TMZ: Tiger's Cuts Caused by Wife, Not Crash

She scratched him during argument about affair rumors, says friend
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2009 9:26 AM CST
Updated Nov 29, 2009 6:11 AM CST
Tiger Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren, stands on the sidelines before the Stanford Cardinal game on November 21 in Palo Alto, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – As unconfirmed reports about Friday night's car accident dribble out, TMZ now says that Tiger Woods' facial cuts didn't come from the accident but from his wife, Elin Nordegren. He reportedly told a friend that she scratched him after confronting him about rumors he was cheating. Tiger then left the house, with Elin following in hot pursuit with a golf club, hitting the car several times as he drove away, says the gossip site.

When he stopped to figure out what was happening, he got "distracted" and forgot the car wasn't in park. It then hit the hydrant and tree. Woods also reportedly told his friend that he'd been taking a prescription pain medication, which is why he seemed out of it after the crash. TMZ also shares a supposed phone conversation Woods had with a friend on Friday, in which he said, "I have to run to Zales to get a 'Kobe Special.'" Translation? "A house on a finger," Tiger reportedly replied, adding that Elin had "gone ghetto" on him.

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