Sunday, February 28

Tiger Woods car crash: Sport stars express shock after hearing of golfer’s serious accident


Justin Thomas: “I’m sick to my stomach. You know, it hurts to see one of my closest friends get in an accident. Man, I just hope he’s all right. Just worry for his kids, you know. I’m sure they’re struggling.”

By Keith Jackson

Last Updated: 23/02/21 11:38pm








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World No 3 Justin Thomas says he is ‘sick to his stomach’ after hearing the news of Tiger Woods’ car accident

World No 3 Justin Thomas says he is ‘sick to his stomach’ after hearing the news of Tiger Woods’ car accident

Justin Thomas expressed his concern for both Tiger Woods and his children as news of Woods’ serious car crash in California dominated the build-up to this week’s WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession.

Thomas was clearly shaken when asked for his reaction to the breaking story from California, where Woods was rushed to hospital having suffered “multiple leg injuries” in a single-vehicle accident in which his car rolled over.

Social media was packed with well-wishers from sport and showbusiness, while Thomas was in his pre-tournament press conference in Sarasota, Florida when he gave his view.

Tiger Woods injured in serious car crash in California

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Aerial footage of Woods’ accident shows a car on its side with the front end heavily damaged, airbags appeared to be deployed and the wreckage appeared to be just off the side of a road on a hillside.

Aerial footage of Woods’ accident shows a car on its side with the front end heavily damaged, airbags appeared to be deployed and the wreckage appeared to be just off the side of a road on a hillside.

“I’m sick to my stomach,” said the world No 3. “You know, it hurts to see one of my closest friends get in an accident. Man, I just hope he’s all right. Just worry for his kids, you know. I’m sure they’re struggling.”

Adam Scott, a long-time friend and rival of Woods, added: “It’s sickening. He’s our hero out here… I just hope he’s all right.”

Xander Schauffele said: “My putting coach called me and told me. The volunteer who gave me a ride showed me a picture of it, and I read they used the jaws of life. The mood has been very quiet, I’d say.

“Everyone I’ve talked to has been in a strange mood due to the news. I was talking to my caddie about the impact he’s had on the game of golf. It’s not good for us, not good for the game of golf. All we can do is hope that he’s fine and has a speedy recovery.”

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Manahan issued a statement which read: “We have been made aware of Tiger Woods’ car accident today. We are awaiting further information when he comes out of surgery. On behalf of the PGA Tour and our players, Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers.”

Augusta National chairman, Fred Ridley, said: “Tiger 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.”

Tweets from a variety of stars from all sports continued to roll in, with Ian Poulter among the first to offer his well-wishes:

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