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Officers investigating Tiger Woods’ near-fatal car crash last week have executed a search warrant to recover ‘black box’ data from the former world No.1’s vehicle.

In a statement, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that it intends to investigate the car’s telematics to get a better understanding of why and how the crash happened. 

“We did serve a warrant for the black box information from Mr Woods’ car,” explained deputy Tracy Koerner.

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However, they have not served a warrant to obtain a blood sample from either Woods or the hospital to which he was admitted as there was “no probable cause” to suspect he was driving under the influence of drink or drugs. 

“At the time of the accident, the deputy judged Mr Woods did not display any symptoms,” added Koerner.

Woods required emergency surgery on his right leg and ankle after the early morning accident near Los Angeles last Tuesday.

The 45year-old  had to be pulled from the wreckage of his Genesis SUV by emergency services after his car left the road and rolled multiple times.

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One of the first responders who attended to Woods said that he was lucky to survive the smash on what is a notorious accident black-spot.

An update from Woods’ camp on Friday evening revealed that he has been transferred to a new hospital to continue his recovery. The man himself tweeted on Sunday to show his appreciation for fellow tour players wearing his traditional ‘red and black’ Sunday outfit across the world’s main tours. 

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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