Golf legend Tiger Woods is “awake and responsive” following surgery on serious leg injuries suffered in a car crash in Los Angeles, California, USA yesterday.
The 15-time golf major champion, 45, had to be “extricated from the wreck” by firefighters and paramedics.
The American suffered “open fractures affecting the tibia and fibula bones” in his lower right leg “stabilised by inserting a rod into the tibia”.
Injuries to his foot and ankle have been stabilised with screws and pins.
Tiger Woods car crash: Golfing great ‘awake and responsive’ following surgery (BBC)
Outside Portrush, County Antrim.
Bookmaker Paddy Power writes:
We have marked the arrival of Tiger Woods to Ireland for The Open at Royal Portrush with a cheeky reminder of how far he’s come, 10 years on from the worst drive of his life… after he hit rock bottom when an unsuspecting fire hydrant proved no match for his black Cadillac Escalade back in 2009.
…The initial billboard (top), which is the equivalent in size to a double decker bus, features a SUV shaped hole ripped through it.
While the second has a 3 tonne Cadillac Escalade plunged into it.
Pics: Karen Morgan
(Thanks to ManAboutCouch)
From this year’s Ryder Cup.
Best golf photo ever (there are five others, apparently).