to a doctor. Its insanely easy to miss how impaired you are (same goes for alcohol, weed, everything, but especially opioids) until its too late, and even a normal dose you've been taking for the last month can suddenly hit you like a brick.

Opioids dont fuck around.

bumpkinblumpkin

242 points

3 days ago

Drug addiction isn't a character flaw, no. Coming from someone with a sibling with addiction problems, the disease isn't an excuse for all shitty actions though. Driving while on drugs and serial infidelity sure are flaws. I really hope he was sober because he has enough money to never have to drive himself anywhere again and put others in danger if he did.

throwmeawayname

50 points

3 days ago

Addiction can help explain the actions, but definitely doesn't excuse them or negate any responsibility from them.

Adept-Ad-250

3.1k points

3 days ago

Adept-Ad-250

3.1k points

3 days ago

That is not good

CubaHorus91

4k points

3 days ago

Could be worse, he could have died

spoonsforeggs

12.2k points

3 days ago

spoonsforeggs

12.2k points

3 days ago

Or worse, expelled.

SomeGuyNamedPaul

2.4k points

3 days ago

You need to sort out your priorities.

AttoilYar

1.7k points

3 days ago

AttoilYar

1.7k points

3 days ago

I've always somewhat agreed with Hermione on that, especially if you were in Harry's shoes. Your entire life up to your 11th birthday is miserable, you suddenly escape it because you learn about this incredible, life-changing world you're apart of, and then you go and do some dumb shit to fuck it all up?

Yeah, I'd almost rather be dead, too.

SomeGuyNamedPaul

652 points

3 days ago

Now I'm curious if there's any chance that Voldemort would have stopped caring about Harry if he did in fact get expelled. I know the answer is no, but it could have made for an interesting plotline that went nowhere until Harry winds up ODing behind a dumpster while the Death Eaters enslave the muggles like cattle.

PrivateIsotope

322 points

3 days ago

This is why I love Reddit. A conversation about Tiger Woods can go from 0 to Voldemort in five seconds...

BuckaroooBanzai

176 points

3 days ago

I realized I forgot about tiger woods by the time I got to your comment.

AnalTongueDarts

103 points

3 days ago

We all heal in our own way.

Yoate

46 points

3 days ago

Yoate

46 points

3 days ago

Well it went from 60 to 0 first.

kazaam545

127 points

3 days ago*

kazaam545

127 points

3 days ago*

There’s always that one thread that completely derails from the original post

SomeGuyNamedPaul

37 points

3 days ago

Normally it's the most upvoted first level comment and you have to scroll down the the next one for the informative conversation.

Epcplayer

262 points

3 days ago

Epcplayer

262 points

3 days ago

I haven’t seen his status, but internal injuries are a silent killer. People are still alive at the scene, but in critical condition, then when they get to the hospital they succumb to the injuries. Happens a lot in traffic accidents.

Until they say he’s stable or out of surgery, try not to count things before they happen.

Draano

197 points

3 days ago

Draano

197 points

3 days ago

Princess Diana comes to mind. Or people falling off a roof or from a tree. We've got all these organs in us that are connected to blood supplies - going from very fast to an instant stop can tear things loose and once the hose comes off, you're in deep trouble.

Plantsandanger

81 points

3 days ago

Natasha Richardson taught me to never ski without a helmet. And even then with a helmet if you hit your head hospital immediately

tinkrman

62 points

3 days ago*

tinkrman

62 points

3 days ago*

Natasha Richardson's story made a lot of people take head injuries seriously. There was a story a little girl getting hit on the head with a baseball IIRC. She felt fine at the time. But she complained of headache some hours later. The father, who had just read Richardson's story took the girl immediately to the ER. By the time they reached the ER she already began slurring words and then lost consciousness. Fluid pressure was building up inside her skull. She was airlifted to another hospital for emergency surgery. If they had waited for even an hour it would've been fatal. The girl survived, and was just fine.

93_Honda_Civic

24 points

3 days ago

She just taught me to never ski, period.

zemorah

187 points

3 days ago

zemorah

187 points

3 days ago

Princess Diana’s injuries were horrifying. There are reports that she was talking after the accident but her organs had “shifted” so she didn’t stand a chance.

redpandaeater

89 points

3 days ago

There's the theory if the doctor on scene didn't delay at all by trying to treat her on scene that she possibly could have survived if she had quickly gotten to the hospital.

indecisive_maybe

331 points

3 days ago

And there's the theory that if she had been taken to the hospital immediately, there would have been rumors that if she had been treated on the scene she may have survived.

dreamingtree1855

157 points

3 days ago

And of course the theory of hitting a concrete barrier at 65mph killing pretty much anybody.

IRollmyRs

92 points

3 days ago

IRollmyRs

92 points

3 days ago

IIRC she hit a tunnel wall going something like 110-120mph fleeing paparazzi. It was horrifying.

Mirorel

45 points

3 days ago

Mirorel

45 points

3 days ago

It's the protocol in France to stabilise them at the scene.

Leaf_Rotator

69 points

3 days ago

Or people falling off a roof or from a tree

A someone who's taken a couple bad falls, and also been through a couple bad car accidents, they feel remarkably similar, if you ignore the immediate surroundings.

High speed, fear, and then impact.

You're gonna have a bad time : (

I don't know enough about mister Woods to really have an opinion on him as an individual, and I have no idea what led to this accident, but I wish him and the medical professionals working with him today the best of luck.

LogicalJicama3

32 points

3 days ago

I fell 3 stories when the temp stairs collapsed

I have fractured my ankle, it’s been a year and I still can’t walk right and have been unable to work

theaviationhistorian

33 points

3 days ago

Britannia Airways 226A. After the plane slammed into the runway & plowed through a field nearby, everyone was astonished that there were no deaths or serious injuries. A few days later, an elderly man died from undetected internal injuries compounded with a pre-existing condition. They are no light matter.

ame_no_umi

55 points

3 days ago

A few years ago one of my coworker’s daughter and grandson were in a bad accident (hit by a drunk driver). The grandson was more grievously injured and everyone was super worried about him - his mom had broken legs but otherwise seemed mostly fine and likely to make a full recovery. Until she suddenly died of a fat embolism.

Thankfully the boy healed up fine, but his dad wasn’t in the picture and he is being raised by my coworker now.

tomacco_man

112 points

3 days ago

tomacco_man

112 points

3 days ago

Could be worse than that, he could have killed someone else

PandaMuffin1

23 points

3 days ago

Glass is half full kinda guy. I like that. :)

slammy_hagar

316 points

3 days ago

The lack of skid marks is the most concerning part. Generally when this happens during an accident, it is either substances or a severe medical event (stroke/cardiac arrest)

spderweb

630 points

3 days ago*

spderweb

630 points

3 days ago*

This isn't his first accident. He's crashed into a hydro hydrant. Been found asleep in his car on a weird angle on the side of the road. Arrested for a DUI. He's gone to rehab for prescription drug abuse. And he has a Sleep Disorder.
He should have had his license taken away a long time ago.

Edit: fire hydrant. But I'm leaving hydro there for context.

trogon

399 points

3 days ago

trogon

399 points

3 days ago

You'd think he'd be able to afford a driver.

urbanhawk1

373 points

3 days ago

urbanhawk1

373 points

3 days ago

He's already got at least #1 of those in his bag.

MailOrderDog

23 points

3 days ago

He teed that one up for you.

DONTLOOKITMEIMNAKED

209 points

3 days ago

Billionaire superstar athlete ego probably has a little problem admitting he should not be driving though.

degjo

100 points

3 days ago

degjo

100 points

3 days ago

It's a golf joke

DONTLOOKITMEIMNAKED

129 points

3 days ago

Oh, tee hee.

idontfwithu

51 points

3 days ago

Now you’ve got the swing of it

KaneIntent

95 points

3 days ago

a hydro hydrant

A what?

haydesigner

253 points

3 days ago

haydesigner

253 points

3 days ago

You know, a hydrant that water comes out of.

As opposed to the hydrants where fire comes out of them. Very dangerous, those.

fallingbehind

115 points

3 days ago

Like a fire hydrant?

red_team_gone

86 points

3 days ago

No, a fire hydr... Wait a second.

MakeTheNetsBigger

31 points

3 days ago

A pyro pydrant.

cannotbefaded

109 points

3 days ago

bigb12345

372 points

3 days ago

bigb12345

372 points

3 days ago

I blame the pristine conditions, the level roadway, and the lack of hair pin turns....

munk_e_man

167 points

3 days ago

munk_e_man

167 points

3 days ago

Place sounds like a life trap

DuckDrunkLove

131 points

3 days ago

Got some Kobe flashbacks with the news alert and photos

MiddleRay

341 points

3 days ago

MiddleRay

341 points

3 days ago

So far, this is fortunate news. Can't help but wonder if this has anything to do with his struggle with opioids.

tweakingforjesus

187 points

3 days ago

That's exactly what Princess Di's condition was initially reported.

YouAreDreaming

90 points

3 days ago

What did they say initially?

tweakingforjesus

294 points

3 days ago

That she had been transported to the hospital with two broken legs. Left out a lot about her condition that was known at the scene like they had to restart her heart.

neverdoneneverready

84 points

3 days ago

I remember this, too. As soon as they showed the car, though, I said she's dead. Tiger's car doesn't look as bad.

frankieandjonnie

2.3k points

3 days ago

According to the department's Twitter account, the vehicle sustained "major damage" in the accident, which took place at 7:12 a.m. Woods was the only occupant of the car, and was extricated via the jaws of life. He was taken to a nearby hospital. No further information on his condition is currently available.

techgirl0

667 points

3 days ago

techgirl0

667 points

3 days ago

They actually didn’t have to use the jaws of life. That was misreported

GettheRichard

328 points

3 days ago

It’s just so fun to say!

News reporters probably.

lyvanna

31 points

3 days ago

lyvanna

31 points

3 days ago

What the fuck are jaws of life.

DepressedThrow1064

71 points

3 days ago

Also known as hydraulic cutters, they’re big blades and spreaders that are used to rip off car doors and others parts of the car that are too damaged to just open normally.

From what I’ve heard the term “jaws of life” is really only used by the media and actual firefighters/emergency responders just say “cutters, spreaders, or shears”.

Reg_Cliff

2.7k points

3 days ago

Reg_Cliff

2.7k points

3 days ago

Tiger should’ve used a driver.

FSUnoles77

653 points

3 days ago

FSUnoles77

653 points

3 days ago

Man, with all his back problems and then this. My back hurts just thinking about it.

MiddleRay

2.7k points

3 days ago

MiddleRay

2.7k points

3 days ago

Wow, that looks like a terrible wreck. He's lucky to be alive.

lonehappycamper

886 points

3 days ago

It does look bad but it is good the roof didn't get crushed and the front didn't crush very far into the interior. It is a pretty solid vehicle which may have saved his life, though they said he broke his legs.

Adequately-Average

234 points

3 days ago

As someone who sells Genesis vehicles, and just sold a GV80 yesterday, this seems like something that may come up in future sales.

MiddleRay

112 points

3 days ago

MiddleRay

112 points

3 days ago

From the reporting on CNN, it sounds like the Genesis did a fantastic job at keeping the cabin intact. I thought the same things as you.

[deleted]

397 points

3 days ago

[deleted]

397 points

3 days ago

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lonehappycamper

162 points

3 days ago

Yes you're right, good point. Maybe I should have said "well built"

Janders2124

88 points

3 days ago

I don’t think he meant solid in that way.

AccuratePruning

82 points

3 days ago

That sucks. I've been there - from a car wreck too. Double femur fracture with brain injury. On the plus side, when you break both of them at once, you get titanium rods implanted into your femurs and will be back to walking in about a months time.

On the negative side - I also got infected with MRSA which really loves to hang out and live on metallic hardware in ones body.

So I had to have a few surgeries later on to get one of them (so far) removed. Was severely immunocompromised during this whole Covid thing. I've been dealing with issues from the incident since 2014.

Fdr-Fdr

31 points

3 days ago

Fdr-Fdr

31 points

3 days ago

On the plus side, when you break both of them at once, you get titanium rods implanted into your femurs and will be back to walking in about a months time.

Maximum credit for looking on the bright side!

ntrpik

225 points

3 days ago

ntrpik

225 points

3 days ago

Any idea what make/model of vehicle he was driving?

Harju

278 points

3 days ago

Harju

278 points

3 days ago

It was a Genesis Invitational sponsor vehicle (you can see it written on the side from the helicopter views). I assume it was the luxury SUV. https://genesisinvitational.com/our-sponsors/

sublliminali

258 points

3 days ago

Not sure if this was the kind of exposure Genesis was looking for.

Put_It_All_On_Blck

200 points

3 days ago

Genesis if you're reading this sponsor me and I will drive your car and sign guaranteeing not to be in a major crash that breaks my legs.

Smgth

68 points

3 days ago

Smgth

68 points

3 days ago

If you break the contract do they send someone out to break your legs again?

KP_Wrath

12 points

3 days ago

KP_Wrath

12 points

3 days ago

Wait until they heal for a couple of weeks, then just fuckin give ‘em a good twist.

psufan5

129 points

3 days ago

psufan5

129 points

3 days ago

Yes, they were, but not with tragedy. That car is a tank, and the proof is he is alive.

Red_V_Standing_By

39 points

3 days ago

I mean, their flagship SUV just saved the life of the most famous athlete on the planet in an otherwise fatal accident. That’s a pretty strong selling point. I’d get one.

magdikarp

36 points

3 days ago

magdikarp

36 points

3 days ago

The new genesis suv.

optooomistic

80 points

3 days ago

GV80 - the Hyundai marketing team is probably shitting bricks...

Show_Me_Your_Cubes

64 points

3 days ago

I mean, it sounds like he survived a very deadly crash that he caused. Should be an ode to how safe the car actually is

johnnycyberpunk

43 points

3 days ago

If they're sponsoring him, probably not ever going to hear if this was related to an error in the Highway Assist feature or Adaptive Cruise Control or Lane Keep Assist.

trystanel

607 points

3 days ago

trystanel

607 points

3 days ago

I hope he has no injury to his back, he's so much more vulnerable after having those surgeries.

ewqdsacxziopjklbnm

311 points

3 days ago*

He is in surgery for his legs. They had to cut him out(they did not have to cut him out?)

DLun203

542 points

3 days ago

DLun203

542 points

3 days ago

Holy shit, I was scrolling too fast and thought you said "They had to cut them off"

TheHardwoodJournal

126 points

3 days ago

imagine Tiger coming back from double leg amputation to win the Masters !

awkristensen

118 points

3 days ago

Both his legs got crushed dude. Its not like falling over and getting unlucky with a small fracture in the bone, he’s most likely experienced several fractures in each leg with this type of crushing injury. He’s facing months and months in a wheelchair and then atleast 6 months of rehab just to be able to walk normal again. It’s gonna take years to rebuild that body and i’m afraid we’ve seen the last of Tiger on the tour. Depressing

trystanel

30 points

3 days ago

trystanel

30 points

3 days ago

Its terrible, but having shattered my leg recently I know there can be a miracle in recovery. I'm 9 months out and still learning to walk and that's with public healthcare and no physiotherapy. He has a good chance for recovery.

Choponchip

24 points

3 days ago

Even if he isn’t having surgery on his back there is no way that a guy that has had 5 back surgeries rolls his car and doesn’t sustain damage to his back.

i_bet_youre_not_fat

17 points

3 days ago

Imagine if this wreck fixed his back somehow. Like that guy that shot himself in the head and survived and wasn't a pedophile any more.

lettersjk

2.2k points

3 days ago*

lettersjk

2.2k points

3 days ago*

i know this stretch of road -- it's a couple miles from where i'm sitting right now. i know everyone's thinking alcohol or drugs, but with this stretch of road, it's not necessary to be in a big crash, esp if you're unfamiliar with it. it's very downhill and windy, and one of the few municipal roads i've seen with those gravel escape routes for trucks whose brakes fail.

hope he's alright. not super close to a top trauma center either, i guess harbor ucla would be best bet.

edit: wasn’t thinking about wind but rather it’s a winding road. and the video i saw made it seem he crossed the center divider so thought he was going downhill. could be wrong on that point though.

edit2: a couple points to address some comments made below. first, what i was trying to say is that it's really easy to go stupid fast on this road if you're not paying attention and/or are unfamiliar with the road. the posted speed limit is 45, but unless you're riding the brake on the way down, it's really easy to get to 60-70+. if something caused him to change direction very suddenly (ie. if a car cut in front of him or turned into him) you can easily go flying and lose control with speed. interestingly, the other main artery coming down from the top of PV, crenshaw, has a tall highway-like divider in the middle with plenty of scratches and traces of paint from past accidents. hawthorne has a low divider which can easily throw a speeding car into the air. so it could very well be a DUI, but it could just as easily not. second, while the turns are not super sharp, there are enough of them that you really do need to pay attention if you're going at a good pace. third, PV isn't super close to anything. it's a peninsula that juts out from LA .. it takes a (relatively) long time to get to a freeway. harbor-ucla is probably 30 min away? tho likely less with an ambulance.

metaldrummerx

596 points

3 days ago

In highschool my buddy drove his car off a cliff right by the PV mall. He was ran off the road. We grew up right there and knew those roads like the back of our hand, but they're still dangerous. My bud is lucky to have survived, and so is Tiger.

TheThingInTheBassAmp

165 points

3 days ago

I grew up here and it was right next to my high school.

That road attracts a lot of people who like to drive reeeeeally fast up or down it.

KillYourUsernames

25 points

3 days ago

People like that do my fucking head in.

cb148

354 points

3 days ago

cb148

354 points

3 days ago

I also live close by and know the area well. He was traveling down Hawthorne, northbound, and was well past the signal at Blackhorse. He had made the soft right turn in that stretch before the second soft right and the first runaway truck ramp. While it is steep, it’s not really that tight of a turn, and being down in the valley wind didn’t play into the crash

HerschelsWalkers

1k points

3 days ago

He meant windy, not windy.

The road winds. Winds blow. Get it?

How much clearer can I be?

jazzieberry

164 points

3 days ago

jazzieberry

164 points

3 days ago

Lol I definitely thought windy like gusty and didn't even think of windy like curvy until this comment.

allothernamestaken

69 points

3 days ago

"Winding" would have been a better choice of word

wav__

33 points

3 days ago

wav__

33 points

3 days ago

That damn English language, back at it again!

JozyAltidore

295 points

3 days ago

The issue isn't you. Its the English language. I knew he meant windy. But the fact that windy(road curves) and windy are spelt the same is fucked

Arsid

106 points

3 days ago

Arsid

106 points

3 days ago

Well no

Use winding instead of windy for roads that wind.

Idk why no one else has said this yet.

PostsDifferentThings

120 points

3 days ago

The issue isn't you. Its the English language.

Example: "The boat over there is their boat, and they're going to take me fishing next week. Your parents should join, you're going to love the trip!"

Imagine hearing and reading this sentence as a non-native speaker. Mind fuck.

WildBizzy

68 points

3 days ago

WildBizzy

68 points

3 days ago

Man language is weird. It took me a while to even realise what could possibly be difficult about that sentence, but now it's obvious

PostsDifferentThings

31 points

3 days ago*

Yeah, that's part of the reason why English is hard for non-native speakers, it's extremely contextual. Add that to a language that uses different words with different meanings but they're pronounced the same way, and you start to understand why people struggle picking it up later in life. Hell, we even have heteronyms to spice things up on top of the homophones.

To native speakers the sentence I wrote isn't confusing at all, but give it to a non-native speaker and watch them struggle. Imagine having to learn this as a second language:

Principal/principle

read/read

live/live

there/they're/their

your/you're

brake/break

cell/sell

cent/scent

carrot/caret

etc.

supergleneagles

35 points

3 days ago

In uni (Liverpool U.K.) we had a Chinese exchange programme. A Chinese student was looking for her friends bag so I shouted “there’s theirs there”

So fucking stupid.

askesejr

13 points

3 days ago

askesejr

13 points

3 days ago

Can you explain? I'm non native speaker and don't see anything hard to understand or weird about that sentence.

MongoLife45

63 points

3 days ago

how much clearer? quite a bit. "it's very downhill and winding", problem solved. There's a reason the song is called "The Long and Winding Road"

stolenlogic

221 points

3 days ago

stolenlogic

221 points

3 days ago

Dude really needs to stay away from driving.

angedelamort

29 points

3 days ago

3rd time since 2009. I tend to agree

sailorjasm

332 points

3 days ago

sailorjasm

332 points

3 days ago

I’m not trying to be cruel but my man Tiger has to give up driving. Driving isn’t for everyone. He can afford chauffeurs 24/7. This isn’t his first auto accident or his 2nd. His insurance rates must be thru the roof.

He might never golf again because of this.

fordprecept

163 points

3 days ago

fordprecept

163 points

3 days ago

When you have a net worth of nearly a billion dollars, high insurance rates aren't much of a deterrent. Two broken legs, on the other hand, might just cause him to re-think his driving habits.

NotReallyMichaelCera

22 points

3 days ago

are you trying to say... he should have used a driver?

Newtosexandmen

3.2k points

3 days ago

Wow, based on the car and the suggestion that he's having multiple surgeries on his legs I doubt he'll ever golf again. Let alone competitively.

ChungusKahn

1.9k points

3 days ago

ChungusKahn

1.9k points

3 days ago

Yeah might end his career since this could exacerbate his existing back pain. He had a good run at it at least for the last couple years.

SekasortoAnarkia

614 points

3 days ago

Didn’t he just have a back surgery not long ago? Like a month or so ago?

Forced__Perspective

859 points

3 days ago

Woods was involved in a car crash in November 2009 which eventually led to admissions of infidelity and the breakdown of his marriage and he took a break from golf.

He returned not long after but following five wins in 2013, Woods started just 24 events in the next four years because of chronic back pain and multiple surgeries.

In 2017 Woods was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence when he was found asleep at the wheel of his car. He later pleaded guilty to reckless driving.

He had five prescription drugs in his system as he recovered from the spinal fusion surgery that ultimately gave him a second golfing career.

“Copy pasta from the beeb”

EMlN3M

951 points

3 days ago

EMlN3M

951 points

3 days ago

How does Justin Bieber know all that?

Turdle_Muffins

147 points

3 days ago

How? My god, man. He knew because he's THE FUCKING BEEB.

Unicorn-Wrangler

84 points

3 days ago

You son of a bitch. You made me laugh as I sat here bummed out scrolling through the comments.

sublliminali

96 points

3 days ago

Wait wasn’t the ‘car crash’ his wife chasing his car with a golf club, making him crash in the driveway because she found out about his infidelity?

fuckamodhole

124 points

3 days ago

Tiger ran into the fire hydrant and knocked himself out right next to his driveway. His wife used a golf club out of the garage to bust a window so she could get him out of the car. The car doors were locked. That's the official story but the tabloid story is that she was chasing him with a golf club and made him wreck.

yunith

33 points

3 days ago

yunith

33 points

3 days ago

Wait I do remember that part of the story! It’s funny how that detail got taken out of public memory.

0mnica

29 points

3 days ago

0mnica

29 points

3 days ago

If your a South Park fan, you'll remember.

soda_cookie

104 points

3 days ago

soda_cookie

104 points

3 days ago

You're right. It was about that recent

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24 points

3 days ago

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24 points

3 days ago

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RelocationWoes

11 points

3 days ago

Is it common for golfers to require multiple back surgeries like this? Is a healthy regimen of stretching/mobility/warmups and just good technique not enough? Seems so surprising to me..

Bluest_waters

12 points

3 days ago

lower back problems are very very common with golfers

Its the torque when you swing, puts tremendous pressure on the lower back

https://ortholinc.com/newsevents/335-common-lower-back-injuries-in-golf

Dr_thri11

399 points

3 days ago

Dr_thri11

399 points

3 days ago

I mean considering people golf in their 90s I'd say if he isn't a paraplegic he'll probably eventually play again, doubt he'll do so at the professional level though.

Mrs-and-Mrs-Atelier

238 points

3 days ago

He might not out of pride. You know the tabloids wouldn’t be kind. “THIS IS ALL THATS LEFT OF THE ONCE GREAT TIGER WOODS!” Yeah, no. I’d probably sooner take up Mario Kart than return to a golf course with damage that potentially unsurpassable.

ammobox

179 points

3 days ago

ammobox

179 points

3 days ago

He could play Mario Golf. It comes out later this year.

Pixel_Taco

20 points

3 days ago

Yah, because Tiger Woods has let the tabloids stop him before...

nrkey4ever

109 points

3 days ago

nrkey4ever

109 points

3 days ago

Nike-sponsored bionic leg replacements. Could be the first professional athlete to compete with them.

NO_TOUCHING__lol

40 points

3 days ago

Cyborg Tiger Woods is not something I was prepared to contemplate today

Stopbeingwhinycunts

55 points

3 days ago

Heh. Cyber Woods.

Asymptote_X

24 points

3 days ago

Damn those are some conclusions.

bonyponyride

352 points

3 days ago

No word yet on how bad he’s injured. I’m sure the paparazzi will have photos of the wreck shortly.

Defacto_Champ

204 points

3 days ago

On CNN currently, they are showing the wreck

ajac423

110 points

3 days ago

ajac423

110 points

3 days ago

CNN is saying moderate to critical

JumpinJehosaphats

324 points

3 days ago

That seems like a ridiculously large range to speculate about

Still_too_soon

571 points

3 days ago

He’s fine and/or clinging to life

Boomdiddy

870 points

3 days ago

Boomdiddy

870 points

3 days ago

Aren’t we all?

thomasclarke21

66 points

3 days ago

My kinda person

bonyponyride

64 points

3 days ago

It’s either a bruised shoulder or his body split in half.

Charles_Whethers

47 points

3 days ago

Medic - "Alright, folks he's been b-"

Bystander - "Bifurcated?! Dear lord, no!"

Medic - "...better, but he'll survive."

hcashew

72 points

3 days ago

hcashew

72 points

3 days ago

Paparazzi? Here in LA, it’s our sheriffs department that takes the pictures. See Kobe

yourbrotherrex

97 points

3 days ago

The best thing for a fresh back surgery is NOT a rollover crash in a big SUV, AFAIK.

CardiacSnuffBox[S]

140 points

3 days ago

Confirmation by LA County Sheriff's Department https://twitter.com/LASDHQ/status/1364295974961573889?s=19

notsingsing

185 points

3 days ago

notsingsing

185 points

3 days ago

Really think he should have hired a driver after the first incident. Hopefully this one is not for the same reason

k8iepot8ie

258 points

3 days ago

k8iepot8ie

258 points

3 days ago

https://twitter.com/LaFontaineCam/status/1364300453148721152?s=19

Sounds like he is currently is surgery. Sending well wishes and hopes for a quick recovery.

sticklebackridge

105 points

3 days ago

I hope he ever recovers, breaking one leg can cause a lifetime of problems, so I can’t imagine how difficult recovering from two will be.

Coneyo

100 points

3 days ago

Coneyo

100 points

3 days ago

Ben Hogan broke both of his legs in a car accident and later won a bunch of majors. Depends on the injuries and the person, of course.

Hiiiii_Kevinnn93

35 points

3 days ago

Definitely. Another example is NASCAR driver Kyle Busch. Suffered a massive compound fracture in his lower right leg and another fracture in his left foot in a crash during the Xfinity series race the day before the 2015 Daytona 500. He was able to recover from the injury by June and ended up winning the NASCAR Cup series that year.

StupidizeMe

68 points

3 days ago

He's already had 5 spinal surgeries including fusion. His SUV is destroyed, so his back and neck will be affected.

Hikeonanon

288 points

3 days ago*

Hikeonanon

288 points

3 days ago*

Shit. REALLY hope it's not another drug/alcohol thing. He just had surgery so I imagine he's jacked up. And he hosted the Genesis at Riviera and drinks flow. Pullin' for the GOAT.

Here's an updated statement from his agent Steinberg.

"Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support."

mega_trex

74 points

3 days ago

mega_trex

74 points

3 days ago

I think a lot of people overestimate their driving ability on prescription drugs because they want to get back to normal ASAP. Apparently he had just recently had back surgery.

But they are also saying a second car may have been involved that he was avoiding when this happened, so we will need to wait and see. Regardless, take the warnings on your medications seriously.

bbjenn

111 points

3 days ago

bbjenn

111 points

3 days ago

Tiger suffered “Moderate to critical injuries” per CNN.

CraigJSmith-Himself

180 points

3 days ago

Treading the fine line between walking out of hospital and death - CNN.

Newtosexandmen

770 points

3 days ago

Bro I literally had a dream that tiger woods died in a car accident two nights ago. I have no idea why, I don't golf and I don't give a shit about him. I think he may have been mentioned in an old weekend update on snl I was watching that night on youtube and got in my subconscious somehow.

bonyponyride

892 points

3 days ago

I can’t believe you’ve done this.

ThatEvanFowler

64 points

3 days ago

These mutants have dangerous abilities. Support the MRA!

heyjunior

79 points

3 days ago

heyjunior

79 points

3 days ago

Imagine that you get one really crazy stroke of luck in your life. Instead of winning the lottery you happened to have a specific dream about Tiger Woods.

JRockPSU

63 points

3 days ago

JRockPSU

63 points

3 days ago

I used up mine 15 years ago when I tossed a crumpled up piece of paper perfectly into a coffee mug all the way from the other side of the room.

Pseuzq

18 points

3 days ago

Pseuzq

18 points

3 days ago

It's like that time when my 8th grade science teacher threw a piece of chalk at me. Threw it back and it landed straight in his coffee!

King_Mierdas

17 points

3 days ago

You monster.

Can you please dream that I win the lottery? Well, dream that I actually play, THEN win.. If it's not too much trouble.

AdmiralAkbar1

104 points

3 days ago

He infamously got a DUI a few years back, so that might be why.

WakingLurker

32 points

3 days ago

The car looks really bad, I hope he’s alright.

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50 points

3 days ago

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50 points

3 days ago

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qdubb

15 points

3 days ago

qdubb

15 points

3 days ago

Trauma to the bones in the legs (depending on where the breaks are) puts you at risk for a lot of life-threatening complications. Bone infections and fat embolisms are the two main scary complications. While it sounds like he's stable for now, he is not quite safe yet. Hope he makes a full recovery.

crackhousebob

41 points

3 days ago

Maybe time for Tiger to use a personal driver. 3rd traffic incident in recent memory. Why do celebrities worth hundreds of millions even bother driving themselves anyway?

WildBizzy

29 points

3 days ago

WildBizzy

29 points

3 days ago

Why do celebrities worth hundreds of millions even bother driving themselves anyway?

Lots of people enjoy driving

EvilSporkOfDeath

16 points

3 days ago

I dont like driving but I do like not being around people constantly.

grandmaWI

13 points

3 days ago

grandmaWI

13 points

3 days ago

Both legs have compound fractures along with a crushed ankle. He no doubt suffered additional injuries as he was just recovering from his 5th back surgery. He is very lucky to be alive. So sad .

KarmelCHAOS

47 points

3 days ago

I used to make that drive every day for work, it's definitely not a safe drive if you're going fast and not paying attention

tweakingforjesus

47 points

3 days ago

I can't believe that MSNBC is showing a helicopter shot of the tow truck driving off with the wreck. WTF do they think is going to happen? This isn't OJ.

Catacomb82

16 points

3 days ago

Crash 2 electric boogaloo

definitely_not_lynn

12 points

3 days ago

I wish him a speedy recovery and hope he can get back to the sport he loves, but if not, at least he's going to survive and get to go home to his loved ones.

Lurker_Dan

60 points

3 days ago

The Genesis GV80 has 10 airbags, including one in the center. I'm guessing that helped keep him stable during the rollover. Could have been much worse.

98farenheit

84 points

3 days ago

I swear to fucking God this was almost how 2020 started

_duncan_idaho_

33 points

3 days ago

With a crash and a Tiger?

CMJHockey

10 points

3 days ago

CMJHockey

10 points

3 days ago

Celebrities and athletes also die in January and February too.

beachhike

120 points

3 days ago

beachhike

120 points

3 days ago

This is not a comment on if Tiger was sober or not, but I'll never understand why people that wealthy choose to drive themselves. Especially where you're hosting an event that would obviously provide a driver for you.

Take a nap, read a magazine, eat a burrito, cut your toenails ffs.

Hope you're ok, Tiger

RespectThyHypnotoad

68 points

3 days ago

Some people just enjoy driving, especially when you can afford the nicest cars.

I enjoy driving too, not always but it can be relaxing (provided you aren't in gridlock traffic).

Now if the choice was everyone has cars that drive themselves and never driving again or stay as is, I'd choose the former. I would miss driving though.