TMZ reports Saturday morning that in a conversation with, “a non-law enforcement type“, Tiger Woods said that his wife Elin Nordegren caused his “facial lacerations“.
We’re told he said his wife had confronted him about reports that he was seeing another woman. The argument got heated and, according to our source, she scratched his face up. It was then Woods beat a hasty retreat for his SUV — but according to our source, Woods says his wife followed behind with a golf club.
As Tiger drove away, she struck the vehicle several times with the club.
We’re told Woods became “distracted,” thought the vehicle was stopped, and looked to see what had happened. At that point the SUV hit the fire hydrant and then hit a tree.
We’re also told Woods had said during the conversation Friday he had been taking prescription pain medication for an injury, which could explain why he seemed somewhat out of it at the scene.
If TMZ’s report is true, it confirms that Woods’ reported extramarital affair was the reason for his “accident” - and that Nordegren was anything but helpful in ensuring his well being.
Rachel Uchitel, the woman allegedly involved in Woods’ affair, has gone on the record in forcefully denying any involvement with the golfer. But apparently Nordegren isn’t so convinced.
Remember, Woods is due in Los Angeles next week for his personal golf tournament, the Chevron World Challenge. Do these revelations put that appearance in jeopardy? Possibly. If Woods’ facial injuries aren’t severe, I believe he’ll still show up.
But with this apparent revelation about how he injured his face, he may well not want to appear as to suffer that embarrassment.
Either way I think we’ll be hearing from Woods very, very soon for his spin on the past week’s events. Perhaps as soon as today (Saturday). He has hundreds of millions of dollars in endorsements at stake - not to mention his marriage.