Pro golfer Tiger Woods seriously injured in car crash

Tiger Woods' wife used a golf club to smash out the back window of a sport utility vehicle and pulled her husband out after he slammed into a fire hydrant and tree outside his Florida home early Friday, according to local police.

The accident initially sent shock waves through the sports world and sparked conflicting reports about the extent of his injuries.

An initial Florida Highway Patrol report Friday afternoon said the world's No. 1 golfer was in serious condition following the 2:25 a.m. accident. But by later Friday afternoon, a spokeswoman at the hospital where Woods was taken defused speculation that he was in any kind of danger, saying he already had been treated and released.

"Tiger Woods was involved in a minor car accident outside his home last night and has been treated and released in good condition," said Susan Jackson, spokeswoman for Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.

The most serious injuries to Woods are said to be facial lacerations.

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