Tiger Woods lay bleeding from his lips and unconscious for an estimated six minutes, according to the Orange County (FL) Sheriff's Office.
The bizarre crash outside the golfing great's central Florida home took place at 2:25 am Friday. By the time emergency personnel and law enforcement arrived on the scene, Woods' wife Elin Nordegren was at her husband's side, "frantic, upset," said Windermere police Chief Daniel Saylor.
Woods drove into a fire hydrant outside the couple's mansion. His Cadillac SUV then hit a neighbor's tree. The rear window was smashed out when cops arrived and both Woods and his wife claimed it was from Elin's efforts to free her husband from the vehicle.
Woods was transported to nearby Health Central Hospital. He was checked out and released several hours later. A spokeswoman for the medical facility said Woods has been "admitted, treated and released in good condition."
Tiger's neighbor Joy Williamson told RadarOnline.com, "Everything has to be perfect for Tiger. I think he was probably just furious about something, got in that big Escalade and drove off."