The Tiger Woods affair (alleged) with Rachel Uchitel was first reported by the National Enquirer. Rumors that the Tiger Woods/Rachel Uchitel affair played a role in the golfer’s car accident early yesterday morning were first instigated by celebrity gossip site TMZ. TMZ contends that Elin Woods read of Tiger Woods affair with Rachel Uchitel, grew upset, and attacked the pro-golfer. Then, Tiger got in to his Cadillac Escalade to get away, when his wife smashed out the back window with a golf club. Turning around to assess the damage, Tiger’s vehicle hit a fire hydrant and then a tree. Tiger Woods suffered facial lacerations that required medical treatment as a result of the accident. According to TMZ, the main cause of the accident was the rumor of a Tiger Woods affair with Rachel Uchitel.
However, mainstream media reports indicate that Elin Woods heard her husband’s car accident while inside the home. The Tiger Woods affair and Rachel Uchitel aren’t thought to have played a role in the car accident. Concerned about her husband, she smashed the back window out of the SUV in order to free him from the vehicle. Of course, the vehicle was traveling under 33 mph and the airbags didn’t even deploy. If the Woods are anything like most families, they probably had a spare set of keys to the SUV that Tiger was driving. Why didn’t Elin Woods just…open the door?
Even more puzzling about the Tiger Woods car accident is the fact that Florida officials indicate that charges are pending as a result of the accident, although alcohol didn’t play a role. As the National Enquirer article gains ground, TMZ was the first to actually link the Enquirer article to the Tiger Woods car accident.
Do you think that Elin Woods chased Tiger Woods around with a golf club after hearing about the Tiger Woods affair with Rachel Uchitel, or do you think that Tiger was just leaving his residence early in the morning, had a legitimate accident, and his wife “freed” him from his vehicle? Of course, we won’t know what really happened until Tiger Woods issues a public statement about the event.
Rachel Uchitel denies that she had an affair with – or even knows – Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods will also likely deny claims. The National Enquirer pulled the article featuring the Tiger Woods affair from their Web site, but the print version is still floating around. If the affair allegations are false, the National Enquirer could find themselves in a world of trouble.