GOLF : European Tour chief executive George O’Grady has expressed relief that Tiger Woods did not suffer serious injury in a car crash.
European Tour chief executive George O’Grady has expressed relief that Tiger Woods did not suffer serious injury in a car crash.
Woods was released from hospital in “good condition” on Friday night following a crash outside his home. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said Woods’ car struck a fire hydrant and then a tree in the early hours of Friday morning in Isleworth, an exclusive suburb in Windermere, Florida.
O’Grady told Sky Sports News: “For the whole world of golf we wish him well and hope there’s no real damage and he recovers very soon. He’s a role model for the world of golf, not just the European Tour. I think everybody will de delighted the injuries are not serious.”
He added: “What a relief for everyone in the world of golf.”
The 33-year-old was taken to Health Central Hospital in Ocoee and a joint statement from the hospital and Woods’ office read: “Tiger Woods was in a minor car accident outside his home last night. He was admitted, treated and released in good condition.”
The FHP said Woods was driving a 2009 Cadillac sport utility vehicle and the crash was not alcohol-related.
However, a spokesman added that the incident was still under investigation and charges were pending.
The Mayor of Windermere, Gary Bruhn, told CNN: “An accident occurred about 2:30 this morning and Windermere police were first upon the scene because basically we’re right there and can arrive within a minute and a half.
“I understand that there were some facial lacerations and he was taken to Health Central Hospital where he was treated and then I’m told he was released.”
Bruhn said he did not know the specifics of the incident but added that the fact that charges were pending was a routine part of any accident investigation.