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World No. 1 golfer Tiger Woods still isn’t talking about what happened in the wee hours of last Friday morning, when he crashed his Cadillac SUV into a fire hydrant and tree in his exclusive private golf community outside Orlando. He’s refused to meet with Florida troopers investigating the crash on three separate occasions. [cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/12/01/tiger.art.gi.jpg caption="Tiger Woods holds his daughter Sam and stands next to his wife, Elin Nordegren, at a game in Palo Alto, California. "]
And now, he’s not golfing either, having announced yesterday he’s pulling out of his own tournament, the Chevron World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, California, due to start this week without him.
Today, he was supposed to appear at a press conference promoting the tournament, which he hosts every year.
So it seems Woods, 33, has managed to avoid being out in public for the foreseeable future. Arguably the world’s most famous athlete, Woods is known as an extremely private man who goes to great lengths to uphold his image.
As he stays out of the public eye malicious rumors are circulating about what happened that night.
Is Tiger making things worse by not talking?
Does Tiger owe it to his fans to give a full explanation of what happened that night?
Will it hurt his reputation even more to keep silent?
Or can he keep what he himself called an “embarrassing” situation private?