Tiger Woods has had another run-in with the media, this time at the cost of his front tooth.
Skull mask making more sense now. Wear something ridiculous to take away attention from a missing tooth. pic.twitter.com/ncd0SiTfUj
— Chris Chaney (@Wrong_Fairway) January 19, 2015
Tiger Woods made a surprise visit to Italy to greet his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn who had just won the Super-G event to make it a remarkable 63rd World Cup victory.
Woods was in undercover mode behind a skull mask for most of the time he was there. And while most of the attention was on the mask, when his face was revealed the toothless Tiger emerged.
No one knows when this happened but speculation started quickly, only for the story to be cleared up when Tiger Woods’ agent Mark steinberg emailed AP to explain what happened:
“During a crush of photographers as the awards podium at the World Cup event in Italy, a media member with a shoulder-mounted video camera pushed and surged toward the stage, turned and hit Tiger Woods in the mouth,” Mark Steinberg said. “Woods’ tooth was knocked out by the incident.”
Although in a week when there are a few incredible stories floating about, it’s not surprising to hear that a few people are already doubting this version of events. Including the usual TMZ take on things. But Golf Digest’s Stina Sternberg maybe has the correct, and far less interesting answer:
Guys, he's clearly just replacing his dead (or partially dead) front tooth with an implant. It's a 2-wk process that leaves you with a gap.
— Stina Sternberg (@StinaSternberg) January 19, 2015