TIGER WOODS’ MOTHER IN LAW RUSHED TO HOSPITAL
Tiger Woods‘ mother-in-law Barbro Holmberg was rushed to the hospital early Tuesday morning (around 2:35 AM) after complaining of stomach pains. Her daughter (Tiger’s wife Elin) arrived at the hospital around midday with a bag. Holmberg, a politician in Sweden, was released later that afternoon and has since been recuperating at her son-in-law and daughter’s home in Windermere, Florida.
CALIFORNIA LAW-MAKER DROPS PLANS FOR POSSIBLE TIGER WOODS CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL
Tiger hasn’t lost any endorsement deals or anything like that since the eruption of his scandal, but a California lawmaker is reportedly abandoning a plan to give Woods the Congressional Gold Medal this year. The Congressional Gold Medal is apparently the highest Congressional award that can be given to a citizen.
Representative Joe Baca (D-Calif) released a statement saying, “In light of the recent developments surrounding Tiger Woods and his family, I will not pursue legislation awarding him the Congressional Gold Medal this session.” Baca had previously submitted a bill to give Woods the award in recognition of his “service to the Nation in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship, and in breaking barriers with grace and dignity by showing that golf is a sport for all people.”
For the record, the bill had no co-sponsor … even before the Tiger drama began.
GATORADE DROPS THEIR TIGER WOODS DRINK
Popular sports drinks brand Gatorade has dropped a product with Woods’ name on it so that it could concentrate on other products to be released in 2010.
Gatorade had marketed a drink named after Woods called “Gatorade Tiger” since late Spring 2008 (was changed to “Gatorade Tiger Focus” in 2009), but shortly after all of this Tiger Woods drama came to front street, news broke that the company would be discontinuing the drink on December 26th. But they tell TMZ this has nothing to do with the pro golfer’s current predicament, adding that their relationship with him will continue even after all is said and done.
Gatorade says Tiger Woods Focus Gatorade will conveniently be discontinued as of December 26, saying “We made the decision several months ago … our relationship with Tiger continues.” Chalk it up to coincidence … or not.
TIGER WOODS WAS ADMITTED TO THE ER AS AN “OD” PATIENT?
Sources with the Health Central Hospital tell TMZ that Tiger Woods‘ admittance to the emergency room the day after Thanksgiving was listed as an overdose and that the billionaire pro golfer was having trouble breathing so doctors had to use a breathing tube to assist his respiration.
We’re told the fifth floor of the hospital was put on lockdown when Tiger arrived. Tiger was admitted under an alias — William Smith. His wife, Elin Nordegren was by his side. As we first reported, Elin gave paramedics two pill bottles at the accident scene — we now know the prescriptions were for Ambien and Vicodin. Tiger was in and out of consciousness, snoring at the scene, and our sources say he clearly appeared to be under the influence of something — not alcohol. We’re also told hospital officials changed Tiger’s alias after a few hours to another alias because they feared people would find out he was there.