Why Was Tiger Woods Driving at 2:30 am the Morning After Thanksgiving?

James WalkerAnalyst IINovember 27, 2009

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15:  Tiger Woods of the USA poses with the trophy after the final round of the 2009 Australian Masters at Kingston Heath Golf Club on November 15, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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By now you have heard about Tiger Woods being involved in an automobile accident in his neighborhood in Windermere, FL.

His injuries have been called "serious," but his condition is not. He may have already been released from the hospital (this article was written Friday afternoon at 3:30 pm ET).

According to a police report being read on CNN, Woods suffered "facial lacerations." It was reported that he was backing out of a driveway when he ran into a fire hydrant and then suddenly continued on before hitting a tree. He was taken to the hospital shortly thereafter.

The police report also confirmed that alcohol was not involved.

First and foremost, let's hope he is all right and that his injuries are not life- or career-threatening.

I do wonder what he was doing out so early in the morning. I mean, seriously, what would compel Tiger to jump in his Escalade a few hours after midnight? 

Maybe he ate too much and needed to run to Walgreens for some Alka-Seltzer. Perhaps his wife was in the mood for Ben & Jerry's. Or one of the little ones came down with something, and Dad had to make that early morning run.

Another thought: Maybe he was trying to get a jump on the specials notorious on Black Friday. The lines at Wal-Mart tend to get long when they roll back those prices.

Regardless, it does make you wonder why Tiger Woods got behind the wheel of an automobile so early in the morning. Maybe I'm off base, but wouldn't he summon the hired help to fetch whatever was needed?

All joking aside, I hope he is fine and it doesn't affect his career. It seems alcohol was not involved, and maybe he was tired and/or not concentrating. I'll be interested in hearing what the cause truly was.