UPDATE: This whole story is a hoax. I’ll continue to stick with the TMZ story.
Very early on in the Tiger Woods scandal I concluded Tiger got beat up by Elin based on information I read on TMZ. There wasn’t much dispute over that notion considering Tiger’s hospital stay, the fact that Elin had a golf club at the car, and that Tiger wound up crashing at a low speed. Now a report is coming out saying that Elin indeed beat Tiger with a golf club and that he underwent facial surgery as a result:
At one point Tiger turned away to look at the TV and, as he turned back, Elin hit him on the right side of the face with the head of a nine iron. She put a huge gash in the right side of his face next to his nose, causing his nose to bruise some, virtually knocking two of his upper teeth out and breaking the bone on the upper right side. Tiger ran scared as hell out of the house, with Elin swinging the golf club, through the hallway to the garage.
The report added that Tiger flew on a private plane to Phoenix to visit a plastic surgeon and cosmetic dentist for reconstructive surgery and that’s why he kept postponing the meeting with the Florida CHP. I guess Tiger and Ben Roethlisberger have something in common. Now one aspect of the story that has largely gone ignored is the domestic violence/abuse side. Adding everything Tiger did wrong up still does not excuse Elin’s violence. Where are the Abused Men’s Groups to step up and represent?
(Tiger wax figure courtesy of PUNTE)