Woods' mother-in-law in hospital

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 8:11 AM
Last updated Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 12:12 AM
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OCOEE, Fla. -– Tiger Woods' mother-in-law was admitted to a hospital with stomach pains early Tuesday, a hospital spokesman said.

Tiger Woods' mother-in-law, Barbro Holmgerg, is taken into Health Central hospital in Ocoee, Fla., this morning. Fire department medics responded early Tuesday to a 911 call in the same block as Tiger Woods' Orlando-area home and took her to the hospital.  AP Television News
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Tiger Woods' mother-in-law, Barbro Holmgerg, is taken into Health Central hospital in Ocoee, Fla., this morning. Fire department medics responded early Tuesday to a 911 call in the same block as Tiger Woods' Orlando-area home and took her to the hospital.

Someone called 911 from the golfer's Orlando-area mansion about 2:35 a.m.

Barbro Holmberg was taken by ambulance to Health Central Hospital, where she was stable later Tuesday, hospital spokesman Dan Yates said. He said her condition was not serious, but he could not be more specific because of privacy laws.

Ms. Holmberg, who arrived in the U.S. a few days ago, lives in Sweden and is the mother of Woods' wife, Elin.

Health Central is the same hospital where Woods was treated after he crashed his sport utility vehicle outside his home last month.

Yates said Ms. Holmberg was in a private room and the family has hired additional security to keep the media away. He said family members have visited her, but he would say who.

"She's in a wing that helps protect her privacy," Yates said.

Media attention has been focused on the world's No. 1 golfer since he hit a hydrant and a tree around 2:25 a.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

The Florida Highway Patrol last week cited Woods for careless driving and fined him $164.

The accident – and Woods' refusal to answer questions about it – fueled speculation about a possible dispute between him and Elin.

Just days before the crash, a National Enquirer story alleged Woods had been seeing a New York nightclub hostess, Rachel Uchitel, who has denied it. After the crash, Us Weekly reported that a Los Angeles cocktail waitress named Jaimee Grubbs claims she had a 31-month affair with Woods.

Last week, Woods issued a statement saying he had let his family down with unspecified "transgressions" that he regrets with "all of my heart." He did not elaborate.

A police report on the crash released Monday showed that a Florida trooper who suspected Woods was driving under the influence sought a subpoena for the golfer's blood results from the hospital he was taken to after the crash, but prosecutors rejected the petition for insufficient information.

A witness, who wasn't identified in the report, told trooper Joshua Evans that Woods had been drinking alcohol earlier. The same witness also said Woods had been prescribed two drugs, Ambien and Vicodin.

The report did not say who the witness was but added it was the same person who pulled Woods from the vehicle after the accident. Woods' wife, Elin, has told police that she used a golf club to smash the back windows of the Cadillac Escalade to help her husband out. His injuries were minor.

The sister of a neighbor who called 911 after the crash told troopers that Holmberg and Woods' mother, were also at the scene, but the AP has not been able to confirm that.

Eva Malmborg, a spokeswoman for Ms. Holmberg, said she could not comment on Tuesday's reports.

Malmborg confirmed that Ms. Holmberg had taken a week's leave from her job as Gavleborg County governor in central-east Sweden, but said she did not know where Ms. Holmberg had gone.

There was no sign of emergency workers later Tuesday morning at the Woods' gated community, where luxury SUVs and cars drove in and out as a few reporters and television news trucks milled around outside.

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KSL
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KSL 12/08/09 - 08:38 am
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Whoa!

Whoa!

Emerydan
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Emerydan 12/08/09 - 08:39 am
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This just keeps getting

This just keeps getting weirder by the moment.

Georgiais1
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Georgiais1 12/08/09 - 08:47 am
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When it rains it pours.

When it rains it pours.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 12/08/09 - 09:04 am
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Woods tried to protect

Woods tried to protect himself with a pre-nup and then goes out and acts like a mongrel in heat. Doesn't make much sense. His dad would take him to the wood shed.

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/08/09 - 09:05 am
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Seems only fitting the number

Seems only fitting the number of women is now up to nine... wonder if he'll have lunch before hitting the back nine?

citizenna
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citizenna 12/08/09 - 09:05 am
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I know now why I had creepy

I know now why I had creepy feelings about him lol. I guess there is no better drama to report about at the moment.....

Lorissa83
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Lorissa83 12/08/09 - 09:16 am
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Hello fried chicken. Good-bye

Hello fried chicken. Good-bye fried rice.

MeinAugusta2
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MeinAugusta2 12/08/09 - 09:19 am
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convertedsoutherner - It

convertedsoutherner - It sounds like his dad needed to take him to the wood shed. Why do men feel the NEED to be unfaithful, especially someone in the spotlight?

happychimer
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happychimer 12/08/09 - 09:20 am
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National news says the woman

National news says the woman was taken from Woods' home by ambulance and is on life support.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 12/08/09 - 09:25 am
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If tiger's dad were alive,

If tiger's dad were alive, this would completely destroy him because he worked so hard to help make Tiger the golfer he has become. Too bad they didn't spend more time on his personal behavior.

MeinAugusta2
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MeinAugusta2 12/08/09 - 09:28 am
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convertedsoutherner - When

convertedsoutherner - When this story first broke, my exact words were "I'll bet Tiger's Dad is spinning in his grave." I'm sure his Mom is not very pleased, either. I saw a special with her on TV a few years back. She seemed pretty tough, also.

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/08/09 - 09:28 am
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Oh my goodness, I just

Oh my goodness, I just realized something: Jack234's posts about having a "Tiger Woods" in the White House.... you don't suppose.... nah... but wait....TOOT TOOT, hahahahaha

happychimer
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happychimer 12/08/09 - 09:29 am
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This is sad. That's all I can

This is sad. That's all I can say.

corgimom
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corgimom 12/08/09 - 09:33 am
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You know, he never has had a

You know, he never has had a normal life. Instead of having a childhood and adolescence and learning about people and relationships, his "stage-mother" father had him out playing golf. Money and fame can't buy happiness, and he is one miserable person. I don't care about him or his wife- they are adults- but it's sad about those children. It's the children that always pays for their parents' poor behavior.

austinevans
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austinevans 12/08/09 - 09:41 am
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Looks like an older

Looks like an older woman--maybe a nanny or housekeeper?

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/08/09 - 09:44 am
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Just to be clear: I wish

Just to be clear: I wish nothing but a speedy recovery to the woman hospitalized.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 12/08/09 - 09:55 am
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The woman is possibly the

The woman is possibly the mother of Elin. There was also news that she had been released but no confirmation on that.

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/08/09 - 10:00 am
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The NINE women alleged to

The NINE women alleged to have committed "transgressions" with Tiger share two obvious similarities: Caucasion and addicted to Thai stick.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/08/09 - 10:04 am
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I was just wondering,, if we

I was just wondering,, if we have groupies on the golf course for male golfers,, do we have groupies for the female golfers too??

corgimom
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corgimom 12/08/09 - 10:10 am
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Yes. Female and male.

Yes. Female and male.

JacquesUlar
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JacquesUlar 12/08/09 - 10:46 am
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For all you neighsayers

For all you neighsayers posteriors, is it newsworthy yet?

RAWR
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RAWR 12/08/09 - 10:52 am
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No it is not newsworthy. Hope

No it is not newsworthy. Hope the woman is okay.

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 12/08/09 - 10:54 am
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Yea seenit, and the LPGA

Yea seenit, and the LPGA groupies are women too. :-p d-:

Emerydan
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Emerydan 12/08/09 - 11:00 am
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All aboard the Crazy Train.

All aboard the Crazy Train. How much you want to bet Tiger will be out of golf and doing reality TV shows in a cpl of years?

dani
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dani 12/08/09 - 11:03 am
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emery..Yeah. Weirder and

emery..Yeah. Weirder and weirder.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/08/09 - 11:04 am
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If anyone dies in the T.

If anyone dies in the T. Woods family (suicide or whatever)during this media frenzy we will all feel the pain..Just wish it could calm down for the sake of his family..

mosovich
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mosovich 12/08/09 - 11:28 am
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OMG.. An ambulance just took

OMG.. An ambulance just took someone from my neighbors house.. Quick, call CNN and FOX..

The media and people need to get a life!

pommom38
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pommom38 12/08/09 - 11:47 am
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lmao mosovich. Unless you are

lmao mosovich. Unless you are normally in the public spotlight, your story won't make it.
They really do need to find something else to report on. I know when they are star's or athletes, they put themselves out there, but still, the media shouldn't make there entire live's public knowledge. Men and women cheat on a daily basis, it isn't aired. Imo, tiger's shouldn't be either.

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/08/09 - 11:53 am
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Stars, athletes and

Stars, athletes and politicians, Pom. Either they are ALL off limits, or they are ALL open season. I favor off limits, for the record.

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Notreally 12/08/09 - 11:55 am
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She came over here to test

She came over here to test the US Health system LOL. She knew she was sick before she came over, she tryna get some good health care. Maybe this might help the upcoming reform LOL.

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