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Tiger Woods was to speak with police Saturday as authorities investigated the single-vehicle crash that left the global golf superstar with facial cuts and bruises.

"Mr Woods is going to be interrogated sometime today after 3:00 pm (2000 GMT)," Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) spokeswoman Kim Montes told AFP.

Woods, 33, was treated and released from hospital after he crashed his 2009 Cadillac SUV outside his luxury Florida home early Friday, hitting a fire hydrant and ramming into a nearby tree.

A dispute between Woods and his wife, former Swedish model Elin Nordegren, was at the center of the accident, amid reports the golf icon was having an affair with a New York club hostess, celebrity news website TMZ.com reported.

By the website's account, Nordegren confronted her husband about the alleged affair, scratching his face in a heated argument before Woods sought to leave the scene as his wife chased him with a golf club, hitting the vehicle several times before the crash.

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

Montes insisted that the FHP was treating the incident as a "traffic crash."

"We don't believe it is a domestic issue, but everything is still under investigation," Montes said.

While media gathered at Woods's exclusive neighborhood, Montes said the FHP would not immediately release any information gleaned from their questioning of Woods.

The investigation will also include a review of the emergency 911 call, which Montes said police would obtain on Sunday or Monday.

Authorities said Woods crashed into the fire hydrant while leaving his property around 2:25 am (0725 GMT) Friday in the Windermere community, a suburb of Orlando.

FHP earlier said Woods was transported to the hospital in "serious condition," unleashing frantic media coverage.

"Our criteria for serious injuries might be different from that of a hospital," FHP spokesman Mark Welch said, referring to the initial police report.

Florida's Health Central Hospital confirmed Friday that Woods had been treated after a "minor car accident" and released "in good condition."

Profile: Tiger Woods

The golfer, who was resting at home, added: "We appreciate very much everyone's thoughts and well wishes."

Police said Woods was in a semi-conscious state outside the vehicle with his wife next to him when they arrived. He suffered cuts to both his upper and lower lips.

No charges have been filed as police said they are still investigating the cause of the crash. It is not yet clear who might face charges.

"She was frantic, upset," Windermere police chief Dan Saylor said of Nordegren, adding he had no knowledge of domestic problems between the couple. "It was her husband laying on the ground."

Woods, a 14-time major winner, was scheduled 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 to benefit his charitable foundation.

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

According to Forbes business magazine, Woods is the first athlete to have broken through the billion-dollar earnings mark.

At age 25, he became the first man to win the US Open, the British Open, the USPGA and the Masters on a roll to make him the first simultaneous holder of all four major championship titles at the same time.

Earlier this month, Woods landed the Australian Masters but had returned home for a break prior to next week's tournament.

Facts: Tiger Woods

In addition to his Australian victory, Woods won six US PGA Tour titles this year and helped the United States win the Presidents Cup team match play title.

Although he failed to win a major, he has said he was pleased with the season which followed an eight-month layoff as he recovered from reconstructive surgery on his left knee.

The Woods have two children, Sam Alexis, born in 2007, and Charlie Axel, born earlier this year.
Source: yahoonews

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