BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Tiger Woods is at the ski hill, and there has been no bloodshed.
The golf icon arrived at the finish area of the World Championship Super G course on Tuesday, to watch his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn win a bronze medal. He was last seen on the slopes with a dramatically broken tooth and a strange story about a collision with a camera.
“There was blood everywhere,” Woods said two weeks ago, describing how a cameraman had smashed him in the face at an awards ceremony in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. Organizers at the World Cup event denied the alleged incident occurred, telling the Daily News there was “no blood” and no evidence of an incident involving a cameraman. No witnesses have come forward.
Woods was not wearing the skeleton mask Tuesday that he wore upon arrival at the Italian race where he accused an unnamed cameraman of assault.
He hacked his way to the worst round of his professional golfing career last week — a career-low, tied-for-last, 11-over par 82 Friday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open — and was scheduled to tee off at 6:40 a.m. Pacific time Wednesday in the Pro Am round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
After Woods’ amateurish short game display in Scottsdale, he had promised to “practice each and every day . . . just work on it,” until his next start. The missed cut took him out of the top 50 in the World Rankings to No. 56. Only the top 50 qualify for the WGC Championship at Doral next month.
He had returned home to Florida immediately and was not present at a PGA Tour players meeting in San Diego Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, his girlfriend is looking strong and competitive in her venue.
Vonn was third fastest on the course at Beaver Creek after all the top-ranked contenders made it down. Austria’s Anna Fenninger was fastest, followed by Slovenia’s reigning champion, Tina Maze.
It was the Super G race at the most recent world championships — in Schladming, Austria, in 2013 — that Vonn blew her knee out crash landing a big jump. She fought her way back only to reinjure her knee a year later, just before the Sochi Games.
The Super G race is the first medal event at the 2015 FIS Alpine skiing World Championships near her hometown of Vail. The course was shortened and delayed due to high winds on the upper course.
Also attending the races was Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, who also was not wearing a facemask.
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