LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles County sheriffs plan to announce on Wednesday what caused it. Golf icon Tiger Woods will crash into an SUV in Southern California earlier this year. The athlete was seriously injured in the wreck.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva once said detectives had identified the cause of the mistake. But he would not release it, citing privacy issues and the claim that Woods had been authorized to disclose the information.
The sheriff “will discuss the latest traffic collision findings involving Tiger Woods to include causal factors and crash reports”; during a Wednesday morning press conference in Los Angeles. J.Lis, the sheriff’s department said in a statement.
It was not immediately clear on Tuesday that Woods, who previously named his yacht, “Privacy” – is there anything to do with the expected announcement?
Woods, who hails from the Los Angeles area, returned home to host his PGA Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club when the crash struck February 23.
He drove the SUV borrowed from the tournament when he scored an additional average at Rolling Hills Estates.Outside of Los Angeles, an SUV passed through the oncoming two lanes and pulled down a tree on the downhill track that police said was known for the wreck..
The athlete is in Florida recovering from multiple surgeries. Woods never went all year without playing, dating back to his first PGA Tour event at the age of 16 in high school.
Rory McIlroyThe four-time major golf champion, who lives near Woods, said he visited him on March 21.
“Spent a couple of hours with him, which was good. It’s nice to meet him, ”McIlroy said of the Masters on Tuesday.“ It’s nice to see him in a good state of mind. When you hear these things and you look at the car and you see the crash, you think he’ll have to stay in a hospital bed for six months. But he can really do better than that. “
Villanueva has faced weeks of criticism for his views on the collision, including calling it a “public opinion”. “Accident only” And said there was no evidence of document impairment It showed Woods told officers he did not know how the collision occurred and could not remember driving.
Detectives find the data logger of the 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV, also known as the black box.The investigator did not ask for a search warrant.However, for Woods’ blood samples, which can be screened for drugs and alcohol.
In 2017, Woods checked himself in a clinic for help handling prescription drugs after being charged for a DUI in his home state of Florida.
Associated Press Golf Writer Doug Ferguson contributed from Augusta, Georgia.