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Highway patrol: Agent asks to postpone Tiger Woods interview again


Highway patrol: Agent asks to postpone Tiger Woods interview again

  • NEW: Highway patrol says troopers were asked to postpone interview until Sunday
  • Florida highway patrol wanted to talk about car crash outside Woods' home
  • Troopers had tried to speak to the golfer Friday, but his wife said he was sleeping
  • Woods' SUV struck a fire hydrant, then a tree, highway patrol says

(CNN) -- State troopers arrived at the home of Tiger Woods on Saturday to interview the pro golfer and his wife about a car crash near his home, but were told the couple was not available to talk as scheduled, a spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol said.


The troopers were asked by Woods' agent to postpone the interview until Sunday, spokeswoman Kim Miller said.


State troopers had tried to speak to Woods on Friday as part of a routine car accident investigation, but his wife said he was sleeping, said Kim Miller, a spokeswoman for the Florida highway patrol.


Woods was treated and released from a hospital after suffering minor injuries in a car accident early Friday in his neighborhood in Windermere.


A joint statement from Woods' publicist and Health Central Hospital said Woods was in "good condition" after the accident outside his home.


The single-vehicle accident occurred about 2:25 a.m. in Windermere, a suburb of Orlando, according to police.


Woods pulled out of his driveway in a 2009 Cadillac SUV and struck a fire hydrant, then a tree, according to an incident report from the Florida highway patrol in Orange County.


Police Chief Daniel Saylor said two Windermere police officers were the first to arrive on the scene.


"There was Tiger Woods laying on the ground in front of the vehicle with his wife over him rendering first aid," he told reporters.


"He was in and out of consciousness with lacerations to his upper and lower lip," Saylor said. "He was mumbling but didn't say anything coherent."


Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren, told the police she was inside the house when she heard the accident. She said she went outside and used a golf club to break out the rear window of the vehicle, then pulled him from the SUV.


"According to the officers, yes, she was very upset," Saylor said in response to a question.


But, he added, "Things like this happen all the time ... I understand he's stable and he's fine."


About 10 minutes later, Orange County fire and rescue arrived and took him to Health Central Hospital, where he was treated and released, he said.


The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending, the police report said. Tiger Woods: A true sporting legend


It said the accident was not alcohol-related.


The SUV, which was drivable, was towed and state troopers didn't take pictures of the scene, she said.


Saylor said the vehicle's front end was damaged.


The 33-year-old golf phenomenon has won the Masters tournament and the PGA tournament each four times, and three U.S. Open Championships.


He was set to host and play the Chevron World Challenge on Monday at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. Woods has won the tournament -- which helps raise money for Tiger Woods Foundation programs -- four times. Cellphone pictures of the accident from CNN affiliate WFTV


Woods has won six times on the PGA tour this year after returning from knee surgery.


In a post on his blog last month, Woods said he was "absolutely thrilled" about his play, adding, "This has been one of my most consistent years on the PGA tour."


Woods and his wife have two children, ages 2 and 10 months.

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hennyboganComment by hennybogan - November 28, 2009, 10:50 pm
Seems as though old Tiger has had an "AFFAIR", proper term is "ADULTERY" with
a woman by the name of Rachel. Look for his stock and other $$$ to drop from 100
million a year down to say 60 million a year. Poor, poor baby. How can anybody survive
such a thing?
justxploringComment by justxploring - November 28, 2009, 11:55 pm
Just a rumor and has never been substantiated.   Yes, he is very wealthy, but he earned all of it.
Jani NormanComment by Jani Norman - November 29, 2009, 10:21 am
hennybogan, I would like to know where are you obtaining your source of information from,prove that your source is believeable...please
PeacefulManComment by PeacefulMan - December 1, 2009, 2:19 pm
Just let the man have his privacy. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that he may have been unfaithful, his wife saw the tabloids and kaboom, all hell broke loose. If he had on a t-shirt, shorts and no shoes driving that Escalade, he was running for cover. Just my honest opinion.

~ Peace ~

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