One of the sports icons of the 2000s, Tiger Woods, crashed his car in a single-car crash and was in critical condition as the country rallied around him during his fight against death. Woods crashed his car alone in the Los Angeles area and was left fighting for his life at Harbor UCLA hospital. The world rallied around Tiger in his fight, including a large portion of the golf community. While watching the Workday Championship the day after his crash, red shirts and black pants, Tiger’s iconic outfit, were worn as tribute by many golfers.
“It was awesome to see all of the golfers rally around Tiger in a time like that. A lot of those guys grew up watching Tiger and he is their inspiration so it was nice to see them support him like that,” senior Cooper Ward said.
Some fans were distraught about Tiger’s crash. Many golf fans grew up watching Tiger’s streak of dominance over the sport.
“I was heartbroken to see one of the icons of a sport for over a decade fending for his life. Tiger was so dominant for so many years, and it is hard to see him in this condition,” sophomore Jace Rees said.
Tiger Woods was found to have prescription drugs, such as Ambien, in his system at the time of the crash.
“I don’t think Tiger’s addiction should draw attention away from the fact that he almost died because he obviously doesn’t deserve anything like that,” junior Kellyn Rogers said.
His crash took place February 23rd, and he has since been released from the hospital after being treated for numerous injuries and is in good condition.