Authorities: Tiger Woods crash caused by speeding

Authorities in the US state of California say golf legend Tiger Woods was driving far above the speed limit when he crashed his car in February.

Woods suffered serious injuries, including a broken right leg, when he lost control of his car on a stretch of road outside Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said on Wednesday that data from Woods' car show the golfer was going faster than 130 kilometers per hour, more than 60 kilometers per hour above the speed limit, immediately before the accident.

It also suggested Woods may have mistakenly hit the accelerator instead of the brakes.

Authorities say that they do not plan to file criminal charges against Woods because there was no evidence he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident.

Woods posted on Twitter on Wednesday, "I will continue to focus on my recovery and family, and thank everyone for the overwhelming support and encouragement I've received throughout this very difficult time."