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The Beacon

Senior Issue 2024
June 5, 2024

Tiger Woods’s Second Accident During His Golf Career

By: Neomi Chapelin
Staff Writer

Tiger Woods, widely regarded as the most famous golfer of all time has unfortunately crashed his car yet again, like the car crash he had in 2009 where he crashed his SUV into a fire hydrant near his Florida home. However, in 2018, when he took the lead in the British Open Carnoustie hopes for his comeback filled the air. Later in the year, Woods achieved first place in the Tour Championship in Atlanta. The entire crowd cheered for the amazing comeback.

Woods in his element. (Photo Courtesy of International Press Telecommunications Council)


But now, after his second car crash, fans, the media, and golfers alike wonder if he can make just another amazing comeback. 

A neighbor nearby the accident in Los Angeles County found Tiger Woods with a bloody face. He explained that he had tried to communicate with Woods but received no response. The emergency crew that arrived to cut him out from the car also revealed that Woods had not ingested any alcohol or drugs before the car crash. Later, an affidavit stated that Woods did not remember driving. The police had to explain that he had been in a car crash. 

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Many future pro-golfers all around the world, including some students at MAST Academy look up to Tiger Woods.  “Tiger Woods was definitely an inspiration for me,” said Connor Griffiths, a senior. “…he always strives to achieve excellence despite hardships in his life.” Another senior, Brent Foster explained that Woods was not a personal inspiration for him, however, “…with his [Woods] commitment to excellence has been phenomenal for the game of golf, growing and broadening the audience of sport to previously unimaginable levels.” 

When asked whether Woods would make a second comeback during his golfing career Foster said he “…would not rule anything out.” Griffiths was a firm believer that he would make a comeback, stating how even with his multiple back surgeries, Woods was still able to win tournaments one after another. 

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