Attorney says injuries to world number 1 golfer show no signs that he was in domestic fight after the accident
An attorney for Tiger Woods' Florida neighbors who called emergency services after Woods crashed his car last week says the injuries to the world No. 1 golfer showed no signs that he was in a domestic fight in the minutes after the accident.
The remarks were made as media scrutiny about his highly-publicized one-car accident continues to mount, amid tabloid-fueled rumors alleging he cheated on his wife, Elin, during a recent tournament in Australia.
A hostess at a New York night club, Rachel Uchitel, denies having an affair with Woods. And though she admits being in Australia when Woods recently won a tournament there, she called the tabloid story "ridiculous."
Meanwhile, Woods decided to skip playing in this week's tournament in California he hosts to benefit his charity foundation, and he also called off a news conference that had been scheduled there Tuesday. He cited minor injuries sustained in last Friday's accident, adding he would not compete in any more golf tournaments until the new year.
The Chevron World Challenge golf tournament starts Thursday at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. He has not missed the suburban Los Angeles golf event since it began in 1999.
Separately, Woods has canceled at least three meetings with Florida state troopers investigating his crash. He is not legally required to speak to the police about the accident.
Woods has only addressed the accident through statements, including an indirect rejection of the tabloid-fueled rumors. Woods said through his Web site that there are "many false, unfounded and malicious rumors" circulating about him and his family. He also has said the crash was his fault, but the incident otherwise is a "private matter."
Woods was not seriously hurt in the accident, but was knocked semi-unconscious and sustained cuts to his face and some bruises. Police say alcohol was not a factor in the accident.
Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.