Video emerges of moments before Tiger Woods' shocking crash

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·3-min read
Tiger Woods, pictured here driving moments before his crash.
Video has emerged of Tiger Woods driving moments before his crash. Image: TMZ/Getty

Video has emerged of Tiger Woods driving just moments before the shocking crash that put him in hospital.

The golf legend suffered serious leg injuries in the single-vehicle crash in Los Angeles last week.

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TMZ has since published surveillance footage of Woods driving along Hawthorne Boulevard, minutes before the crash.

The footage shows Tiger's Genesis GV80 SUV travelling uphill at 7:05am, just seven minutes before police received the emergency call about his crash.

Tiger doesn't appear to be driving overly fast in the video.

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A post from the golfer's Twitter account said the 45-year-old "received follow-up procedures" on his injuries at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre on Friday morning.

"The procedures were successful, and he is now recovering and in good spirits," the tweet signed TGR added.

Open fractures to the 45-year-old's tibia and fibula and further injuries to his foot and ankle were stabilised during surgery with the insertion of a rod, screws and pins.

Workers, pictured here moving Tiger Woods' vehicle after his shocking crash.
Workers move Tiger Woods' vehicle after his shocking crash. (Mark J. Terrill for For The Times)

The severity of the injuries, coupled with the fact that he was already sidelined following a fifth back operation, leaves the prospects of the 15-time major winner being able to return to action hanging in the balance.

Police said Woods survived "what would otherwise have been a fatal crash" on Tuesday morning because the interior of his vehicle remained largely intact.

On Monday Tiger expressed his gratitude over a touching gesture from his colleagues.

Several golf stars - including Australia's Jason Day - took to the course at the World Golf Championship event in Florida on Sunday emulating the wardrobe of Woods.

Wearing a red shirt and black pants, the players honoured the golf great by wearing his signature outfit that he dons on the final day of tournaments.

Australia's former world No.1 Day was among those wearing the colours at The Concession Golf Club.

Other high-profile players to do the same were Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Tony Finau and Patrick Reed.

"Obviously just paying respect to Tiger," Day said when asked about the gesture.

"Obviously we hope for the best in wishing him a very quick recovery, just to know that we're thinking about him."

Tiger said his fellow competitors and fans were aiding in his recovery.

"It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the tv and saw all the red shirts," Woods tweeted.

"To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time."

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