UPDATE: Police have said that he has been released from the hospital and he's OK. They also said alcohol wasn't involved. But you tell me: A guy gets in his car after 2am and crashes into a bunch of stuff, his wife has to use a golf club to pry him out. Then, he's found lying bleeding on the ground. And he wasn't drunk? C'mon! He must have been smashed...or worse...but since he's Tiger, the whole thing is swept under the rug. The fact they didn't report this for twelve hours tells the story in my opinion...
ESPN.com is reporting the following about the golfing legend:
"Tiger Woods has been seriously injured in a car wreck in Florida, authorities said Friday.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Woods hit a fire hydrant and a tree as he pulled out of his driveway early Friday in his 2009 Cadillac sport utility vehicle.
Woods was taken to Health Central Hospital. His condition was not immediately known, though the news release said his injuries were serious.
The airbags in the car did not deploy, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel. The newspaper said that airbags typically do not deploy if a vehicle is traveling less than 33 miles per hour.
The highway patrol says the crash is still under investigation, and charges are pending. However, the highway patrol said the crash was not alcohol-related.
The Orange County Fire Rescue received a call about the accident at 2:28 a.m. ET. The Florida Highway Patrol did not report it until 2 p.m. ET."
Woods is one of the rare stars to transcend his sport. Similar to Michael Jordan and other such icons, it doesn't matter if he plays golf, basketball or tiddlywinks, even small news is big news when it comes to legends like him.
So any story about Woods being "seriously" hurt is something we should all be interested in. I hope he's OK, but more to come.