Woods released from hospital after car crash


World number one Tiger Woods has been released from hospital with minor injuries following a car crash in Florida.

Initial reports on Friday evening (GMT) suggested that the 33-year-old had been seriously injured after his SUV crashed into a fire hydrant and a tree outside his Isleworth home but a later statement on the player's official website said he was "in a minor car accident" and had been "admitted, treated and released (from hospital) in good condition".

Speaking to CNN, local mayor Gary Bruhn said: "I understand that there were some facial lacerations and he was taken to Health Central Hospital."

The Florida Highway Patrol stressed that the incident was not alcohol-related but a spokesman also stated that the entire episode was still under investigation.

Woods is due to host his own Chevron World Challenge tournament in California next week.