Golf star Tiger Woods had one of his front teeth knocked out in a freak accident while he was watching his skier girlfriend Lindsey Vonn pick up her latest trophy.

The sporting icon was on the slopes in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy on Monday (19Jan15) to see his partner secure her latest ski race win, but he was caught up in a crush in front of the awards podium.

Woods' agent has revealed the golfer was accidentally hit in the face with a video camera, and subsequent pictures show him missing a tooth at the front of his mouth.

His agent Mark Steinberg tells the Associated Press, "During a crush... at the awards' podium, a media member with a shoulder-mounted video camera pushed and surged towards the stage, turned and hit Tiger Woods in the mouth. Woods' tooth was knocked out by the incident."