You Heard It Here First
November 30, 2009 by admncc
I love TMZ. I really do. They are great at breaking news stories and obtaining the hard-to-get files. But I’d like the record to reflect that I actually beat them to the punch on the Tiger Woods’ story.
As you know, Tiger, the world’s most famous golfer, was taken to the hospital around 2:30 a.m. on Friday morning after an automobile accident near his driveway.
He drove his Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant and a tree. You can hear his neighbor’s 911 call here.
Now by the time CNN and ESPN were reporting the story on Friday morning, it was being suggested that Tiger simply had a traffic accident and his wife heroically bashed out the back window on his Escalade in an effort to save his life. But I assumed different…
Before any media outlet said it, I declared that it was a possible domestic situation. I said that for the following reasons:
- Does anything good really happen at 2:30 in the morning? OK, maybe it does, but not normally when a car accident is involved.
- How could Tiger have such a bad crash right near his own house and driveway?
- Where was Tiger going that early in the morning?
- The reports said the airbags didn’t deploy, but Tiger was said to be laying on the ground unconscious with scratches to his face and a bloody mouth.
- His wife based out a window to save him when by all accounts at least one of the doors to the Escalade was still able to be opened.
My immediate opinion without even thinking about it – Tiger wrecked because he was peeling out of his driveway like a bat out of hell to escape his wife who was chasing him with a golf club. I texted that thought to a few people and they agreed and/or thought it was an interesting perspective.
And sure enough; within hours on Friday morning, numerous outlets, including TMZ were reporting my same theory. The National Enquirer was also reporting that a possible affair had taken place between Tiger and a woman named Rachel Uchitel. Now, say what you will about the National Enquirer, but at least they’ve started to polygraph people to verify stories. LOL.
Adding to my initial suspicion of what happened is the fact that Tiger and his wife have refused to talk to the police since the accident. So much so that now the police are looking to obtain a warrant to search their house and obtain his medical records (privacy rules should prevent the latter).
So is Tiger Woods just a normal guy who had a car accident? Are we obsessed because of his superstar persona? Or is he just a married guy with problems? As Wayne Knight’s character said in the movie “JFK” – “There’s a lot of smoke there, but there’s some fire.”