France, Feb. 24 -- Golf superstar Tiger Woods underwent surgery on leg injuries on Tuesday night after firefighters and paramedics pulled him from the wreckage of his car in Los Angeles.

Woods, 45, was alone in hissport utility vehicle when it crashed near the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, the Los Angeles county sheriff's department said in a statement.

Woods, considered one of his sport's greatest players, had hosted the Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club over the weekend.

He did not compete in the tournament due to injury.

Woods was involved in a car crash in November 2009 which eventually led to him admitting a string of extra-marital liaisons. His wife filed for divorce and he took a break from golf....