“The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods.
“Mr Woods was extricated with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles firefighters and paramedics, then transported to hospital to ambulance for his injuries,” the Sheriff’s Office tweeted on Tuesday.
Woods was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs in 2017, when he was found to have two types of painkillers and two sleep drugs in his system.
In 2009, Woods drover his car into a tree and a fire hydrant outside his home in Florida following a row with his then-wife Elin Nordegren.
His fellow golfers quickly took to Twitter on Tuesday to express their shock at the incident.
British golfer Ian Poulter said: “Thoughts are with @TigerWoods and others involved, wishing a speedy recovery and I hope the injuries are not bad.”
Woods, one of the most successful golfers in history, has won 15 major championships.