Fire crews had to use the jaws of life to get Woods from the vehicle after it rolled over.
Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the highs and lows of the 15-time major winner and former world number one.
1. First major win
Playing his first major as a professional and paired with defending champion Nick Faldo in the 1997 Masters, Woods covered the front nine in the first round in 40, but stormed home in 30 and then added rounds of 66, 65 and 69 to set a tournament record of 18 under par and win by 12 shots from Tom Kite. Two months later Woods became world number one for the first time and went on to spend a record 683 weeks at the top of the rankings, including a record 281 in succession.
2. The “Tiger Slam”
Woods almost ran out of balls during his delayed second round of the 2000 US Open at Pebble Beach after practising his putting the night before and leaving three balls in his hotel room. Thankfully he found the 18th fairway at the second attempt with his last remaining ball and stormed to a record 15-shot victory. A month later he carded four rounds in the 60s to win the Open Championship at St Andrews by eight shots and become the youngest player to complete a career grand slam. In August Woods successfully defended his US PGA Championship title following a play-off with Bob May at Valhalla and the following April a second Masters victory made him the only player to hold all four major titles at the same time.
3. 2008 US Open
Woods was in great form in 2008, winning his opening four events of the season, but the US Open was his first event since undergoing knee surgery after finishing runner-up in the Masters. He still managed to hold a one-shot lead heading into the final round but had to birdie the 18th to force a play-off with Rocco Mediate and then repeated the feat the following day before securing the title on the first sudden-death hole. It later emerged that Woods had been coping with a double stress fracture and knee injury which prompted season-ending surgery.
4. 2019 Masters
After years of injury problems Woods told Jack Nicklaus “I’m done” during the Champions Dinner ahead of the 2017 Masters, but then flew straight to London to see the consultant who recommended he undergo what proved to be career-saving spinal fusion surgery. Two years later and 3,954 days since that US Open victory over Mediate, Woods held his nerve on a chaotic final day at Augusta National to win his 15th major title and fifth green jacket in the 83rd Masters.