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Cops Pursue Warrant

in Woods Case

11/30/2009 2:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sources tell TMZ the Florida Highway Patrol is now focusing on obtaining a search warrant -- allowing them to seize medical records from the hospital that treated Tiger Woods -- in an attempt to determine if the wounds Woods sustained are consistent with a car accident or domestic violence.

Tiger Woods

We're told authorities believe they can show probable cause a crime was committed, a necessary step in obtaining a warrant.

One big piece of evidence showing probable cause ... sources tell us Tiger's wife, Elin Nordegren told FHP troopers she went looking for Tiger in a golf cart, came upon the accident and then used a golf club to break the window to gain entry. That's a very different story from what she first told Windemere cops shortly after the accident -- she never mentioned a golf cart. Nordegren told Windemere police she had walked out of her house, saw the crash, went back inside to get a golf club and returned to the vehicle.

TMZ has reviewed 21 photos from the scene -- no sign of any golf cart. But we just found another photo (below) from the scene, where you can see a golf cart in the foreground.

Tiger Woods golf cart

Tiger Woods Car Crash PicsAnd there's more ... although alcohol was not involved, Tiger was in and out of consciousness and TMZ has already reported Tiger told a friend he was taking prescription meds for pain, which could be evidence of DUI. This, too, could constitute probable cause to obtain a warrant.

We're told the FHP is pursuing the search warrant option after getting shut down again Sunday in an attempt to interview Tiger and Elin and eyeball Tiger's wounds.

As we first reported, according to sources, Tiger told a friend Elin had attacked him after she confronted him with reported allegations he had cheated on her. We're told Tiger told the friend Elin then followed him out of the house and struck the moving vehicle with the golf club, causing him to get distracted and hit the hydrant.

If the FHP determines Elin attacked Tiger, we're told she could be arrested for domestic violence.

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1.

Simone    

FIrst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1601 days ago
2.

Brent    

LEAVE TIGER ALOOOOOOOOOOONE....LEAVE HIM ALONNNNNNEEEEEEE

1601 days ago
3.

Simone    

balls, get out of my way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : P

1601 days ago
4.

that.is.all    

A warrant? OMG.

Like, why?

All he did was hit a tree and a fire pump.

Crap.

1601 days ago
5.

Simone    

This Tiger Woods story is a big lemon!!!

1601 days ago
6.

that.is.all    

All the bs that goes on in Florida and the cops are worried about this?

Ridiculous

1601 days ago
7.

mwrg    

He's waiting for his face to heal....it's so obvious. She hit him, possibly with a golf club. He was potentially groggy from it, ran to his car to get away, hit a tree. Oh, and he banged the party skank in Australia too. Be a man, own up to it. I and others would respect you a lot more.

This couldn't happen to a better a guy: a celebrity that, while certainly making himself a public figure to get the kind of endorsement deals that may have made him quite possibly the first billionaire athlete, he thinks the media glare doesn't apply to him when it's the kind he doesn't like or want. You can't have it both ways Eldrick, and don't think for a moment the media is going to play by your rules. Like the 'Sisters' from Shawshank, they "like it when you fight".

Should have been yourself from the beginning. Somewhere right now John Daly and Lee Trevino are knocking back some whiskey and laughing their asses off. What's funny is that the weirdo golf fans and powers that be in that sport won't be accepting him back quite as quickly as Kobe was by that of the NBA. In his world, Kobe got 'street cred' for what he did. It won't be the same for Tiger. He's their meal ticket, so they'll welcome him back alright, but it's going to be a tougher road to hoe.

1601 days ago
8.

Andy    

No Golf Cart ?

What do you call this then ?

http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/mostpopular/21746121/detail.html

Check your sources - as per usual "unnamed"

1601 days ago
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that.is.all    

He must have really pissed her off.

then

Then she must have really pissed him off.

Now the police are really pissed off.

I'm pissed off because I am going to have to read about this for like ever.

1601 days ago
10.

that.is.all    

Swedish chicks are big bitches.

1601 days ago
11.

that.is.all    

DONT EVER GET MARRIED.

1601 days ago
12.

Hango    

There was a golf cart in the photos provided by the local television station on Saturday.

1601 days ago
13.

Amy    

Tiger, dude, you're getting horrible legal advice. Come clean, tell the truth, and be done with this. Are you really going to put your family through this. Dude, tell the truth and end this. Otherwise, kiss everything -- and I mean everything -- hasta la vista baby. You think I'm kidding. Just watch it sail by on Privacy.

1601 days ago
14.

aggressiveFRUIT    

No one was seriously, hurt and I am starting not to care.

http://aggressivefruit.com

1601 days ago
15.

lovetMZ    

she clocked him with a big fat golf club - he don't member a n y t i n g !!!

1601 days ago
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