Tiger Woods' Accident: Elin Nordegren Administered Not-So-Accidental Injuries

Bleacher ReportSenior Analyst INovember 28, 2009

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 21:  Honorary Standford Cardinal captain Tiger Woods his daugher, Sam, and wife, Elin Nordegren, stand on the sidelines before the Cardinal game against the California Bears at Stanford Stadium on November 21, 2009 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Well, for all of those outraged bloggers who accused Tiger Woods of being plastered and crashing his car, think again.

It appears that the greatest golfer of all-time was the victim of domestic abuse. 

TMZ has reported that Woods' spouse, Elin Nordegren, was the cause of his facial lacerations. 

Not the impact of a car being backed out of a driveway, but the impact of the nails of his gorgeous wife. 

Some were quick to dismiss that the middle-of-the-night accident came shortly after allegations of Tiger being involved in an affair, yet it's now clear that it was no coincidence the accident came just one day following the report. 

The TMZ report details that Tiger had a conversation with a person at the scene of the accident, and he claims that there was an altercation between he and his wife prior to the crash. 

Supposedly, Nordegren tore into his face after the argument about the affair escalated from words to physicality. 

Tiger made a dart for the car and tried to get away, but Nordegren used her husband's tool of choice to smash out the back window of his 2009 Escalade. 

Honestly, is this really that surprising?

When the police said that "charges were pending," that raised a red flag for me, because there were no charges that could come from plowing down a fire hydrant if you're not drunk.

The only thing that results from doing damage like that would be a reckless driving ticket and a fine to replace the hydrant. 

Police also returned to the home and wanted to question Tiger about the incident on Friday afternoon, but his wife ran interference and said that he was resting. 

With this new information confirmed, it has become apparent that the police are pursuing some sort of domestic violence charge in the case. 

Another piece of evidence that didn't quite add up was the golf club being used to "free" Tiger from the car. 

Talk about a load of crap. 

If Nordegren had actually been trying to rescue Woods from the car, like reports said earlier, she could have just opened the door to let him out.

There was obviously no need to bash out the window with a golf club. 

As for the implications of the alleged affair, well, who knows what will come out of that side of the story. 

Maybe he's messing around and maybe he isn't, but in any home the rumblings of an affair will cause a disturbance amongst spouses.

The only difference is that in most houses, the confrontation doesn't turn physical.

And in the houses that is does, the victims go nameless.

But when the world's richest athlete is the victim?

Front page news. 

This whole ordeal has provided an ugly glimpse into the behind-the-scenes life of Nike's White Knight.

The man who could do no wrong, the man who is feared by all on the course and adored by all off the course, is suddenly human.

This single, unfortunate incident has made Tiger Woods just another American going through hard times with his wife.