The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department announced that golf legend Tiger Woods was involved in a serious car accident and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
It was stated that Tiger Woods, who was alone in his car in the morning accident in Los Angelas, turned his car upside down. The famous golfer, who was taken out of the vehicle by the first aid workers, was taken to the hospital with injuries. His manager, Mark Steinberg, announced that Tiger Woods is currently undergoing surgery. It is reported that Woods injured his legs.
After the serious accident, it was learned that the legendary athlete was removed from the vehicle with the help of a cutting tool.
TIGER WOODS KİMDİR?
Eldrick (Tiger) Woods, now in his 30s, has built a finger-biting career since he switched to professional golf in the summer of 1996.
Woods won more than 65 tournaments, including over 45 PGA Tours, the 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005 Masters, 1999 and 2000 PGA Championships, 2000 and 2002 US Open, 2000 and 2005 British Open.
Woods became the first to hold 4 major professional trophies at the same time, with his 2nd Masters in 2001. Tiger Woods, who has more victories than anyone else in the PGA Tour, is also the highest winning player of all time on the money list.
Tiger, who won 11 tournaments, including 9 PGA Tours in 2000, also won the World Cup with Team America along with David Duval. Woods also improved the prize money record, which he broke in 1999 with 6,616,585 US dollars, with 9,188,321 US dollars.
While Tiger raised his total prize money to 55,770,760 US dollars in 2005 in PGA, the money he earned worldwide was 68,151,294 US dollars.
His 9 PGA Tour victories in 2000 were the biggest success since Sam Snead’s 11 victories in 1950, and in 1999 he scored 8 PGA Tour victories, earning US $ 7,681,625.
One of Tiger’s most important achievements came in 2000. Tiger won three major tournaments the same year, tying the record of legendary golf player Ben Hogan in 1953. Hogan won the Masters, the US Open, and the British Open that same year. Tiger also managed to equalize Denny Shute’s record in 1936-37 by winning the PGA Championship one after another.
Tiger won the British Open and became the youngest player to collect the Grand Slams, and in total, he was the 5th to achieve this success after Hogan, Gene Sarazen, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus.
Tiger was also the youngest Masters champion ever. When he got 3 months and 14 days from the age of 21, this young man raised his Masters trophy in the air.
The US Open and Masters victories also came with record margins. Woods reached the trophies with a difference of 15 and 12 shots and broke the 138-year records. In 1862 Old Tim Morris had made a 13-shot lead as he triumphed at the British Open.
Before Tiger, Horton Smith was the best start to PGA. Smith had 8 PGA victories in 1929 at the age of 21, and 15 career victories in 1931 at the age of 23. Woods scored 11 victories, 8 of which were PGA in 1999, demonstrating that he was on track to become a legend at the age of 23. Woods, who was constantly compared to Nicklaus, managed to overcome this as well. Nicklaus won 12 PGAs, 17 trophies in total, at the age of 24 in 1964 and had been playing professional golf for 3 years.
Woods’ 6 professional big trophy victories and 3 US Amateur cups made him a total of 9 big cup winners at the age of 25. This meant that he won 3 more trophies than Nicklaus when he was the same age. Nicklaus had 4 professional big cups and 2 USA Amateur cups.
Woods also holds the most striking amateur statistics in golf history. Winning 6 USGA national cups, Woods also became an NCAA title holder. And he hadn’t yet been professional in doing these. Woods became pro on 27 August 1996 and has won the USA Amateur cup 3 times in a row and finished the record 18 consecutive games.
Winning the US Junior Championship at the age of 15 in 1991, the youngest player to achieve this success, Woods became the youngest golfer in history, winning the US Amateur at the age of 18 in 1994.
Tiger’s mother, Kultida, of Thailand origin, is the son of a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Earl Woods. Tiger Woods is nicknamed Tiger because his father’s friend Vuong Dang Phong, a Vietnamese soldier.
Born on December 30, Tiger grew up in Cypress, California, south east of Los Angeles. When he was 6 months old, watching his father kick with the golf club for hours, Woods attended the Mike Douglas Show when he was only 2 years old and hit with Bob Hope. Tiger, who started to make amazing shots at the age of 3, found a place in Golf Digest magazine at the age of 5. Tiger Optimist won the International Juniors 6 times at the age of 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
Woods played at the professional tournament Nissan Los Angeles Open for the first time at the age of 16 in 1992, and 3 more PGA Tour tournaments.
Tiger, who entered Stanford, one of the famous and very successful universities of America in 1994, won 10 tournaments during his university life. Winning the Western Amateur in 1994, Woods represented the American Team at the World Amateur Championship and played in the Walker Cup in Wales in 1995.
In 1995, he played in Woods Masters and the British Open, who played their first major trophies, but was unable to participate in the US Open due to an injury. Playing in two big tournaments in 1996, Woods showed how important he became a golf player with his performance in every tournament.
Woods was named Golf Digest “Player of the Year” in 1991 and 1992. In 1992 and 1993, he was awarded the Golf “World Player of the Year” award. Woods received the “Amateur Player of the Year” award in 1992, and was named “World Golf Man of the Year” in 1994. In 1996, Woods received the “Fred Haskins and Jack Nicklaus College Player of the Year” awards.
Woods won the US Amateur award for the third consecutive year, and soon played his first professional tournament at the Greater Milwaukee Open. With only 7 tournaments left in the season, Woods, who should have entered the top 125 in the prize money list and received a PGA game card, of course, succeeded.
Winner of 2 tournaments and top 30 Woods qualified for the Champions Tour. In total, it took 25th place with 790,594 USD and 940,420 USD worldwide.
He won 4 PGA trophies with Woods Masters, who won the Mercedes Championship, which opened the season in 1997, and earned the Arnold Palmer Award with a then-record $ 2,066,833, and a total of 2,440,831 US in 25 tournaments worldwide won the dollar.
Woods, who managed to become the world’s number 1 in the fastest way ever, settled on the world’s top on June 15, 1997, exactly 24 weeks after becoming a professional. Woods thus became the youngest # 1 ever when he turned 24 weeks from the age of 21. Bernhard Langer, who took 31 weeks at the age of 29, was the youngest name to achieve this success before Woods.
Leaving a brilliant year behind in 98, Woods made a mess with a magnificent performance in 99. Having raised several trophies including the PGA Championship, Woods earned $ 6,616,585 and outscored $ 2,974,679 against his closest rival and close friend David Duval. Brief explanation of this success; It was that Woods received 52% of all prize money distributed.
Woods continued to bring the trophies to his museum in 99 and 2000 and 02, earning US $ 6,912,625 in PGA and $ 8,417,188 worldwide in 2002, becoming the top earner in 4 consecutive years.
CNN’s world-famous sports magazine Sports Illustrated Woods was named “the Year of the Year” in 1996 and 2000. Sport Choosing the man “, the French L’Equipe awarded Woods the” Champion of Champions “honor in 2000. The world’s most respected news Associated Press, one of his agencies, honored Woods as the “Sportsman of the Year” in 1997. 1999 and 2000.
Tiger Woods and basketball legend Michael Jordan were the first to win this award three times. World’s most respected in 2000 news Woods was named “Sports Man of the Year” by another agency, Reuters, and in 1997, he was awarded “Male Athlete of the Year” by the leading American sports channel ESPN. Woods also made a series from the Laureus Sports Awards and won this prestigious award in 1999 and 2000 and was named “Sports Man of the Year”.
Woods, who received the “Athlete of the Year” awards from the PGA Tour in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003, managed to become the living “legend” of golf before turning 30.