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Elin broke Tiger's tooth with a cell phone?

Dec 10, 2009, 12:00 PM EDT

If true, that’s quite a shot. Cell phone, right to the kisser! Boom goes the dynamite! I saw this Star Magazine report on Tuesday, and decided not to write about it. But I was listening to KNBR (San Francisco) radio host Ralph Barbieri last night, and he had this to say:

“Talk among the golf media people is that Elin may have broken as many as four of Tiger’s teeth on Thanksgiving night. That’s what they’re saying. So it makes sense that he wouldn’t want to come out in public after that.”

According to Star Magazine, Elin Nordegren confronted Tiger’s alleged mistress, Rachel Uchitel, by phone on Thanksgiving night, which precipitated a physical confrontation with her husband.

Within minutes, Elin and Tiger were involved in a furious fight. As Star reported yesterday, things got so heated Elin threw her cell phone at Tiger, hitting him in the face and breaking his tooth.

“She then grabbed a golf club and chased him around the house, doing tens of thousands of dollars of damage,” a source close to Tiger told Star. “Tiger ran out to his Escalade barefoot to get away from her” — and was in such a state of panic that he crashed into a fire hydrant and a neighbor’s tree after pulling out of his driveway.

The full Star Magazine article comes out on newsstands Dec. 21.
Exclusive: Tiger’s Wife Confronted Mistress Rachel [Star Magazine]
The Razor and Mr. T []

220 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. Flash Harry - Dec 11, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    -Z- you are full of crap…

  2. The People. - Dec 11, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Um, heller, she had a GOLF CLUB.

  3. Heather - Dec 11, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Shame on who? I do believe you are the absolute only person who has even remotely compared Elin’s domestic violence, which it most certainly was, to some guy beating on his wife because he’s hacked off that his team is losing. Yeah, what happened to her sucks, but her becoming violent is absolutely unacceptable. It is very trus that if the roles were reversed tiger would be sitting his butt in jail.
    Shame on you, for having a lousy argument.
    And you misspelled traumatized.

  4. web - Dec 11, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Judging by how the standards of so called “respectable” journalism have fallen, those trashy tabloids are moving closer to the “truths” we read in all our daily newspapers. Todays reporters stories read like most all of them graduated the same school of tainted BS Journalism, sans proper spelling, grammar, fact-checking, etc.

  5. ten/ten - Dec 11, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    If there were black chicks involved someone would have definitely gone to jail. Only a public defender would have been able to help.

  6. Jennifer - Dec 11, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    How much of this is confirmed fact anyhow? Everythign we hear about this seems to come from Star or US Weekly or from yet another woman who says she was Tiger’s girlfrend. Honestly, I’m sick of hearing about it. Whatever he needs to work out with his wife is his business. As the general public, we now know he isn’t much of a role model, so let’s all go on about our business.

  7. mary - Dec 11, 2009 at 6:20 PM

    what kind of life would she have liveing with a whoremaster.

  8. tim - Dec 11, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Spoken like a true woman…. mind you, there were 10 of them (women) who lined up. So, you tell me who is worse.
    And the fact that he’s worth MILLIONS, please. We all know what THEY really wanted; here’s a hint… $$$$$$$.

  9. Tim - Dec 11, 2009 at 7:13 PM

    Spoken like a true woman…. mind you, there were 10 of them (women) who lined up. So, you tell me who is worse.
    And the fact that he’s worth MILLIONS, please. We all know what THEY really wanted; here’s a hint… $$$$$$$.

  10. gels - Dec 11, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    For all the hens on here clucking:
    “she should have broke more of his teeth” or
    “hit him in the (penis) with the club”
    I wonder if your reaction would be the same if, say, Madonna’s husband found out she was cheating; Would you scream for him to smash her in the mouth, breaking her teeth, or smashing her in the
    vagina with a golf club?
    The answer is no. You would call for his a$$ to be hauled into jail for spousal abuse.
    You women have some serious problems.

  11. purity - Dec 12, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    tragic….thank God something worse didn’t happen and they didn’t kill each other….

  12. Tawdry - Dec 14, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    Pretty stupid comment on your part, especially in saying Lorena Bobbitt is your hero. So what part of a woman’s body should a man cut off, if he finds out SHE was cheating? After all, in your world, I guess it’s okay to disfigure another human being for their failings? I have no problem with Elin kicking Tiger in the gonads, but there’s never a reason for life-changing physical action except in the case of physical/sexual child or spouse abuse…

  13. cyberwriter - Dec 15, 2009 at 1:16 AM

    HEY WHO SAID Tiger was exposing his wife to harm ? Where does it come from that he was having sex WITH HIS WIFE?!!!! or could that be the problem?

  14. papabearbruce - Dec 16, 2009 at 8:01 AM

    NONE of you know anything about the ” married” life they had!! how good or how lousy it was, how fulfilling or how lonely and dispiriting . I remember being told, get a hooker just don’t tell me about it. also by a counselour, ‘get over it , sex at your age [ 40?] is not needed’. how bout just affection? We did not understand post partim [sp?]depression, very few people did then. We eventually got divorced and are friendly now, partly from raising our children as well as we could and daeling with death and tragedy in our family.
    males naturally are not monagamous, that is a biological truism. they nturally are alwsys ‘ looking”. taking up ‘offers’ is often not wise but it is common. ” Cougars” are also well known for it as well! if a man assaults a woman or even defends himself from attack he is crucified, but rarely are the women who assault them.
    Betrayal of ‘trust” [ if it is that and not more complicated] is not the same thing as violence, especially with a weapon!
    what man could prosecute his wife for assault, even with a weapon. He is automatically labeled either as the ogre or the ” pussy’ and he gets all the blame for bringing the kids into it!!
    I do not see any women going after the ” other” women, or are they just ‘stupid’ females, [ all of them??]
    Both Tiger and Elin wanted children, perhaps for the same reasons, perhaps for different ones? Her vengence seeking seems to take little account of how her children will see anything now or in the future.

  15. Oski - Dec 16, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Typical Stanford guy…getting beat up by a girl.

  16. heind - Dec 16, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    So could the reverse be said as well? If she cheated she deserves to be hit with a phone in the face and chased with swinging golf club as well? fair is fair right? Grow a pair!!!
    Do you think Tiger is 100% of the blame in their failed marriage? Come on people it takes two to keep a marriage going and it takes both working together to make it work.
    Tiger does have consequences for his actions but I think some of the blame lies with each!

  17. hein - Dec 16, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    So what is the acceptable weight differential that allows a woman to hit a man but not vice-versa? I don’t recall reading that in the laws?
    Is the reverse true if the man weighs less than the woman?

  18. Mark Mendez - Jan 6, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Just goes to show that golfers ARE NOT atheltes. Come on, you can’t catch or dodge a cell phone headed towards your face thrown by your wife? Then she catches you and gets close enough to hit you with a golf club? SI athlete of the year? Please…

  19. bleucheesefencing - Mar 18, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    A story describing an interesting life events of human interaction that is sometimes funny, but there is love there is also jealousy.

  20. jrl - Mar 31, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    So where are all the Feminazis??? Why hasn’t anyone investigated the domestic violence against Tiger?? I thought any kind of violence like this is illegal? If this was reversed, wouldn’t the media be snooping around more to get the juicy details about the domestic violence???