The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking a search warrant for hospital records that would document the treatment Tiger Woods received after an auto accident early Friday morning, TMZ.com has reported, citing unnamed sources.
The Florida state police, according to the Web site’s report, want to determine if the injuries Woods sustained resembled those from an auto accident or domestic violence.
The state police think they can show probable cause of a crime during the events that unfolded Saturday morning, the report said.
Woods broke his public silence on the incident Sunday on his Web site and took the blame for an “embarrassing” car crash that gave him cuts, bruises — and public scrutiny like never before.
His statement failed to clear up any questions about the middle-of-the-night accident outside his Isleworth estate in which his wife told police she used a golf club to smash the back windows of the Cadillac SUV to help him out.
“This situation is my fault, and it’s obviously embarrassing to my family and me,” Woods said on his Web site. “I’m human and I’m not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn’t happen again.”
The statement was posted around 2 p.m. Sunday, about an hour after Woods’ attorney told the Florida Highway Patrol that for the third straight day golf’s No. 1 player would be unavailable to talk to troopers.