Post by KY Crusader 75 on Feb 23, 2021 14:42:52 GMT -5
Tiger Woods was in a major car accident and had to be extricated from the wreck with the "jaws of life". I've heard no report of specific injuries. Stay tuned and pray that he and others involved were not badly harmed.
Post by Pakachoag Phreek on Feb 23, 2021 16:09:25 GMT -5
The car went off the road and down an embankment. The front of the SUV was pushed into the dashboard, so it appears either he hit something before going off the road, or flew off the road and landed hood first on impact. He is in surgery for multiple leg fractures. He is still recovering from recent back surgery.
Post by Pakachoag Phreek on Feb 23, 2021 18:37:25 GMT -5
He was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed, crossed a median, took down a sign, entered southbound lanes, went off the southbound lanes and into an area of trees and brush, snapping an eight inch diameter tree, before finally coming to a stop. From the median to resting point was a hundred yards or more; there were no skid marks or indication of braking. The passenger compartment was pretty much intact, a tribute to car design (2021 SUV model); the front end was destroyed with the front axle and engine pushed rearward.
Post by Non Alum Dave on Feb 24, 2021 11:50:27 GMT -5
Hope Tiger comes out of it ok; sounds like he was very lucky.
Don't know if anyone else feels this way, but I was a little surprised at the non stop coverage of the accident all afternoon (had the tv on in the background while working). It seemed to be on a par (no pun intended) with the terrible Kobe Bryant accident...but that involved multiple fatalities. Not condemning it; it just caught me by surprise a little bit.
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Feb 24, 2021 12:16:09 GMT -5
You shouldn't be surprised as the networks know that Americans are obsessed with celebrities and Tiger Woods is one of the biggest. Millions of people in the US will tune in to watch self-manufactured celebrities like the Kardashian family members go shopping or out to dinner.
I hope Tiger has a full recovery in the shortest possible time
Look for him on the senior circuit with his followers trailing him there.
Americans love a comeback and given the demographics of golf fans, many still think of him as the kid who won the Masters by a dozen strokes. Even many of those who have soured on him (with good reason given his personal life) will likely find a reason to cheer for him if he makes it back from this.
My sense of the Senior Tour is that there’s less security and more fan interaction. Old Tiger wouldn’t like that. Maybe the accident will change his perspective. With Tiger, they’d definitely have a lot more fans at the Senior Tour events than they do today. Hope he recovers fully. Long road ahead.