Tiger Woods in ‘Good Condition’ After Car Crash
Megawatt superstar and world No. 1 golfer Tiger Woods was injured in a one-car accident early Friday near his Florida home that left him with facial lacerations.
Woods, 33, was taken by ambulance to Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Fla., where he was treated and released.
"Tiger Woods was in a minor car accident outside his home last night. He was admitted, treated and released today in good condition," said a joint statement from Health Central Hospital and Tiger Woods' office.
According to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol, Woods struck a fire hydrant while pulling out of the driveway of his Windermere, Fla., home at about 2:25 a.m. EDT and then hit a neighbor's tree.
The air bags in the 2009 Cadillac SUV Woods was driving did not deploy. The report said alcohol was not a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigations and charges are pending, according to the FHP report.
According to a variety of reports early in the day, Woods' injuries were serious. But Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, told USA Today that Woods "is OK."
Woods is scheduled to play in the Chevron World Challenge - which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation - beginning Thursday in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Woods' office has yet to say whether Woods will play.
Woods last played two weeks ago in Australia, where he won the Australian Masters.
After missing eight months following reconstructive surgery to his left knee, Woods returned to the PGA Tour this year and won six times. He has won 82 times around the world and 14 major championships.
Earlier this week, Woods attended the Stanford-Cal football game. He was an honorary captain, tossed the coin at the start of the game and was inducted into Stanford's sports Hall of Fame at halftime.