Tiger Woods was driving near double the 45 mph speed limit when he crashed in February, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff.
The 15-time major champion, 45, had to be “pulled out of the wreckage” of his car by firefighters and paramedics.
Woods’ car rolled off the road at around 84-87 mph and rolled over several times in the crash in California.
Woods was released from hospital earlier this month after suffering a number of serious injuries.
LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said, “The main causative factor in this collision was driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway.”
Woods’ car drove through the center divider before coming to a stop several hundred yards away, having hit a tree and rolled over several times in the Ranchos Palos Verdes crash.
The American had to be operated on after suffering open leg fractures as well as foot and ankle injuries.
In addition to the speed at the first impact zone occurring up to 87 mph, Sheriff Villanueva added that “the estimated speed when the vehicle struck the tree was 75 mph”.
There was no evidence that Woods had been weakened by drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.
The former world number one and 2019 Masters champion, who the LA County Sheriff’s Department said was “lucky to be alive” following the February 23 incident, was the sole occupant of his house. vehicle and was wearing his seat belt.
Woods was involved in a car accident in November 2009 which ultimately led to a confession of infidelity and the breakdown of his marriage. He then took a break from golf but returned shortly thereafter.
In 2017, he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence when he was found asleep while driving his car. He subsequently pleaded guilty to reckless driving.