Ex-cop Pat Burns tells the Tiger Woods story
By Erik Rolfsen
Tue, Jan 5 2010
The latest person to weigh in on what really happened at the Tiger Woods home on the night of Nov. 27 is former Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens head coach Pat Burns.
Burns, a one-time police officer who lives Florida and reportedly has many law-enforcement contacts there, related what he's heard to a Montreal radio station on Tuesday morning. His version is very similar to that which first emerged on the blog of retired sports columnist Furman Bisher shortly before the new year. Nobody has been able to prove or disprove this version of events, but Burns adds another voice in support of it.
According to the Toronto Sun, Burns told CKAC Sports that Tiger has remained out of public view since the incident because a nine-iron to his face — courtesy of wife Elin Nordegren — knocked out two of his teeth.
Burns said he got his information from a friend in the highway patrol who visited the Woods home on the night of the incident. His version includes the detail about Woods leaving his cell phone behind as he played poker at a friend's house, while alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel was still texting him.
Burns also gave credence to the story that Woods was flown to Phoenix for surgery on his teeth.