Tiger Woods Car Crash: Which Vehicle Was the Golf Legend Driving at the Time of the Incident?

Published 03/16/2021, 11:39 AM EDT
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – NOVEMBER 15: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on after a shot on the second hole during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on November 15, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods is never shy of media attention. He is always on the news either pertaining to golf or just his personal life. The recent car crash has significantly shifted everyone’s attention to Woods’ health condition, but there’s also another aspect that needs to be answered. What car was he driving during the time of the accident? 


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That seems to have gained interest among a lot of Woods’ fans. The 15-time Major champion went through a horrific single-car crash on February 23 that came out as a shock to everyone.

Woods was the lone occupant in the car which rolled multiple times near the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, a few miles south of downtown Los Angeles. 


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Ever since the accident, Tiger Woods has been in the constant attention of the media, but it would be nothing new to him. However, as much as the health updates were rolling out, a lot of information about his vehicle was also unearthed. 

The vehicle of golfer Tiger Woods, who was rushed to hospital after suffering multiple injuries, lies on its side after being involved in a single-vehicle accident in Los Angeles, California, U.S. in a still image from video taken February 23, 2021. KNBC via REUTERS NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

What car was Tiger Woods driving during the time of the accident?

The crash took place in L.A. just a day after the conclusion of ‘The Genesis Inviational’ tournament that Woods hosts every year. The ‘Genesis’ company is a sub-division of Korean car manufacturers Hyundai. 

Genesis manufactures luxury cars and has been sponsoring the PGA Tour event for quite a few years now. Moreover, it was reported that Tiger Woods was driving a Genesis GV80, at the time of the crash. This model is also the brand’s only SUV. 

The GV80 is a luxurious car with a lot of features, and Woods car also had the ‘The Genesis Invitational’s’ sticker on the body which implies that it was one of the automobiles from the PGA Tour event. 

The winner of the event, Max Homa also received a Genesis GV80 after his triumph. Moreover, Tiger Woods has suffered surgery-inducing injuries from the crash, but it could’ve been worse if not for the car’s interior cushioning system, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva revealed

The Genesis GV80 comes at a starting price of $48,500 on the market and the premier models will cost over $70,000. 

What about the other fleet of cars Woods owns? 

Of course, it is crazy to think that a personality like Tiger Woods only has one car. The golf legend has made billions in revenue from his profession and other sources, so it is only natural that he spends luxuriously. 

While Tiger Woods has only been spotted in recent times in a Porsche Carrera GT or the Genesis SUV, he does have a line of other luxury cars. Not to mention a collection of golf carts! 

The Porsche Carrera GT that Woods has is a rare ‘superclass’ model which was only produced in limited quantity between 2004 to 2006. Besides this, Tiger Woods also owns other vibrant supercars like the Lamborghini Murcielago, Mercedes SLR, and Mercedes S65.


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Apart from these sport sedans, Tiger Woods also has an affinity for sport utility vehicles and has been known to have the 2008 Buick Enclave and the 2009 Cadillac Escalade sitting in his garage. 

This is quite an impressive line of collection that Tiger Woods has. Although he might’ve grown old to still possess a crazy obsession to collect more of these wonderful machines, the ones he already has are mighty impressive!


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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.