tiger woods car crash

tiger woods car crash

Tiger Woods Car Crash

Daily Beast investigative reporter Gerald Posner spoke to two sources who claim to know what really happened the November night Tiger Woods crashed his SUV. Posner, who appeared on NBC's Today show Monday, says his two sources have discussed various details of the night with Woods' wife, Elin, but they are speaking on the condition of anonymity because she did not give them permission to discuss her conversations with them. Before the Thanksgiving crash, the sources tell Posner that Woods, 34, gave Elin, 30, advance warning that the National Enquirer was about to run a story claiming that he had an affair with NYC club manager Rachel Uchitel. See Tiger Woods and his family in happier times! He swore to Elin that the story was false and that he had only met Uchitel once or twice at social outings. Elin remained suspicious, the sources say. The day before Thanksgiving, as Internet rumors began to spread, Woods convinced Uchitel to talk to Elin. They had a 30-minute chat. After the conversation, Elin believed the relationship was platonic, the sources say. But on Thanksgiving, Elin learned some of the Enquirer’s specifics about the purported affair and an argument ensued. To end the bickering, both sources confirm that Woods took Ambien to fall asleep. While asleep, Elin looked through Woods' cellphone, both sources tell Posner. She found Uchitel’s number (she was listed under her real name) and found a text that read, “You are the only one I've loved.” Look back on Tiger Woods' worst week ever Shortly after 1 a.m. in Florida, she began texting Uchitel, pretending to be Woods, according to both sources. She wrote, “I miss you,” and asked, “When are we seeing each other again?” Uchitel texted back. At that point, Elin called Uchitel, who answered thinking it was Woods calling. Both sources say that Elin said something along the lines of: “I knew it was you.” “Oh f–k!” a surprised Uchitel blurted out and hung up, one source says. Busted! See more stars who were caught cheating Enraged, Elin woke up Woods by screaming at him. He was disoriented, still in a stupor from the Ambien, the source says. According to the sources, Elin began hitting him on the chest and arms with her fists, and then finally chased him from the house wielding a golf club. Shoeless, he ran into the car and barreled out of the driveway before careening off a fire hydrant and then smashing into a tree, Posner reports. Neither source knew the details of how the rear windows in the Escalade were knocked out. One source says Woods lied to police by telling them that his wife smashed them in an attempt to free him from the wreck; he wanted to protect her. See more unforgettable sports scandals When he was later released from the hospital, Woods was taken to an undisclosed location. Elin was too furious to allow him back home. Elin – who has two children with Woods, Sam, 2, and Charlie, 10 months – is still furious, but she will wait for Woods to finish sex rehab before making a final decision on whether to pursue a divorce, the sources tell Posner. She reportedly visited him this weekend at the Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services clinic in Hattiesburg, Miss.
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Tiger Woods Car Crash

The day before, at the Albertsons supermarket around the corner, the new edition of the National Enquirer was freshly slotted in the checkout racks. The banner headline read “Tiger Woods Cheating Scandal.” Inside was a spread detailing Woods’ months-long affair with a New York City nightclub hostess named Rachel Uchitel. She’d been photographed checking into the same hotel as Woods during the Australian Masters and was quoted as telling a friend: “It’s Tiger Woods! I don’t care about his wife! We’re in love!”
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Tiger Woods Car Crash

That mistress was Mindy Lawton, a diner waitress who said she and Woods had sex at his family’s home in Florida and in his Escalade, in a church parking lot, tossing her tampon out the window. There was also porn star Holly Sampson, who had sex with Woods the night of his bachelor party, and her colleague Joslyn James, who said she’d gotten pregnant by Woods more than once. Exotic dancer Cori Rist revealed Woods loved eating Froot Loops while watching cartoons. Grubbs said she’d texted Woods the day after the crash, saying she’d be devastated if anything happened to him, but she never heard back and when she tried to call, the number was out of service.
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Tiger Woods Car Crash

Florida Highway Patrol Tiger’s wife, Elin, allegedly broke the back windows with a golf club to remove him from the car. Tiger’s wife, Elin, allegedly broke the back windows with a golf club to remove him from the car. Florida Highway Patrol
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Tiger Woods Car Crash

Golf legend Tiger Woods was arrested Monday, May 29, on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was booked into a local jail in Florida and released a few hours later. Woods has changed the face of golf since his breakthrough Masters win in 1997, but injuries and off-course problems have blighted the latter years of his career.
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Tiger Woods Car Crash

Had he only been more generous, perhaps Woods could have avoided what came next — the onslaught of porn stars, strippers, escorts and party girls who said they, too, had been having sex with Tiger. But as an increasingly astonished public learned, Woods also was really cheap, only ever buying one mistress a sandwich at Subway.
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Tiger Woods Car Crash

“I feel bad for Tiger,” he said. “Tiger’s a friend. He’s been great for the game of golf. I think he needs all our help, and we wish him well.”
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Tiger Woods Car Crash

The report said Woods had to be awakened and that his speech was slurred. Woods told police he was coming from golfing in Los Angeles and he didn’t know where he was, the document said. According to the report, he later changed his story and asked how far he was from his house. Woods has a home on Jupiter Island.
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Saylor said Woods had lacerations to his upper and lower lips, and blood in his mouth; officers treated Woods for about 10 minutes until an ambulance arrived. Woods was conscious enough to speak, he said.
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Over the next two days, Nordegren said nothing. But she read the Enquirer’s story and was shaken by the detail: Her husband had met Uchitel in June, four months after the birth of their son, at a club in New York City. Uchitel, who appeared on the front page of The Post after her fiancé was killed on 9/11, had had an affair with the actor David Boreanaz while his wife was pregnant. Uchitel’s pet name for Woods was “Bear.” She’d shown friends sexts Woods had sent and claimed Woods was getting a divorce.
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And Woods, turning 39 on Dec. 30, still sits at 14 majors, the same place he was five years ago when he drove his car into that fire hydrant. He might pick off Sam Snead’s record of 82 PGA Tour wins, with only three to go to tie. But that was never the main goal for Woods. He has always been about the big time, and now couldn’t seem further away from it.
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The Memorial Day arrest is not Woods’ first encounter with adverse publicity. In November 2009, the golfer was taken to a hospital after he was injured in a car accident in front of his home in Orlando. The episode mushroomed into a scandal in the days afterward over revelations that Woods had been unfaithful to his then-wife, Elin Nordegren.
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While waiting for an ambulance, Nordegren told police it was a simple car accident — she’d been in the mansion when she heard the crash. She ran out, got in her golf cart, and when she realized it was her husband in the car, she used the golf club to extricate him.
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Woods’ win rate, his dedication to fitness training and his desire to succeed were changing golf. Prize money rocketed because of Woods. Off the course, he married girlfriend Elin Nordegren in 2004.
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In March 2013, Woods and Lindsey Vonn announced they were dating on Facebook. In January that year, the champion skier had finalized her divorce from Thomas Vonn, after initializing proceedings in 2011. In May 2015, Woods and Vonn announced their breakup, with the golfer claiming he “hadn’t slept” in the days following.
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In August 2015 Woods made his last appearance for 15 months to undergo follow-up back surgeries. At one stage during his rehabilitation, Woods spoke of there being “no light at the end of the tunnel” — and with one eye on his fading career, he suggested “everything beyond this will be gravy.”
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Woods, coming off a two-week trip to China and Australia earlier this month, is host of the Chevron World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif., which starts Thursday. He is scheduled to have his news conference Tuesday afternoon at Sherwood Country Club. Steinberg said he did not know if Woods planned to play next week.

Published on Mar 28, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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