What Might Happen To The PGA Tour Without Tiger Woods?

Steven MerriamCorrespondent INovember 27, 2009

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15:  Tiger Woods of the USA acknowledges the crowd on the 9th hole during the final round of the 2009 Australian Masters at Kingston Heath Golf Club on November 15, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)
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Horrible breaking news came out today that PGA superstar and future golf Hall of Famer, Tiger Woods was in a car accident outside his home this morning.

Apparently while Woods was driving by his home in Orlando, he hit a fire hydrant and then a tree.

Woods, probably the most famous athlete in the world, was taken to Health Central Hospital in Orlando.

Woods' airbags apparently did not deploy.

This accident may cause major problems for the PGA Tour.

This year, when Woods was out due to injury, TV ratings went down and attendance at the tournaments also suffered.

It's unsure whether or not Woods will miss any PGA Tour events at this time, but if he does, I wonder how the PGA Tour will react.

Woods is currently ranked first on the PGA Tour and golf fans have expected Woods to break the PGA record for majors.

News from Woods' agent said that Woods was "fine" but that conflicts with the reports from authorities who said he was in "serious" condition. One has to wonder if Woods will be back at the beginning of the year.

News form the Health Central Hospital is expected to come shortly.

All golf fans hope this news from the hospital comes out OK.

Golf fans around the world wish the Woods' family the best and that he can come back to the PGA Tour very quickly.

If Woods is not back at the beginning of the year, expect Phil Mickelson to become the face of the Tour and expect to see the Tour suffer.