Mike Tyson tells Tiger Woods to 'fight like the champion you are' as tributes flood in after golf legend's horror crash

MIKE TYSON told Tiger Woods to 'fight like the champion you are' as tributes flood in after the golf icon's horror crash.

Woods, 45, had to be lifted from his car after the vehicle rolled over on Tuesday in Los Angeles, California.

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The American star suffered multiple leg injuries and is currently undergoing surgery, Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg revealed after the crash.

Woods received plenty of well wishes including from fellow sports legend Tyson, the former two-time heavyweight world champion.

Tyson, 54, tweeted: "Fight @tigerwoods like the champion you are for your kids and the world. Love and prayers."

After hearing the news, Donald Trump adviser Jason Miller revealed the ex-president made the following statement: "Get well soon, Tiger. You are a true champion!"

Alex Rodriguez, a former American baseball player also known as A-Rod, took to Twitter after news broke about Woods' accident.

He tweeted: "Praying for my brother @TigerWoods as we all anxiously await more news. Thinking of him and his entire family."

Speaking just minutes before a press conference, golfer Justin Thomas said he was 'sick to his stomach' after learning about the crash.

Thomas told reporters: "It hurts to see one of my closest friends get in an accident and I just hope he's alright.

"I'm just worried for his kids, you know. I'm sure they're struggling."

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed that Woods was the driver of a vehicle involved in a roll-over traffic collision just after 7am local time.

Footage from the scene showed a Bentley on its side with the front of the vehicle crushed.

Woods was in the area for the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades before the incident happened.

Earlier this week, David Spade posed for a photo with Woods during a golf lesson.

He also made his first public appearance just days ago after undergoing back surgery.

Woods provided an update about his condition with CBS during the final round of the Genesis Invitational.

"I'm feeling fine, little bit stiff," Woods said. "Have one more MRI scheduled to see if the annulus has scarred over finally, and then I can start doing more activities.

"Still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab, the little things before you can start gravitating towards something a little more."


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