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Tiger Woods titles: what championships has he won?

Golfer Tiger Woods was hospitalized on Tuesday after being involved in a single-vehicle accident in Los Angeles, police said.

Tiger Woods titles: what championships has he won?
JUSTIN LANE EFE

Golfer Tiger Woods was hospitalized on Tuesday after being involved in a single-vehicle accident in Los Angeles, police said.

The vehicle sustained major damage and Woods was extricated from the wreck with the "jaws of life" by firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

Police responded to a roll-over traffic collision at approximately 7:12 a.m. local time and said a traffic investigation was being conducted, the department said.

The 45-year-old American had hosted the annual Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club over the weekend but did not compete due to ongoing issues with his surgically-repaired back.

Distinguished career

The 45-year-old Tiger Woods is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time and one of the most famous athletes of all time. He will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021.

The Californian born golfer has won 15 major Championships in a glittering career since he burst onto the scene as a 20-year-old professional in 1996. It was at the Augusta Masters in 1997 where he made his breakthrough as a household name with a 12 stroke win over fellow American Tom Kite.

The Orange County native would go onto win a further four US Masters with the last victory coming back in 2019, his first and only major in the decade. 

Three British and US Opens along with four PGA Championships are the other major titles won by the 11 times PGA Player of the Year.

FILE PHOTO: American Tiger Woods receives the traditional green jacket from former champion Vijay Singh of Fiji after winning the Masters at the Augusta National Golf ClubFILE PHOTO: ON THIS DAY -- April 8 April 8, 2001 GOLF - American Tiger Woods receives the traditional green jacket from former champion Vijay Singh of Fiji after winning the Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Tributes for Tiger

Fellow athletes and other notable figures reacted with concern after Tiger Woods, the 15-time major golf champion, was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday with multiple leg injuries from a car crash.

Retired golfer Jack Nicklaus

"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."

Retired skier Lindsay Vonn 

"Praying for TW right now"

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