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Even Woods' pals in dark about late-night crash

Posted on: November 28, 2009 3:27 pm

ORLANDO – If the public feels like there is much left to learn about the particulars of Tiger Woods’ curious car crash in the wee hours after Thanksgiving Day, get in line.

His friends remain equally in the dark.

Two prominent professional players and Orlando-area neighbors who were invited to Woods’ wedding five years ago haven’t been able to reach the sequestered superstar, who is apparently hunkered down inside his Isleworth Country Club home, waiting for authorities to arrive Saturday to begin formally questioning him.

Contacted at midday Saturday, John Cook and Charles Howell, who were on the Isleworth grounds when news helicopters began buzzing the course on the morning after the Woods crash, said they are as befuddled as anybody because of the news blackout in the Woods camp.

Why was Woods in his car at 2:30 a.m., where was he headed, and what happened that caused him to drive headfirst into a hydrant and tree on the wrong side of the street?

“A day later, that remains the million-dollar question,” said Cook, a longtime friend.

Cook said he was across the street from Woods’ house on Saturday morning, hitting balls on the driving range, when Woods’ housekeeper was spotted walking the family’s pet dogs.

“I talked to her for a moment and all she was that he was OK,” Cook said.

Other than that, details have been nil. Cook said he spoke with the director of Woods’ charity and got precious little enlightenment, either. Cook’s phone call to Woods wasn’t returned, he said.

“I have no more of a clue what happened than anybody else,” Cook said. “I think his phone probably blew up.”

Howell, one of Woods’ longtime friends and another Isleworth resident, said he sent Woods a text message expressing concern.

“I have not heard word one back,” Howell said.

Both players said the feeding frenzy has reached ridiculous proportions. Cook said that as he left Isleworth after lunch on Saturday, “there were 50 or 60 people out there at the front gate, doing remotes," he said.

“It was crazy,” Cook said. “Cars were everywhere, either from media or people just out there, I guess, just watching.”

Category: Golf

Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2009 3:28 pm

Even Woods' pals in dark about late-night crash

It's very sad but you sound like the kind of person that wants to see anyone that is more successful than you are, fail and fall from grace. And I suspect that's most everyone.

Where was Tiger heading? It's none of your business.

Does it matter if we believe Elin used a golf club to free him? He's not seriously hurt and she wasn't hurt at all.

Is it really anyone's business that Tiger wasn't sleeping at 2:30am? Come on...if this happened in the afternoon it would have blown over by now.

Where were the kids?!!! What difference does it make? Why is it anyone's business, particularly yours!

Drugs/Infidelity?-Did someone pay you to right your blog and mention this crap?

"We" deserve to know. Who is "we"?? Certainly not you. Did you have something to do with his fame, fortune, talent or success? 

Pam A

Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2009 12:03 am

Even Woods' pals in dark about late-night crash

Well I've been too busy dealing with family and watching my own Tigers get completely humbled to pay much attention to this story before now.

I guess Tiger is under no obligation to speak to the public, but I would think he has to speak to the authorities at some point. I know if I ran over a sign or neighbor's mailbox (no hydrant on my street) outside my driveway and hit a tree I'd have to answer questions.

Considering the feeding frenzy in this country for gossip of this sort Tiger has to know that his silence will only result in the worst kind of rumors. This leaves me to assume the worst is true or he would have already presented his side of the story.

My first thought was that the PGA must be horrified at the thought of the face of their sport getting a black eye. But no need to worry. I suspect many of Tigers fans will figure he was just so focussed on winning his next tournament that when he couldn't get to sleep he decided to practice night driving over the water hazard.

Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2009 5:20 pm

Even Woods' pals in dark about late-night crash

It's the price of fame, to have to deal with your life under a microscope. It's the price of earning $20 million + a year. Nothing comes without a price, though most people in th US these days believe they should get something for nothing. But it ain't the way it works.

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: November 28, 2009 4:46 pm

Even Woods' pals in dark about late-night crash


This story is too juicy for the public to ignore. We need to know what is going on in the life of Tiger Woods.

Where was Tiger heading?
Does anyone really believe Elin used a golf club to try and free him from the vehicle?
2:30 a.m.? Why wasn't Tiger asleep?
Where were the kids?
Drugs? Infidelity?

C'mon Tiger! It's a slow news week with the holiday and all. What are we supposed to do? Sit around with our families and enjoy the company.

Call a press conference and tell us it was all a misunderstanding. Your wife just happened to be carrying your Driver around and you just happened to hit a fire hydrant.

Maybe a comet fell from the sky.

Pleeeaaassssse!!! Tell us something!


What a load of crap,


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