Did Tiger Woods crash due to exhaustion? He looked 'tired' while playing golf with Dwyane Wade and David Spade

A day before the crash, Woods was reported to be giving golf lessons to former NBA legend Dwyane Wade and comedian David Spade at Rolling Hills Country Club in Los Angeles

Did Tiger Woods crash due to exhaustion? He looked 'tired' while playing golf with Dwyane Wade and David Spade
Tiger Woods with NBA legend Dwyane Wade and comedian David Spade during their golf session a day before the crash (Dwyane Wade Instagram/David Spade Twitter)
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Tiger Woods meeting with an accident has been the headliner across the world. From speculations of drunk driving to a flood of get-well-soon messages, social media was abuzz as developments and related news following the crash continued to trickle online. The latest update is that the golf star apparently looked weary on a CBS interview where the 45-year-old spoke about the upcoming Masters Tournament.

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The interview took place two days before the crash that saw him in a high-speed rollover. He suffered a shattered ankle and two leg fractures. This effectively dents his participation in the first major of the year set to begin in April. Prior to this, Woods even had back surgery, his fifth, in late 2020. A report by The Sun suggested the World Golf Hall of Famer sounded "tired" while talking to CBS Sports host Jim Nantz.

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When asked if his recovery was on track during the interview, Woods replied: "God I hope so, I've got to get there first. A lot of it is based on my surgeons, my doctors, my therapists and making sure that I do it correctly because this is the only back I've got, so I don't know how much wiggle room we've left here."

He continued: "I don't know what the plan is. The plan is to just go and get an MRI scan and to see if we are healed and then we can start progressing," in response to Nantz's question of playing a tourney before the Masters.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies gather evidence from the car that golf legend Tiger Woods was driving when seriously injured in a rollover accident on February 23, 2021, in Rolling Hills Estates, California (Getty Images)

Why was Tiger Woods exhausted?

The day before the crash, Woods was reported to be giving golf lessons to former NBA legend Dwyane Wade and comedian David Spade at Rolling Hills Country Club in Los Angeles. Wade took to Instagram crediting Woods for being the reason behind picking up a golf club and thanked him for the "dope opportunity". Meanwhile, Spade tweeted an image of himself with Woods saying he gave the legend some golfing lessons.

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Hours later, on Tuesday, February 23, shortly after 7 am, the site reported that Woods lost control of his SUV on a steep curve in Rancho Pales Verdes and went crashing into a raised median. His Twitter account released a statement the same day after the legendary gold player underwent multiple leg surgeries.


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It is still unclear if tiredness led to a lapse in concentration while the golfer was on the road. Earlier, we had reported that an investigation has been launched to find out if he was driving under the influence of any substance at the time of the crash, though the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department had ruled out that alcohol was a factor.

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"We thank everyone for the overwhelming support and messages during this tough time. As previously communicated, Tiger was involved in a single-car accident earlier this morning in California. He has undergone a long surgical procedure on his lower gith leg and ankle after being brought to the hospital," the statement read.

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