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Tiger's Wife Changed Her Story

11/28/2009 10:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tiger Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren, changed the story she told the first officer on the scene, according to law enforcement sources.

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The Windemere Police Department says Tiger's wife went outside, saw that her husband had struck a fire hydrant and a tree, and then went back inside the house for a golf club to use to try and extricate him from the vehicle. But we've learned Nordegren told a very different story to the Florida Highway Patrol, and it does not involve going back in the house for a club. Our sources will not allow us to be more specific.

Tiger WoodsAnd we've learned there was no blood found on the steering wheel of Tiger's SUV -- putting into serious doubt that Tiger sustained his injuries from the crash.

As we first reported, Tiger had a conversation with a friend yesterday, in which he said his wife had confronted him over reports he was involved with another woman ... and that his wife scratched his face up during the argument. Tiger told the friend he then left the house, started driving off and his wife then came out with a golf club, striking the vehicle. Tiger then became distracted and hit the hydrant and then a nearby tree.

We're told cops will interview Tiger and his wife later today.

UPDATE: A neighbor tells TMZ they saw cops show up at Tiger's house this morning -- only to get turned away again. Tiger's wife, Elin, was spotted (below) driving out of the Isleworth subdivision in Windermere earlier today.

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I do not feel sorry for Tiger one bit black people need to learn to stop marrying outside their race they almost always end up messed up some way or antoher O.J. Michael, Dennis Rodman,the quarterback that was killed, Don Cornelius,Jason Kidd, Lamar Odom, Reggie Bush, and the list goes on you will end up either dead, in jail or disfigured messing with white folks..............

1757 days ago


He should have never given her that Mulligan!

1757 days ago


Does anyone else find it odd that she keeps turning the police away. Hopefully Tiger is ok and she hasn't done any more harm to him. Seems fishy

1757 days ago

Law 34    


1757 days ago


For Pete's sake! Let them fight in private. It hasn't been proved that he hasn't been seeing someone else. Hope he hasn't. Usually, wives know these things. Let's not jump to conclusions and take sides. It takes two to tango. The media and papparazzi should just let them alone now. They've had their initial thrill. Its not news we need to be reading about.

1757 days ago


I knew she was whipping him up with that golf club! Damn shame, too. I hope the kids did not see or hear them arguing. This couple will be divorcing within the next few years. Rarely does a marriage take this kind of beating ( no pun intended ) and survive without one or both people having feelings of resentment. Elin will need a good lawyer as it seems the police are looking to arrest her for attacking Tiger with a golf club. If he was and does cheat, that's no reason to attack someone. Some people are chearters, some are not. It's not personal, it's natural.

1757 days ago


She looks like an evil husband beater. When someone beats you unconscious with a golf club, there's no saving the marriage. She's loony tunes and needs anger management and mental illness classes. And why is she keeping the police from seeing him? The man could be dead for all we know.

But this is what he gets for marrying a low class nanny who'd been passed around sexually to all the guys on the PGA Tour, with no education or real career of her own. She got a taste of the millions and will fight to the death to keep that lifestyle, literally. That's what happens when you marry beneath your status.

1757 days ago


Ok, I figured there was more to this story. Sounds as if they are perfect for each other. A cheating husband and an abusive wife. Can't get better than that other than appearing on an episode of Cops. The only ones I feel sorry for are their children.

Why would she go back in the house to get a golf club and not the second set of keys to open the door instead of busting out the window?!? I knew something was rotten in the state of denamark.

1757 days ago


Typical that Elin told the truth initially to the CHP and then recanted her story to tell a different, less damning story, later on.

Swedish people, when in the heat of an argument (or after some schnapps), instinctively will tell the truth, it is part of their culture (trust me, I know, my wife of 8 years is Swedish). So believe Elin's first story. Actually, ask any Swede you know. It's part of their "lagom" philosophy and Lutheran upbringing.

It's interesting how Swedes living in Sweden see nothing wrong with girls night out "tjej kväll" (where they use this excuse to meet new guys) but when the guys have the guys night out, they get enraged if the guy talks to a woman.

Finally, as a side note; hell hath no fury like a scorned Swedish woman. Watch out and run, you will NEVER win the argument:))

1757 days ago

Scuba Steve    

Spousal abuse is spousal abuse. In fact, any battery is and should be a crime...domestic or otherwise...and the gender should not matter.

Did he cheat? Who knows...and I don't care. Frankly, it doesn't matter in this situation. Either way, there is no justification for attacking a person physically in response to an action and/or comment of which you do not approve...unless you are acting in self defense or defense of another.

If one is to believe the reports here and elsewhere, she attacked him and then chased him with a golf club - an implement that could easily be considered to be a deadly weapon...especially when one considers that her alleged earlier attack was to his face. In such an attack, she could have easily killed him.

Instead, she is reported to have attacked a moving vehicle...only because he ran away apparently...but this attack translates into interfering with the operation of a motor vehicle, which also appears to have precipitated a crash - a crash that may have injured him severely...and could have killed him...or an innocent bystander.

In most states, the police do not allow an abused spouse the option of *not* pressing charges...and they *certainly* don't allow an alleged abuser to turn away investigating officers at the front door of the residence.

We need a zero tolerance approach toward such abuse...and frankly, I find the "go girl" comments here to be disgusting.

The police need to stop walking on egg shells here and start investigating the domestic assault that may have occurred here. While many might enjoy the titillation of this event, we have no right to know the personal details of their marriage. That said, we do have an obligation as a society to ensure that citizens are protected and that the rich and famous do not enjoy a double legal standard.

If this was an episode of Cops, she would be in jail while they investigated the issue...and that's whee she should probably be until this issue is resolved.

1757 days ago


She turned them away again. For the love of god will somebody check him. Who knows what she could have done.

1757 days ago


#43, I agree! No more brown Reekans for me.

1757 days ago


How about getting the real facts before reporting the story? TMZ is just as bad as The Enquirer. Filled with "journalists" with no scruples.

1757 days ago


I think this is all disinformation, spread by people claiming to be "friends" of Tigers.

It's awfully hard to scratch someone hard enough to draw any significant amount of blood...much less to fill their mouth with blood. Its much more likely they had a verbal fight, he went to leave, she smashed his window, he crashed, and hit his head/face.

1757 days ago

Charlie Brown    

all i can say is that, a women is a unstable creature. Rich or poor....the best thing a man can do is never get married....use a jim hat....and if u want kids....adopt u one......these laws is made for females......u will lose..(money,property etc.....)Swollow ur pride tiger, charge her wit DV.....

1757 days ago
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