Just hours after the car accident that appears to have stemmed from a domestic dispute with wife Elin Nodegren, Tiger Woods said he had to go buy her a huge ring.
That's according to someone who spoke with the golfing legend on Friday, after he crashed his car. Tiger told a friend, "I have to run to Zales to get a 'Kobe Special.'"
The person on the other end of the phone asked what a "Kobe Special" was. The reply: "A house on a finger." Tiger added that his wife had "gone ghetto" on him.
The Kobe reference pertains to the $4 million "adultery ring" the basketball star gave wife Vanessa after he nailed (and was accused of raping) a girl in Colorado.
While Tiger may very well have been joking about Kobe-style damage control, you have to wonder what he did to warrant a comment like that in the first place.
Tiger told the friend that his gorgeous wife had scratched his face up during an argument over reports that the golf great cheated on her with Rachel Uchitel.
Uchitel, right, spoke out last night and denied the affair took place. And maybe it didn't. But why would Elin flip out so bad if it weren't true? You have to wonder.
The Florida Highway Patrol is suspicious of Elin Woods' story that Tiger just drove off and hit a fire hydrant. Elin and Tiger have not yet been interviewed by police.
Woods' agent told the Florida Highway Patrol Tiger and Elin would not make themselves available to authorities Saturday. Is he waiting for his facial cuts to heal?
If Tiger and acknowledges a fight with Elin Woods, she could be arrested for domestic abuse. The Highway Patrol wants to examine the marks on Tiger's face.
He says he sustained the cuts in the crash. There is no blood in the car.
It's quite possible he's trying to protect his wife, who may or may not have attacked him, then chased him out of the house with a golf club, prompting the crash.
Driving under the influence of painkillers, which may have led Tiger to hit a hydrant and a tree while fleeing his own home at 2:25 a.m., may also be an issue.