November 27, 2009
UNDATED (AP) -- A spokesman for Tiger Woods says the world's top-ranked player was not seriously injured in a vehicular accident
he was involved in early this morning. Glenn Greenspan's comments
contradict those released by the Florida Highway Patrol earlier in the day, which first said Woods was seriously hurt.
The patrol says Woods, the winner of 14 grand slam tournaments, hit a hydrant and a tree after pulling out of his driveway in his 2009 Cadillac sports utility vehicle. The patrol report also says that alcohol was not involved, but that the accident remains under investigation.
Gary Bruhn, mayor of the adjacent community of Windermere, Fla., said police from that village were among the first on the accident scene and saw Woods with cuts on his face. Patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes said troopers consider the injuries serious if they require more than minor medical attention.
Woods, who has won 82 times around the world, recently returned from a trip to China and Australia
He was to host his tournament, the Chevron World Challenge, on Monday in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
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