Tiger Woods is one of the few athletes around who can command an enormous audience no matter what he does. So it’s no surprise that news of a one-car accident Woods had early this morning is now dominating CNN and other national news outlets, quickly relegating “Black Friday” shopping to secondary status.
Woods’ injuries in what was a one-car accident were “serious,” according to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol. (That may have been overstating it a little, as Woods is already out of the hospital, according to his spokesman). The accident occurred about 2:25 a.m. in Woods’ own driveway in the Orlando, Fla., area, when Tiger struck a fire hydrant and then hit a tree on his neighbor’s property.
Where was he going? And why, at that hour? Those are the big questions currently left unanswered.
No one else was in the car. He suffered some facial lacerations, apparently, but it's unclear what else.
The accident was not alcohol-related, according to the FHP.
Personally, I’m sure you join me in sending your best thoughts and prayers toward the Woods family and hoping that Tiger’s injuries aren't too bad and don't keep him out for long.
Tiger is on his way to becoming the best golfer in history, if he’s not already. At age 33, he’s in his prime and has a wife and two young children. He’s made comebacks from adversity and injury before. I'm sure he will eventuall make another successful comeback from this one.
Still, a scary and unusual day for all involved.
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