An image of Tiger Woods missing one of his front teeth made the rounds yesterday and, predictably, everyone wondered what was going on.
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) January 19, 2015
The golfer’s agent, Mark Steinberg, claimed it was knocked out by an out-of-control cameraman while Woods was watching his girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, compete in a race.
Because we live in a highly skeptical society and Woods isn’t a beloved figure anymore, this assertion was met with some skepticism. Adding fuel to that fiery pile of doubt is the fact race organizers don’t seem to know what Team Tiger is talking about.
Race organizers said this was not reported to them. They added that Woods did request extra security and a snowmobile to exit the finish area, and organizers met both requests.
“I was among those who escorted him from the tent to the snowmobile and there was no such incident,” Nicola Colli, the secretary general of the race organizing committee, told The Associated Press. “When he arrived he asked for more security and we rounded up police to look after both him and Lindsey.”
Hmm. Very interesting.
Now, perhaps race organizers just flat-out didn’t witness the incident. That’s fairly plausible. But who doesn’t like a good conspiracy theory?
Let’s hear your best/most outlandish guesses for what really happened to Woods’ chicklet.
[H/T: Associated Press]