Tiger Woods Crash: Cause Of Accident Determined

Police now know what caused Tiger Woods' car crash in February

Cause Of Tiger Woods' Car Crash
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Police now know what caused Tiger Woods' car crash in February

Tiger Woods Crash: Cause Of Accident Determined

The cause of Tiger Woods' recent car crash in California has been determined, police have confirmed.

The black boxes in Woods' vehicle were recovered and analysed, with police saying that all of the information is now known.

However, it will not be released in the public domain without permission from Tiger's team.

Woods has been asked if the information can be released.

“A cause has been determined,” LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.

“We have all the contents of the black box. We’ve got everything completed, signed, sealed and delivered.

"However, we can’t release it without the permission of the people involved in the collision.

“We have reached out to Tiger Woods and his personnel.

“There’s some privacy issues on releasing information on the investigation, so we’re going to ask them if they waive the privacy and then we will be able to do a full release on all the information regarding the accident.”

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Tiger Woods is back home in Florida after the accident in February, which saw him break his leg amonst other serious injuries.

The 15-time Major winner had a rod inserted into his leg as well as screws and pins into his foot and ankle.

Related: Woods rehab to take 1-2 years - Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Police said that Woods was fortunate to have survived the horrific crash.

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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