Donald Trump and LeBron James lead messages of support for Tiger Woods

‘Get well soon, Tiger. You are a true champion!’ Donald Trump and LeBron James lead messages of support for Tiger Woods as his ex Lindsey Vonn tweets she’s praying for him

Messages of support are pouring in for golf superstar Tiger Woods, who was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday after suffering multiple injuries when his car went off a road and rolled over, requiring the ‘jaws of life’ to extricate him.

Donald Trump, in a statement through a spokesman, said of his one-time golfing buddy: ‘Get well soon, Tiger. You are a true champion!’

‘D**n bro prayers for Tiger Woods,’ tweeted Lost Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.

‘Praying for TW right now,’ wrote Olympic skiing gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, who dated Woods from 2013 to 2015.

‘Praying for my brother @TigerWoods as we all anxiously await more news,’ former baseball star Alex Rodriguez said on Twitter. ‘Thinking of him and his entire family.’

‘I am sick to my stomach,’ fellow PGA Tour golfer Justin Thomas said during a news conference where he called Woods one of his closest friends. ‘I just hope he´s alright.’

The PGA Tour issued a statement from Commissioner Jay Monahan. ‘We have been made aware of Tiger Woods’ car accident today,’ it said. ‘We are awaiting further information when he comes out of surgery. On behalf of the PGA TOUR and our players, Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers.’

Woods, 45, was the sole occupant of the dark gray Genesis sport utility vehicle when it crashed at about 7.12am near the suburban communities of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a written statement.

‘Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support,’ Woods’ agent, Daniel Rapaport, said in a statement given to Golf Digest.

Video images of the scene showed the SUV resting on its side some 30 feet off the roadway, its front end badly damaged and surrounded by debris. The jaws of life refers to tools used to pry open vehicles involved in accidents when a victim may be trapped.

Woods, 45, was the sole occupant of the dark gray Genesis sport utility vehicle when it crashed at about 7.12am near the suburban communities of Rolling Hills Estates

Woods, 45, was the sole occupant of the dark gray Genesis sport utility vehicle when it crashed at about 7.12am near the suburban communities of Rolling Hills Estates

Tiger Woods of the U.S. celebrates on the 18th hole to win the 2019 Masters

Tiger Woods of the U.S. celebrates on the 18th hole to win the 2019 Masters

Woods, considered one of the greatest athletes in the history of his sport, had hosted the PGA tour’s annual Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club over the weekend.

He did not compete, citing ongoing issues with his surgically-repaired back, but was seen at the Rolling Hills Country Club on Monday with actress Jada Pinkett Smith, former basketball star Dwayne Wade and comedian David Spade.

Woods underwent his fifth back surgery in December.

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