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Tiger Woods crash and aftermath: A timeline of events

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tiger Woods was involved in a dangerous crash February 23, 2021 resulting in serious surgery on his right leg with a long extensive road to recovery.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday the cause of the crash was speeding.

Woods was reportedly going 87 m.p.h. in a 45 m.p.h. zone.

“Estimated speeds at the first area of impact were 84 to 87 mph, and the final estimated speed when the vehicle struck the tree was 75 mph,” the Sheriff said.

Action News Jax medical expert Dr. Michelle Aquino weighed in on the extent of Woods’ injuries and answers the question if he could ever play again in the video below.

You can read more on our interview with Dr. Aquino here.

Action News Jax Reporter Dani Bozzini spoke to local golfers the day Woods crashed, one said “I’ve seen him three or four times in person in tournaments. He such a great player, and he had attracts such crowds and what have you. But yeah, I’m absolutely shocked.”

For more on local golfers’ reactions to Tiger Woods’ crash, click here.

Action News Jax anchor John Bachman spoke with professional golfer, Len Mattiace about Woods’ influence on golf. You can watch that interview below:

Woods’ crash was just weeks before The PLAYERS Championship here in Ponte Vedra Beach.

There was already speculation whether Woods was going to participate or not.

After his crash, there was no speculation whether he would be in Ponte Vedra Beach at the beginning of March.

Action Sports Jax looked at Woods’ future in golf, and his legacy and impact he has had on the sport for decades.

Hundreds of celebrities and athletes wished Woods a speedy recovery on social media, including O.J. Simpson, Cher, and Jack Nicklaus.

Click here for more post from celebrities supporting Woods.


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Bailey Husker

Bailey Husker, Action News Jax

Bailey Husker is a digital content producer and assignment editor for Action News Jax.