Woods’ Swedish wife in car crash rescue

Tiger Woods' Swedish wife Elin Nordegren came to the rescue of her sporting superstar husband with a golf club when he was involved in a car crash outside his Florida home on Friday.

Woods' Swedish wife in car crash rescue

Woods suffered facial cuts and bruises but was treated and released from hospital the same day, following the single-vehicle smash in which he hit a fire hydrant and then rammed into a nearby tree.

Police said 33-year-old Woods was outside of the vehicle with his wife Elin next to him when they arrived. Woods was in a semi-conscious state, suffering from cuts to both his upper and lower lip.

His wife told police she heard the crash and then used a golf club to break a window of the Cadillac SUV to help her husband.

“I believe he struck his head and his wife came out and pulled him out,” Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn told CNN.

“His wife was there and Mr Woods was on the ground. I am not going to say in and out of consciousness, but he was dazed. He was bleeding from the mouth and nose.”

The golfer has since issued a statement via his website which reads: “We appreciate very much everyone’s thoughts and well wishes.”

No charges have been laid as police said they are still investigating the cause of the crash.

Bruhn said just because there is an ongoing probe doesn’t mean there will be charges. “I personally feel it was an accident,” he told CNN. “I have read the police report and it says there was no alcohol involved.”

Superstar Woods, a 14-time major winner, had been set to play his last tournament of the year at the Chevron World Challenge at Thousand Oaks, California, December 3-6 – an event he hosts annually.

He was scheduled to hold a news conference on Tuesday in California.

Earlier this month, Woods landed the Australian Masters but had returned home for a fortnight’s break prior to playing in the World Challenge next week.

Woods and former model Nordegren married in 2004 and the couple have two children.

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Tennis courts and golf courses to reopen in Denmark

Danes will be able to take up their tennis rackets and golf clubs again after the country's two biggest sports associations announced that outdoor sports with no physical contact can resume again.

Tennis courts and golf courses to reopen in Denmark
Tennis will be one of the first sports to restart. Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Ritzau Scanpix
The Sports Confederation of Denmark and the country's other sports association DGI announced that they had agreed new guidelines for restarting group sports with the Danish Health Authority, in a press release issued on Tuesday. 
“This is the first sign of sport opening up, and we are really pleased that the health authorities have given us guidelines so that some activities can start up again,” Charlotte Bach Thomassen, chair of the Danish sports association DGI, said. 
“Of course, joining together in sports clubs must be safe from a  health point of view, so it is important to be aware that in many sports associations you will not be able to meet physically.” 
DIF chairman Niels Nygaard told Ritzau that the announcement did not mean any organisation would be required to restart activities they did not regard as safe. 
“These are voluntary associations where there are differences from association to association and sport to sport,” he said. “Our recommendations are not a requirement for associations to start activities. They can do it if it can be done under safe conditions, and if they have doubts about whether it can be done, then they shouldn't do it.”
According to the joint press release, group sports can now restart if: 
  • they take place outside 
  • participants can keep a distance of two meters from others
  • participants pay special attention to hand hygiene
  • rackets, clubs or other props are frequently cleaned
  • participants cough or sneeze into your elbow or a paper towel
  • participants stay home if they have a fever, cough or muscle soreness. 
  • shared facilities such as clubhouses and dressing and shower facilities are not used