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Raiders offer support to super fan Tiger Woods after serious auto accident in California: ‘Our thoughts are with you’

Golf superstar suffered “multiple leg injuries” in single-car crash on Tuesday morning

Golfer Tiger Woods shakes hands with members of the Black Hole before the Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers NFL game at Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
Tiger Woods at a game in Oakland in 2014
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It is a tough day for this community as famous Raiders’ fan Tiger Woods is undergoing surgery to repair multiple leg injuries suffered in an auto accident in Southern California on Tuesday morning.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Woods was involved in a single-vehicle accident in which the SUV he was driving rolled over. It was initially reported that Woods had to be taken out of the with “jaws of life” equipment, but subsequent reports suggested that only hand tools were used.

The sheriff’s department stated that the “single vehicle roll-over traffic collision” occurred on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, which is southwest of Los Angeles. “The vehicle sustained major damage,” a spokesperson said. Woods was taken to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Currently rehabbing from a back procedure, 45-year-old Woods was in the L.A. area to attend the Genesis Invitational PGA Tour event at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades over the weekend. ESPN reported that he then stayed in town to film outtakes and scenes for GolfTV, a streaming platform with which he has an endorsement deal.

Shortly after news of the accident broke, the Raiders and quarterback Derek Carr expressed heartfelt concern for their famous fan.

Woods, who attended Stanford University and grew up in Southern California as a Raiders’ fan, has a close relationship with the organization. He often goes to games and dons the team’s logo in public, such as at the 2019 U.S. Open.

I’ve seen Woods on the sidelines at multiple Raiders’ games and his presence has always been noted by players, coaches and fans.

On behalf of this community, we wish Tiger a speedy recovery.