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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tiger Woods Knocked Unconscious In Car Crash

A break from politics for a moment. I am not a huge golf fan, but Tiger Woods is extraordinary and news reports say that Woods was in a car accident on Friday morning, hitting a fire hydrant and tree in his neighbor's yard and being knocked unconscious for approximately six minutes.

His wife says she used a golf club to smash in a window and dragged him out of the car.

Orlando Sentinel

The wife of the world's No.1 golfer Tiger Woods used one of his tools -- a golf club -- to smash open a window of his crashed SUV and then pulled him out of the damaged vehicle after an early-morning accident Friday outside their Isleworth mansion.

By the time a Windermere police officer arrived about 2:25 a.m., Elin Nordegren Woods had dragged her husband out of his 2009 Cadillac Escalade. He was lying on the ground, dazed and bleeding from his lips and with blood in his mouth, Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn said.

The crash knocked Tiger Woods, 33, unconscious for about six minutes, according to a call report compiled by the Orange County Sheriff's Office and obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. Bruhn said the golfer faded in and out of consciousness.

Windermere police Chief Daniel Saylor said that officers found Woods lying in the street with his wife hovering over him. "She was frantic, upset," Saylor said in a briefing Friday night. She told officers she was in the house when she heard the accident and "came out and broke the back window with a golf club," he said, adding that the front-door windows were not broken and that "the door was probably locked."

"She supposedly got him out and laid him on the ground," he said. "He was in and out of consciousness when my guys got there."

Woods was conscious enough to speak, he said.

"He was mumbling but didn't say anything coherent," Saylor said.

Woods was brought to the hospital in serious condition. He was released shortly after and resting in his home according to ABC News:

Two Florida Highway Patrol troopers tried to interview to Woods Friday evening at his home, but Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren, turned them away, saying he was sleeping, The Associated Press reported.

Christine Brennan, an ABC News sports consultant and USA Today sports columnist, suggested on "Good Morning America Weekend" that there are many open questions.

"What is this? It's completely incongruous to Tiger's image that he would be doing this at 2:30 in the morning," Brennan said. "He's got a wife. He's got two young children. If he's going out to get something for the baby, okay, great, then tell us. I think that's confusing to people and understandably confusing to people."

Frankly I am thinking it is really no one's business what he was doing out at 2 am, he is an adult and as long as he pays for whatever damages were caused and no one else was hurt, that should be the only concerns.