Renowned golf player Tiger Woods is in surgery after suffering “multiple leg injuries” in a car crash in Los Angeles, California.

The LA County Sheriff’s Department said that it “responded to a single-vehicle rollover” accident in which the “vehicle sustained major damage”.

American Woods, 45, had to be “extricated from the wreck” by firefighters and paramedics.

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg said: “He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”

Los Angeles County Sheriffs confirmed that golf pro Tiger Woods has been hospitalized following a single-car rollover crash on Tuesday morning. Woods was removed using the “jaws of life” and the car sustained “major damage,” according to the statement. There were no other people or cars involved in the crash, according to department officials.