Most of us have heard the story of Tiger Woods and his car accident and there do seem to be some open quesions.

The official version is that he drove his Escalade into a tree and that his wife used a golf club to smash out the back window and then dragged him to safety.

The problem with that story is that she weighs about 125 lbs and he weighs about 185. He’s also several inches taller than her. And most importantly the drivers door of the vehicle did not appear to be seriously damaged.

So it raises the question of why she wouldn’t have simply pulled him out there.

In addition there are reports that Tiger has been cheating on her and that they were having a major fight at the time of the accident. She reportedly attacked him in the house and when he fled, attacked the car with the golf club, causing the damage.

Obviously we will never know for sure and whatever decision Tiger has made regarding the incident is his decision to make.

But just switch out the roles. Assume it was Elin (Mrs. Woods) who had tried to drive away, assume she had scratches on  her face like Tiger did, assume she was found unconcious on the ground by the police. Assume further that both parties told the accident story.

Do you really think the police would drop it or do you think they would push harder to investigate a man beating a woman ?

UPDATE:
TMZ reports that the Florida Highway Patrol is seeking a search warrant to seize hospital medical records pertaining to Woods’ insjury.

PATRICK EDABURN, Assistant Editor
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DLS
Guest

Another thread was created about the incident (I made some pertinent remarks there), and I waited for someone else to say it, but nobody did yet, so:

She used the golf club to free him. Did she go get the club from somewhere, or was she already in possession of it, an angry wife wielding a club against him, and did he get in a collision while panicked and trying to escape her, her anger, and the club she may have been wielding?

Just wondering, now aloud.

Kathy Kattenburg
Member

The problem with that story is that she weighs about 125 lbs and he weighs about 185. He’s also several inches taller than her.Then how could she have attacked him earlier, in the house?In addition there are reports that Tiger has been cheating on her and that they were having a major fight at the time of the accident. She reportedly attacked him in the house and when he fled, attacked the car with the golf club, causing the damage.I don’t understand your apparent implication that the two events (the fight in the house and Elin rescuing Tiger from the car afterward) are in conflict. Why do you think they are in conflict? If you read the statement Tiger Woods released to the press, and read it closely, you will see he is not saying anything that would undermine the possibility that they were fighting in the house. Indeed, I detected a suggestion in Woods’ choice of words, that they might indeed have been fighting inside the house, but then, when Elin saw (or heard) from inside the house that her husband was in serious trouble, she came running out to help him. This seems entirely plausible to me. I don’t know, maybe you have to be a woman to understand that kind of nuance, but it seems to me when you have a serious fight over a serious issue with someone you love, that anger can vanish in an instant if one of the partners stamps out of the house and then gets hurt in an accident later.

shannonlee
Guest

Hmm…well, when I watch Cops..they toss the chicks in jail too…but that could be because they are on tv.

StockBoySF
Guest

Patrick, excellent point on the double standards. Men are seen as more physically powerful than women and you are right the police would probably be investigating this more if the roles were switched. However (and you may know more about this than I do) who finally decides if there are charges to be pressed? If the person being attacked did not file charges in this situation (if the only injuries she caused were scratches to the face) then would the police pursue the matter if it were a man who did the same? I think the police (as a general rule) are very thorough and we don’t know what questions they asked of the couple. But yes, there might be a double standard here, and perhaps his celebrity status in golf contributes to that in a different way.

Tiger has one thing to be thankful for: his wife isn’t Lorena Bobbit.

merkin
Guest

People have to pay for their fame in part by having their private lives exposed to the world. I vote to marvel at Mr. Wood’s remarkable talents on the golf course and to let he and his family have a private life.

Once again I feel the chill of rejection as my post is buried under a fury of pointless gossip.

ksb43
Guest

No one knows what happened between them, except the two parties involved. And they ain’t talking. So the rest of us should just move on.

DLS
Guest

“Then how could she have attacked him earlier, in the house?”

With a weapon, Kathy. Example: a golf club. Woods is a golfer, and conceivably might have clubs on the premises.

Kathy Kattenburg
Member

DLS, learn to read first. This has nothing to do with why I asked that question. Absolutely nothing.

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