“Tiger Woods was in a minor car accident” said the official statement on the golfer’s website the other day.
But as speculation, gossip, and innuendo grew like wildfire once word of this mishap got out, the accident became less and less minor and more and more image threatening.
Was he really rushing out of the house at 2 a.m. after a spat with the wife over his involvement with some nightclub babe? And speaking of clubs, did wifey really bust a car window with one, using more force than even her husband does on the golf course?
Why was he taking so long to talk to the Florida Highway Patrol about the incident? He has to recuperate? But I thought it was a minor car accident!
“Oh, well,” I told a friend as this all flared up. “At least Tiger seems human and interesting for the first time.”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 30, 2009