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What gives with Tiger Woods?

I started out this morning as I normally do, scanning headlines on my laptop to get an early-morning jump on the news of the day. The continuing saga of Tiger Woods and the car crash at his Florida home caught my eye, especially when I read that police still hadn't talked to him about the accident after three days.

"Hey," I said calling out to my husband. "The police haven't spoken to Tiger Woods yet about that accident."

"Well, what is that they want to talk to him about?" my husband responded.

Perhaps you have the same reaction. What's the big deal about police not being able to talk to the award-winning golfer about a one-car accident that happened outside his own home? No one died and aside from some property damage, it doesn't seem like things in the tony Orlando suburb are much worse for wear.

So what is it that the troopers are dying to talk to Woods about? Well, to be expected from any law enforcement agency, Florida Highway Patrol isn't sharing details of the questions they plan to ask Woods. Cops don't play out their investigations in public that way -- no matter how famous the celebrity at the center of the inquiry.

What cops do is investigate. Even when the security alarm goes off accidentally and the homeowner says it's a false alarm, the police officer takes a look inside home anyway. Or when a police officer runs your driver's license through the system when they pull you over to give you a traffic ticket, because they just don't know what else they might find.

According to their own mission statement, one of the goals of the Florida Highway Patrol is to "Thoroughly investigate crashes resulting in deaths, injuries and property damage with an emphasis on aggressive occupant restraint compliance, DUI prevention, and educational enforcement programs."

A Florida Highway spokesman noted that Woods is not required to talk to police. But just because Woods isn't talking doesn't mean that police won't stop working the case. In fact, based on that mission statement, you can count on this case not being closed.

--Theola Labbé-DeBose

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  November 30, 2009; 1:10 PM ET
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That is there business, his car, his injuries, his wife and, last but, not least his life - BUTT OUT! I believe if he square away with his neighbor the loss tree---what is the problem.

I did not hear this much concern last week about the Congressman's wife with the hit and run --- what was her reason for "hitting and running" --- it is what it is, "an accident"--- please society let's not get petty- what goes on behind close doors, should remain there.

Posted by: Dejavu8 | November 30, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

This has very little to do with a traffic collision. It has everything to do with domestic assault. How hard is it to figure out that the wife beat his head with the golf club? That is why they want to talk to him but he is hiding so his wounds will heal.

Posted by: MKadyman | November 30, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

"How hard is it to figure out that the wife beat his head with the golf club?"
MKadyman, 4:38 PM

That is complete speculation on your part. Fairly obvious, wouldn't-surprise-me-a-bit speculation, but just speculation nonetheless.

Posted by: spunkydawg1 | November 30, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Speculation and tabloid gossip, yes, but he still needs to come clean with the police. Unlikely the police would be so concerned about a relatively minor auto accident. So perhaps the investigating officers also believe this is a domestic violence incident in a home with young children present, and they want to talk to the person who had injuries that sent him to a hospital. Could be from colliding with his vehicle steering wheel, or the wrath of his wife.

Posted by: greyK | November 30, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

I suspect he was doing a driveaway to avoid an ongoing fight with his wife. She then angrily chased after his car wielding a golf club, which caused him to loose control of the vehicle. She was probably aiming for the front and then followed through with the rear window as he was driving off.

Posted by: ritavanreuth | November 30, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, so the police don't investigate and do their job and 5 years from now tiger and his wife have another knockdown dragout fight and someone gets killed this time and Dejavu8 will be posting, "why did they BUTT OUT last time? They should have investigated and this never would have happened!" You may say it is only speculation, but if it looks like and duck, quacks like a duck, its probably a duck!

Posted by: sshill41 | December 1, 2009 7:51 AM | Report abuse

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