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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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16.

Adriamarie    

Sure other People have said this but "WHY, is it any ones business anyway, cause he's Famous" If He and his Wife wanna kick the crap out of each other, so be it-Who are We to judge or step in.
Plus does anyone really care that much. They have kids and if they wanna act like kids themselves, so what again. There both very immature and money will buy them anything, it's so sick.
But the Reality is -Couple do fight-Whoopee

1703 days ago
17.

Chef    

I find it amazing how people are so quick to judge him by his not commenting save the message on his website. For those of us who have followed Tiger's career, we know he is notoriously reclusive (ex. his yacht name "Privacy"). Gossip sites and those that read them are foaming at the mouth with this story. They won't get anything out of him or anyone affiliated with him.

When he won the 2008 U.S. Open with two fractures in his left leg, plus a torn ACL, it wasn't until the Monday AFTER he won that anything was mentioned.

Tiger is a fantastic asset to sports and he doesn't need "street cred". If Elin is insecure about their marriage, that's her and she needs to address it with him.

Furthermore, Tiger's mom, Cultida, was with him in Melbourne for the Australian Masters where this alleged whore was spotted going to see him. You think Mama Woods would put up with that? Don't think so!

Tiger, nor his camp, will be speaking further on this. I dare the FHP to bring forth any sort of warrant, his lawyers could probably be Justices and won't get very far. Not to mention, "a friend" of Tiger's reported these things about their domestic issues...umm...can we say HEAR-SAY? Anyone ever heard of Spousal Privilege?

Nice try, FHP. Won't happen. Go find the murderers and child molesters in your state. Until then...

Love ya, Tiger!!

1703 days ago
18.

BigTim    

I say she beat him to death with a golf club and is trying to hide the body, and THAT is why we haven't seen him!

1703 days ago
19.

that.is.all    

I guess Tiger ain't getting any for a long long time.

1703 days ago
20.

joc    

If there was domestic violence, the police are obligated to find out for the protection of all parties. Only a judge order to go to anger management therapy will ever get couples to do what is best for themselves.

I do not want to wake up some morning to find out that Tiger Woods is dead.

1703 days ago
21.

Bor    

Has anyone bothered to ask why she needed to smash the rear windows to get him out when both front doors to the vehicle look to be in perfectly fine condition???

1703 days ago
22.

jo    

fess up tiger, if it wasn't your wife
then it had to be booze or drugs

1703 days ago
23.

steven    

1703 days ago
24.

pappy    

He just keeps digging himself into a hole. Talk to the cops for God's sake and let your attorneys do their dirty work.

1703 days ago
25.

Elin N    

Now, after Tiger has been making the FHP look bad by not accepting their visits to close the case out, rumors of a warrant are being bounced around.

It does not surprise me that the FHP are going to go after him now, otherwise be a laughing stock of an organization. Come clean Tiger and be done with it... Maybe it was the "courageous" word in the same sentence with Elin that has them fuming.

Why do you use Courageous, because you had punched her in the solar plex and you were surprised she didn't go after you with the gun and chose the tree iron instead...?

Come clean is the only real solution because we know you are hiding information. I will not buy your porducts until I feel you are coming clean with your fans.

1703 days ago
26.

Bonnie    

Psssst, Tiger. Your house is on the water. The warrant will come very early in the morning. So leave by boat tonight for what your attorney can describe in Cheney like fashion as, "an undisclosed location."

1703 days ago
27.

dugh    

To #9
Are you realy that stupid?

1703 days ago
28.

Elin N    

# 31... Nice...lol

Best advice he has received snce Friday morning...

1703 days ago
29.

Somebody , shoot it! Quick!    

THIS cannot be real.
He was driving in his driveway. Yeah,we know,he had a fight with the wife.Yeah,she busted up their SUV.Not a crime.
Hit the neighbors tree. Still no crime.
Hit a fire hydrant. Well, he or his insurance has to pay for that.
Arguing with your wife...not a crime.

Hey, she scratched him,slap him,...lets add for the sake of adding stuff , broke some dishes too,maybe threw a piece of Waterford at his head,still NOT A CRIME!!!!

Tiger did not say she abused him. She did not say.THIS IS NOT like Chris Brown and Rhyana.

There was no DUI.He was barely out of his driveway. Get real.


THIS IS a personal matter. Tiger and Elin are making it a personal matter.
The public part: Tiger's hospital visit,etc.,public and he is a world reknowned public figure and he addressed that.

The police really need to end this. These police are aftger Tiger . Pure and simple.This is a witch hunt.

Are they going to get a search warant for these people Are they looking to arrest a White little rich coed looking woman still nursing a 9 mnth . old? What, put the Woods 'kids in foster care? Arrest Tiger Woods for hitting a tree and fire hydrant at the end of his driveway.
I HOPE PEOPLE THERE IN THE MEDIA,citizens go Elin crazy about this waste of taxpayer money and time.
The police there in that small town need to eat dounts.
Go out on the freeway and conduct traffic.
Go round some of Florida's many child molestors.

THIS NON-CASE OF TIGER WOODS IS OVER AND DONE. PUT A FORK IN IT.

1703 days ago
30.

R.I.P. K.O.P.    

Huffington Post showed pictures of the golf cart in one of their stories.

1703 days ago
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