Tiger Woods had emergency plastic surgery on his face after being clubbed by his wife on the night of his infamous crash, a new report claims.
A letter posted on the blog of retired but respected US sportswriter Furman Bisher, claims to have the full sequence of dramatic events that led the golfing legend to crash his SUV outside his home on Thanksgiving Night (November 26).
The letter, which Bisher says is from "a trustworthy journalist I have known for years," is written by someone who claims to have sources in Woods' neighborhood and at his talent agency, IMG.
According to the letter, Woods's wife Elin Nordegren, 29, discovered "incriminating evidence" on the golfer's phone while he was out playing poker and confronted him when he returned home.
When Woods, 33, refused to admit to his infidelity, she allegedly rounded on him with a 9-iron golf club, smashing him in the face.
The strike caused "a huge gash in the right side of his face ... virtually knocking two of his upper teeth out," the letter claims.
A terrified Tiger tried to flee the scene in his SUV, but Elin allegedly smashed the windows before he crashed it into a fire hydrant.
The letter also claims that Woods did not return home after attending hospital, instead flying to Phoenix, Arizona to undergo emergency plastic surgery and cosmetic dentistry.
This version of events would explain why Woods was unable to give an interview to police in the aftermath of the crash, and would also provide a reason that the superstar has not shown his face in public since the incident.
"It will be about another month if not more before he gets in front of a camera," the letter claims.
The letter also says that Elin has "no intention" of divorcing Woods, and that the pair have undergone "intense marriage counseling sessions [of] up to 6 to 7 hours a day."
Meanwhile, sources told US television show Entertainment Tonight that Woods and alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel, 34, were spotted holding hands at a party in Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday night.
It reported that the pair partied together at a club the previous evening, The Sun reports.
Some sources told the show they are living together in the Florida resort.
However, the letter claims that although Woods's boat is at Palm Beach, Woods isn't there, abnd Uchitel's presence in the vicinity is explained by the fact her parents live nearby.
Uchitel has been photographed in the area but Woods has not been seen at all since the sex scandal broke.
At least 11 women claim to have had flings with Woods.
Earlier this month he admitted his "infidelity" and said he was taking an "indefinite break" from golf.