Golf world reacts to Tiger Woods accident: ‘Sick to my stomach’

Golf world reacts to Tiger Woods accident: ‘Sick to my stomach’

The golf world is expressing concern for Tiger Woods, who had to be removed from his SUV with the jaws of life Tuesday morning following a single-car accident in Los Angeles.

The PGA legend was undergoing surgery to repair multiple leg injuries, according to agent Mark Steinberg.

“I’m sick to my stomach. It hurts to see one of my closest friends in an accident,” Justin Thomas said Tuesday while preparing for the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession in Bradenton, Florida. “Man, I just hope he’s all right. I just worry for his kids. I’m sure they’re struggling.”

Jack Nicklaus wrote on Twitter: “Barbara and I just heard about Tiger’s accident, and like everyone else, we are deeply concerned. We want to offer him our heartfelt support and prayers at this difficult time. Please join us in wishing Tiger a successful surgery and all the best for a full recovery.”

Cameron Champ said he saw the images of Woods’ flipped car as he was coming off the course.

“You have to be pulled out with the jaws of life it’s definitely not good circumstances,” Champ said. “Hopefully, everything goes well with that and he can make a full recovery.”

Ian Poulter also tweeted his support for the 15-time major winner.

“Thoughts are with @TigerWoods and others involved,“ Poulter wrote. “Wishing a speedy recovery and I hope the injuries are not bad.”

Justin Thomas said he was "sick to his stomach" after hearing about Tiger Woods crash
Justin Thomas said he was “sick to his stomach” after hearing about Tiger Woods crash
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PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan released a statement Tuesday supporting Woods and saying he’s “awaiting further information” when the star comes out of surgery.

“On behalf of the PGA Tour and our players,” Monahan said, “Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers.”

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