Tiger Lost Consciousness; Wife Helped Free Him
Investigation on hold until after golfer gets some rest
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2009 7:05 PM CST
Tiger Woods holds daughter Sam and speaks to his wife, Elin Nordegren, on the sidelines before the Stanford-Cal game at Stanford Stadium, Nov. 21, 2009, in Palo Alto, Calif.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Tiger Woods was unconscious for 6 minutes after his SUV collided with a fire hydrant and tree near his Florida mansion early this morning, and his wife heard the crash and helped free him from the vehicle. Elin Nordegren, a former model, used a golf club—she presumably had quite a selection to choose from—to break the back window of the Cadillac and get her husband out. The Florida Highway Patrol has said alcohol was not a factor but that charges are pending.

When highway patrol officers conducting the investigation visited the couple's home in the Orlando suburb of Windermere today, Nordegren told them Woods was sleeping and asked them to return tomorrow. They agreed, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Woods and Nordegren both told officials they had argued before he left the house, TMZ reports; one cop called it a "domestic issue."