How authorities rescued him from crash
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Gonzalez said he was the first officer on the scene Tuesday morning, directed by a local resident to the wrecked SUV in the brush off the side of the road.
Gonzalez found one occupant in the car, trapped behind the wheel. He asked the man for his name. “Tiger,” the driver replied.
“And at that moment, I immediately recognized him,” Gonzalez said.
Tiger Woods, of course, is the most decorated golfer of his generation, the winner of 82 PGA Tour events and 15 major championships since 1996. On Tuesday, he suffered serious injuries in a one-car crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, an upscale neighborhood south of downtown Los Angeles.
Woods was “awake, responsive and recovering” after he underwent emergency surgery Tuesday to repair…