In each of our lives, there are a number of popular culture staples that define our time, that perfectly explain to the world around us what sort of culture we grew up in. Are you a Jordan fan or a LeBron fan? He-Man or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Paula Abdul or Taylor Swift?
In sports, there is a particularly strong correlation here, and it carries across multiple games. Some contend that Hank Aaron will forever be the home run king, on account of the steroid era. Some of us think of Mike Tyson as the inspiration for Punch Out!!!, while others know him only as a punchline.
For fans of the game of golf, there are but two modern eras: Pre-Tiger and Post-Tiger. The man is an absolute living legend, hence why the news of a recent car crash involving the PGA superstar has been so closely followed.
This week, police made another admission regarding their investigation into the incident, and it paints a somewhat surprising portrait of the situation.
Tiger Woods was driving at least twice the speed limit — 84 mph in a 45 mph zone — when he crashed in Southern California in February, but there were no signs he was impaired and he will not face charges, authorities said Wednesday.
Woods’ Genesis GV80 SUV was traveling 84 mph to 87 mph on Feb. 23 when it crashed in Rolling Hills Estates, a scenic, wealthy suburban region of southern Los Angeles County, Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters.
The primary cause of the accident, Villanueva said, was “driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway.”
Woods, 45, was still going 75 mph when he hit the tree, sending his SUV into the air, officials said.
Woods, who had previously experience a public struggle with drug addiction, had to immediately suffer accusations that drugs may have been involved thanks to one CNN anchor who happened to be desperate for attention.