Crash Witness: Tiger Snored, Elin in Shock

Mysterious knocking preceded accident
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2009 4:03 AM CST
Updated Dec 4, 2009 5:52 AM CST

(Newser) – Tiger Woods ended up snoring and shoeless on a neighbor's lawn after his SUV crashed into a tree, according to interviews released by investigators. Neighbors say they put a pillow under the golfer's head while wife Elin Nordegren stood by, CNN reports. "She was actually very quiet," a neighbor reported. "Just kind of in shock, you know, just kind of sitting there."

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As for Woods, he "was actually snoring," said the neighbor, who told cops he smelled no alcohol on the golfer's breath. When the neighbor first emerged from his house, Nordegren was kneeling over a prone Woods, talking to him. She then turned to the neighbor and pleaded: "Can you please help me, can you please help me?" The neighbor's sister was initially awakened by a mysterious "faint, continuous knocking sound for about 15 minutes," she said. (Read more Elin Nordegren Woods stories.)

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