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Tiger Woods Out Of Hospital After Car Crash


UNDATED (AP) - A spokesman for Tiger Woods says the world's top-ranked golfer was not seriously injured in a vehicular accident he was involved in early this morning.

Glenn Greenspan's comments contradict those released by the Florida Highway Patrol earlier in the day, which first said Woods was seriously hurt.

The patrol says Woods, the winner of 14 grand slam tournaments, hit a hydrant and a tree after pulling out of his driveway in his 2009 Cadillac sports utility vehicle.

The patrol report also says that alcohol was not involved, but that the accident remains under investigation.

Gary Bruhn, mayor of the adjacent community of Windermere, Fla., said police from that village were among the first on the accident scene and saw Woods with cuts on his face.

Patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes said troopers consider the injuries serious if they require more than minor medical attention.

A local police chief says Woods' wife used a golf club to smash out the back window and helped get the golfer out of the car.

Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor told The Associated Press that Elin Nordegren told officers she was in the house when she heard the accident and came outside. Saylor says officers found Woods lying in the street with his wife hovering over him.

Saylor says Woods was in and out of consciousness when his officers arrived. Saylor says Woods had cuts on his lips and blood in his mouth.

He says his officers gave him first aid until fire rescue came about 10 minutes later.

A spokesman for Woods says he has been released from the hospital and is in good condition.