For the first time in his career, Tiger Woods is dominating the headlines with controversy and not golf prowess.
According to several sources, Woods got into a minor car accident in front of his home in Wyndemere, Florida. After leaving his home at 2:25 a.m. Friday morning, he crashed into a fire hydrant, then drove into a tree. He was then allegedly helped out of the Cadillac Escalde by his wife Elin Nordegren, who was not in the vehicle.
When the story first broke, CNN reported that Woods received treatment at the scene for injuries suffered during the accident. According to TMZ , Woods did not suffer facial lacerations from a car accident, they were inflicted by his wife.
TMZ sources also say that Woods said his wife had confronted him about reports that he was seeing another woman. The argument got heated and his wife scratched his face up. As Tiger drove away, she struck the vehicle several times with a golf club. Woods became "distracted," thought the vehicle was stopped, and looked to see what had happened. At that point, the SUV hit the fire hydrant and then hit a tree. Woods said during the conversation Friday he had been taking prescription pain medication for an injury, which could explain why he seemed somewhat out of it at the scene.
On the current cover of the National Enquirer, Woods is accused of having a mistress by the name of Rachel Uchitel. Today, Uchitel gave interviews to Fox News, TMZ, and the New York Daily News denying the affair.
The car accident is currently under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Tiger has yet to be interviewed by the Florida Highway Patrol, who were denied access to Woods by his wife.
Tiger is scheduled to host and play at the Chevron World Challenge this week in Thousand Oaks, CA at the Sherwood Country Club. Needless to say, the world is awaiting his arrival. --Jamal Munnerlyn
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