TIGER Woods was on his way to play golf with two NFL stars when he crashed and flipped his car.

The golfer was reportedly running late to meet Drew Brees and Justin Herbert for a lesson.

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The 45-year-old was also going to have a photoshoot with the two quarterbacks, it is believed.

Sources told Fox News that Woods' crew and handler had gone on ahead to get things ready for the shoot and waited two hours before hearing about the crash.

It is not known how or when Brees, who plays for New Orleans Saints, and Los Angeles Chargers star Herbert, were informed.

Woods was conscious and alert when fire crews cut him from the wreckage but he was immediately rushed to hospital.

A Fire Department spokesperson told The Post they used an axe and another hand tool to pry the windshield out and free him. 

He suffered multiple leg injuries and a compound fracture, but these were not considered life-threatening.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's department confirmed that Woods was the driver of a vehicle involved in the roll-over traffic collision shortly before 7.15am on Tuesday.

Police say there was no evidence of impairment, but Woods was driving at a "relatively greater speed than normal".

The crash occurred on a steep and windy part of Hawthorne Boulevard, which runs through the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Woods' vehicle crossed the center divide and rolled several times before coming to a stop about 30 yards off the road, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The vehicle – a Genesis GV80 SUV – sustained "major damage".

Footage from the scene shows the car on its side with the front of the vehicle crushed, and images also reveal the car's airbag was deployed.

Woods was in the Rancho Palos Verdes area of Los Angeles for the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades before the incident happened.

Earlier this week he posed for pictures with stars such as ex-NBA great Dwayne Wade and actor David Spade.

Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, said in a 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."

This is the third time Woods has been involved in a car investigation.

The most notorious was the early morning after Thanksgiving in 2009, when his SUV ran over a fire hydrant and hit a tree.

That was the start of shocking revelations that he had been cheating on his wife, with whom he shares son Charlie Axel, with multiple women.

Woods lost major corporate sponsorship, went to a rehabilitation clinic in Mississippi, and did not return to golf for five months.

In May 2017, Florida police found him asleep behind the wheel of a car parked awkwardly on the side of the road.

He was arrested on a DUI charge and said later he had an unexpected reaction to prescription medicine his back pain.

Woods later pleaded guilty to reckless driving and checked into a clinic to get help with prescription medication and a sleep disorder.

Earlier this week Woods made his first public appearance just days after undergoing back surgery.

He 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."

When asked what he has done golf-wise since undergoing the major surgery, Woods joked "I've lengthened my putter".

"I don't have to bend over as far. I've gone to the same length as my sand wedge."

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