Tiger Woods hurt in car ac­ci­dent

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MI­AMI: World num­ber one golfer Tiger Woods was se­ri­ously in­jured in a car ac­ci­dent yes­ter­day, a Florida news­pa­per re­ported.

The Or­lando Sen­tinel, cit­ing the Florida High­way Pa­trol (FHP), said his car struck a fire hy­drant and a tree in Florida’s Isle­worth com­mu­nity, near Or­lando.

Woods, 33, was trans­ported to a hospi­tal in Ocoee in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion, the news­pa­per said.

Woods is one of the world’s rich­est ath­letes, a lead­ing force in sports mar­ket­ing and the big­gest draw on the PGA tour.

Woods made a tri­umphant come­back on the tour this year af­ter sit­ting out much of the 2008 sea­son fol­low­ing re­con­struc­tive knee surgery. He was op­er­ated on shortly af­ter clinch­ing his 14th ma­jor ti­tle, the 2008 US Open.

The Sen­tinel said the ac­ci­dent hap­pened at about 2.25am as Woods pulled his Cadil­lac Es­calade out of his drive­way. The airbags did not de­ploy, the pa­per said.

The FHP said al­co­hol was not in­volved but the crash was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated. – Reuters

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