Tiger Woods is in surgery after suffering "multiple leg injuries" in a car crash in Los Angeles, California.

Tiger Woods has been taken to hospital with leg injuries after a car crash in which his vehicle suffered “major damage”.

According to US media, the Los Angeles county sheriff’s department said it responded to a “single-vehicle roll-over collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes” around 7am local time on Tuesday. TV footage of what is believed to be the crash site in suburban Los Angeles showed a car with damage to its front end just off the road on a hillside.

Firefighters and paramedics freed the golfer from the wreckage using the “jaws of life” and he was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center by ambulance, where he is in “serious” condition and is being treated for his injuries, authorities said. Woods was the only person involved in the accident.