Tiger Says Accident His Fault, Cancels Meeting With Troopers

Tiger Woods says the car crash that sent him to the hospital is his fault and has become embarrassing to him and his family, but he plans to keep it a private matter.

The Associated Press
Tiger Woods, his daughter Sam and wife Elin are seen before the start of a college football game between Stanford and California in Stanford, Calif., on Nov. 21.

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods says the car crash that sent him to the hospital is his fault and has become embarrassing to him and his family, and for the third straight day canceled a meeting with state troopers.

Sgt. Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol said Woods' lawyer did not reschedule the meeting.

In a statement posted Sunday on his Web site about an hour before he was meet with troopers, Woods says his wife, Elin, acted "courageously" when she saw that he was hurt. He says any other assertion is "absolutely false."

Woods says he understands there is curiosity about the accident. He says the "malicious" rumors circulating about him and his family are irresponsible.

The world's No. 1 golfer says he has cuts and bruising and is "pretty sore."


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  • by Anonymous Location: pinetown on Dec 1, 2009 at 06:23 AM
    To all that think Elin is not attractive...have you looked at tiger? he looks like a monkey with big teeth!
  • by T Location: Washington on Nov 30, 2009 at 01:50 PM
    I see where they want his medical records, but good luck on that. Probably percocet,vicodin, or he simply cannot drive. Either way, he is still making money for the tour, and that will NEVER change
  • by figures Location: washington on Nov 30, 2009 at 09:06 AM
    Janis, Don, Caitlyn, and josh are all the same person posting..
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Nov 30, 2009 at 05:06 AM
    Who cares about Tiger Woods He makes big money by hitting a little white ball in a small round hole. "Takes brains?" What gets me is why Tiger like OJ always go for the white blonds?
  • by jr Location: bath on Nov 30, 2009 at 02:47 AM
    janis: probably to learn proper sentence structure.
  • by caitlyn on Nov 30, 2009 at 02:11 AM
    tiger's got a "shirley temple daughter" just like i bet he's always wanted - so pure, clean & serene - yeah righ, stay in la la land tiger, ha ha ha
  • by josh on Nov 30, 2009 at 02:10 AM
    elin has square jaw like a male & does she ever wear any makeup. how does tiger roll over & look at that face in the morning & smell that stank breath, gross nasty
  • by caitlyn on Nov 30, 2009 at 02:09 AM
    tiger has really become a snob since getting rich & marrying elin. he was my favorite golfer, but not any more. he can cramp his money & snobby attitude up the rear as far as i'm concerned.
  • by josh on Nov 30, 2009 at 02:07 AM
    ignorant tiger, forget the money, i don't care how much he has
  • by missy on Nov 30, 2009 at 02:07 AM
    tiger & wife had a lavish wedding with only the best VIPs invited. too bad it may have been for nothing. if tiger is cheating, elin will take everything he's got & he'll end up broke. hope tiger's not that ignorant, but sounds like he just might be.
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