There’s a torrent of reports out there about Tiger Woods’ condition after a he suffered a single-car crash outside his home late last night. Darren Rovell reports that Woods’ agent, IMG’s Mark Steinberg, told him “He (Woods) is fine.”
That despite the ORLANDO SENTINEL reporting this afternoon “that Woods was seriously injured in a car accident early this morning, the Florida Highway Patrol just reported.”
(Image credit: WESH-TV Orlando)
FHP said the airbags in Woods’ Cadillac Escalade did not deploy, which means the vehicle was traveling under 33 mph. FHP did not report the accident until just after 2 p.m. today.
(The tree Tiger Woods apparently struck in his driveway)
WESH reports that Woods suffered “facial lacerations” when “his 2009 black Cadillac Escalade when he lost control and hit a fire hydrant outside his home and a tree outside his neighbor’s home, FHP said.”
The Florida Highway Patrol said FHP said “alcohol did not play a role in the crash, but that charges are pending.”
UPDATE: The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a car accident early Friday when his car struck a tree near his mansion in a gated waterfront community, authorities said.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Woods, 33, hit the hydrant and a tree after pulling out of his driveway in his 2009 Cadillac sports utility vehicle.
The patrol reported his injuries as serious, and that he was taken to Health Central Hospital. His condition was not immediately known. A supervisor in the emergency room said Friday afternoon that Woods was not a patient there.
Health Central hospital reports that there is no record of Woods being a patient, and the Florida Highway Patrol report was released at 2pm ET, with the incident happening almost 12 hours earlier.
The Mayor of Windemere, the community where Woods lives, tells CNN the golfer has been released from the hospital. So by the time the FHP reported the incident to the public, Woods was already out of the hospital.
FYI: Woods’ personal golf tournament, the Chevron World Golf Challenge, kicks off Monday just outside of L.A.