Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and former US Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump were among the many athletes and notable figures to express concern after Tiger Woods, the winner of 15 major golf championships, was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday with multiple leg injuries from a car crash.
Retired golfing great Jack Nicklaus:
"Barbara and I just heard about Tiger's accident, and like everyone else, we are deeply concerned. We want to offer him our heartfelt support and prayers at this difficult time. Please join us in wishing Tiger a successful surgery and all the best for a full recovery."
Fellow PGA Tour Golfer Justin Thomas
"I am sick to my stomach. It hurts to see one of your ... closest friends get in an accident and I just hope he's alright. Just worried for his kids. I'm sure they are struggling."
Fellow PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson
"We are all pulling for you, Tiger. We are so sorry that you and your family are going through this tough time. Everyone hopes and prays for your full and speedy recovery."
Retired US Olympic skier and former Woods Girlfriend Lindsey Vonn
"Praying for TW right now."
Retired Los Angeles Lakers guard Magic Johnson
"Everyone send your prayers out to Tiger Woods! He was just in a bad car accident. Let us all pray for his speedy recovery."
American tennis great Serena Williams
"Love you big brother ... but We will get through this @TigerWoods."
PGA Tour statement
"We have been made aware of Tiger Woods' car accident today. 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."
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith
"Prayers up for the GOAT @TigerWoods who was in an accident this morning. Was just with him yesterday. Don't take not even a MOMENT for granted! I know you're good because your Tiger within is a beast!!!"
Former US President Barack Obama
"Sending my prayers to @TigerWoods and his family tonight - here's to a speedy recovery for the GOAT of golf. If we've learned anything over the years, it's to never count Tiger out."
Former US President Donald Trump
"Get well soon, Tiger. You are a true champion!"