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puntinrolls wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:29 am
is the car alright?
It's a Hyundai, so probably not. I was suprised he wasn't in a nicer motor but I read he had it as a promo vehicle. I guess he valued the dollar higher than his dignity.
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ShaunWhite wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:45 pm
puntinrolls wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:29 am
is the car alright?
It's a Hyundai, so probably not. I was suprised he wasn't in a nicer motor but I read he had it as a promo vehicle. I guess he valued the dollar higher than his dignity.
It apparently rolled several times, hit a tree before plunging off the road ending up on its side. 20 years ago he would be dead.
Pretty good outcome, if you ask me.
But I agree with anyone who asks for continual improvement in driving safety.
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puntinrolls wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:29 am
is the car alright?
Front left tyre's been punctured.
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The Silk Run
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Dex. Your mad :P
Edit: And, your going to upset Peter, I think he's a FAN.
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The Silk Run wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:44 pm
Dex. Your mad :P
Edit: And, your going to upset Peter, I think he's a FAN.
That would explain the lack of sick jokes. ;)
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Euler wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:52 am
Aged 45, this surely has to be career ending? Let's hope it's not going to impact the rest of his life too much.

I've actually driven along that section of road, so not sure how you could have such a serious accident there. Guess we will find out in time.

I think we can make some pretty accurate assumptions given his history and the fact that cars don't flip by themselves. The county sheriff saying his car was travelling at a relatively greater speed than normal pretty much sums it up
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Morbius wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:38 am
Euler wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:52 am
Aged 45, this surely has to be career ending? Let's hope it's not going to impact the rest of his life too much.

I've actually driven along that section of road, so not sure how you could have such a serious accident there. Guess we will find out in time.

I think we can make some pretty accurate assumptions given his history and the fact that cars don't flip by themselves. The county sheriff saying his car was travelling at a relatively greater speed than normal pretty much sums it up
The police have said crashes in that area aren't unusual. What puzzles me is Tiger is, presumably, highly co-ordinated. But perhaps there is a gap between poise over a golf ball and a sudden, unexpected realization that you're in charge of a vehicle going too fast for the situation. If you saw the drone view of the track of him leaving his own double carriageway to coming to rest off the opposite carriageway, he must have been motoring.
In any case, he will always be held in high esteem by sports fans.
Only positive I can put in re: his injuries is a friend suffering a greenstick fracture and the subsequent x-rays for the injury/repairs/scaffolding looking horrendous. He plays tennis and runs regularly and feels no repercussions.
Maybe elite golf is now beyond Tiger, but hell, I think he's done alright.
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greenmark wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:49 pm
Morbius wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:38 am
Euler wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:52 am
Aged 45, this surely has to be career ending? Let's hope it's not going to impact the rest of his life too much.

I've actually driven along that section of road, so not sure how you could have such a serious accident there. Guess we will find out in time.

I think we can make some pretty accurate assumptions given his history and the fact that cars don't flip by themselves. The county sheriff saying his car was travelling at a relatively greater speed than normal pretty much sums it up
The police have said crashes in that area aren't unusual. What puzzles me is Tiger is, presumably, highly co-ordinated. But perhaps there is a gap between poise over a golf ball and a sudden, unexpected realization that you're in charge of a vehicle going too fast for the situation. If you saw the drone view of the track of him leaving his own double carriageway to coming to rest off the opposite carriageway, he must have been motoring.
In any case, he will always be held in high esteem by sports fans.
Only positive I can put in re: his injuries is a friend suffering a greenstick fracture and the subsequent x-rays for the injury/repairs/scaffolding looking horrendous. He plays tennis and runs regularly and feels no repercussions.
Maybe elite golf is now beyond Tiger, but hell, I think he's done alright.


Many moons ago I worked for an insurance company and did quite a bit of theory on the root causes of car accidents and the implications of that on risk and premiums. When police say that crashes aren't unusual then it doesn't mean that the driver is innocent, in fact far from it. Certain types of roads just tempt drivers of a certain disposition into doing certain things. Then it is the compounding effect of tiny events that often cause fatal car accidents not too unlike the causes of plane crashes, its usually several reasons combined but the main factor with driving is that excess speed reduces the ability to react correctly or at all in situations where a slower speed would have avoided the problem. Then a lack of driver ability or the inability of the car to handle a certain type of manoeuvre just compounds the problem. In a large number of cases, it is driver error/fault plain and simple or in many cases, driver stupidity
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greenmark wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:49 pm
What puzzles me is Tiger is, presumably, highly co-ordinated.
Not when he's had a drink he ain't. ;)
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Derek27 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:22 pm
greenmark wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:49 pm
What puzzles me is Tiger is, presumably, highly co-ordinated.
Not when he's had a drink he ain't. ;)
Red line Dex. Peter will unsubscribe you :shock:
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