"Excessive Speed" The Cause Of Tiger Woods' Car Crash

The 15-time Major winner's car accident was caused by speeding, it has been revealed

Cause Of Tiger Woods' Car Crash
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The 15-time Major winner's car accident was caused by speeding, it has been revealed

"Excessive Speed" The Cause Of Tiger Woods' Car Crash

Tiger Woods was driving at nearly twice the speed limit prior to his February car crash in LA, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.

"Excessive speed" was the primary cause of his accident, with police saying that Woods was driving too fast for the bend of the road.

His car hit a tree at 75mph according to the police after travelling at speeds of up to 87mph in a 45mph zone.

The findings come after the black box from his vehicle was analysed.

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Woods was driving at an unsafe speed for the road conditions and was unable to negotiate the curve of the road, it has been revealed.

The 15-time Major winner did not brake, with police guessing that he may have pressed the accelerator instead of the brake pedal amidst panic.

The cause of the incident was revealed last week, with Woods giving the police permission to release their findings.

“There was no evidence of intoxication or impairment," police said.

“No citation was issued and there were no independent witnesses.

LA County Sheriffs released an image of the scene

“He has no recollection of the incident,” a police officer said.

“He was dazed and confused, being in a state of shock.”

Woods responded on Twitter after the police released the findings;

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Tiger Woods was recently visited by a number of his fellow tour pros including Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler.

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The American is currently back home in Florida recovering, with his rehab set to take 1-2 years after the accident.

He had to have a rod inserted into his leg as well as screws and pins in his ankle.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

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