Golf legend Tiger Woods was seriously injured early this morning in a single-car accident near Orlando.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the PGA star hit a fire hydrant and tree as he pulled out of his driveway in his 2009 Cadillac sport utility vehicle. Woods was taken to Health Central Hospital. Officials there did not have record of him as a patient, though the news release said Woods’ injuries were serious. The highway patrol said the crash is still under investigation, and charges are pending. However, the highway patrol said the crash was not alcohol-related. Woods, 33, owns a home in the exclusive subdivision of Isleworth near Orlando.
According to CNN, Woods suffered facial lacerations and head injuries.
UPDATE: It’s now being said that Woods was released from the hospital after treatment for minor injuries. Something is fishy here. A single-car crash at 3am, charges pending, no airbag deployment. Hmm.
UPDATE II: Yup, something was fishy.
Tiger has yet to be formally interviewed by the Florida Highway Patrol — that should happen this afternoon. But we’re told Tiger had a conversation Friday — with a non-law enforcement type — detailing what went down before his Escalade hit a fire hydrant. We’re told he said his wife had confronted him about reports that he was seeing another woman. The argument got heated and, according to our source, she scratched his face up. We’re told it was then Woods beat a hasty retreat for his SUV — but according to our source, Woods says his wife followed behind with a golf club. As Tiger drove away, she struck the vehicle several times with the club. We’re told 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.