Golfer Tiger Woods was injured in a major single-car crash on Feb. 23 in Los Angeles.

  • Woods sustained “non-life-threatening injuries” and suffered “compound fractures,” according to CNN, but is now recuperating.

Here are the latest updates from the incident.

Tiger Woods crash cause has been revealed

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that Tiger Woods was driving 83 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone at the time of his horrific crash that left him hospitalized, according to CNBC.

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the crash happened because Woods was not driving in a safe manner, CNBC reports.
  • There was no evidence that Woods was intoxicated or impaired at the time of the crash.

Tiger Woods responded to the news:

Investigators to review black box of Tiger Woods’ car for new details

Sheriff’s Deputy John Schloegl told USA Today that this is not a criminal investigation. But the review is due diligence.

  • “If somebody is involved in a traffic collision, we’ve got to reconstruct the traffic collision, if there was any reckless driving, if somebody was on their cellphone or something like that,” Schloegl said. “We determine if there was a crime. If there was no crime, we close out the case, and it was a regular traffic collision.”

Woods is going to a new hospital

Woods has been transferred to a new hospital in Los Angeles after his major car accident earlier this week, according to a statement.

Woods will transfer to the hospital for “continuing orthopedic care and recovery,” the hospital said.

Dr. Anish Mahajan, the chief medical officer and interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, told CNN that Woods has been moved.

  • “On behalf of our staff, it was an honor to provide orthopedic trauma care to one of our generation’s greatest athletes,” he said.

Golf star Rory McIlroy responds to Woods’ accident

Four-time major golf tournament winner Rory McIlroy recently responded to the tragic car accident of Tiger Woods.

Mcllroy responded to questions about whether Woods would ever play golf again, saying that Woods is lucky to be alive, according to CNN.

  • “He’s not Superman. ... He’s a human being at the end of the day,” he told CNN. “And he’s already been through so much.
  • “At this stage I think everyone should just be grateful that he’s here, that he’s alive, that his kids haven’t lost their dad. That’s the most important thing. Golf is so far from the equation right now, it’s not even on the map at this point.”

Woods unaware of extent of injures after crash, deputy says

Carlos Gonzalez, a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, told NBC News’ “Today” show that Woods was unaware of what happened to him during the car crash this week.

  • “Mr. Woods seemed calm,” Gonzalez said. ”I don’t think he was aware of how gravely he was injured at the time. It could be a mixture of adrenaline. It could have been shock. … I don’t know if he had time to fully assess his injuries.” 
  • “I ask him, ‘Can you tell me your first name?’ He looked at me and said, ‘Tiger.’ It took me a half-second, but I saw his face and I thought, ‘Oh, yeah, you’re Tiger Woods.’”

Fox News reports that Woods was “calm” after the crash but didn’t know the extent of his injuries.

Per Fox News, Gonzalez said Woods didn’t seem to be overly stressed about the crash so he waited for the fire department to come and save him.

Woods faces a tough road to recovery, doctor says

NBC News senior medical correspondent Dr. John Torres told the “Today” show on Wednesday morning that Woods faces a tough road to recovery.

  • He said Woods might have trouble with his mobility moving forward due to the substantial injuries to his legs.
  • “He truly might not get back that mobility he had before, which could affect the way he plays,” Torres said.

Woods ‘awake, responsive and recovering’

A statement released Tuesday night on Woods’ official Twitter account said the golfer is “currently awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room.” Woods underwent a “long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle.”

The statement quoted Dr. Anish Mahajan, chief medical officer and interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, who said Woods “suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery.”

According to Mahajan, Woods shattered the tibia and fibula bones of his lower right leg in multiple locations. Those injuries were stabilized with a rod in the tibia. Additional injuries to the bones in the foot and ankle required screws and pins.

How the Woods crash unfolded

An official with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said Woods’ vehicle crossed the center of a roadway before the crash Tuesday, per CNN.

  • “It’s kind of a downhill grade, and there are some winding turns, as well,” Capt. James Powers said, according to CNN. “It crossed the center median and went up the curb on the other side of the road, and it overturned into some shrubs.” 
  • “It took them about six minutes to arrive on scene, and they found a vehicle that had been overturned,” Powers said, according to CNN, “and it was off into some brush.”

Woods in major crash

Originally, authorities with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Woods had to be removed from his vehicle using the Jaws of Life, which is a heavy-duty tool that can cut through metal, according to Fox News. That claim was later taken back.

  • “The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage,” officials said in a tweeted statement. “The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods. Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.”

Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, released a statement about the crash, saying Woods suffered multiple leg injuries.

  • “Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support,” Steinberg said.


There were a number of social media reactions to the news:

Note: The Associated Press contributed to this report.