Tiger Woods set tongues wagging last week after he blamed an over-zealous cameraman for his dental trauma, but the star golfer has got his smile back now, thanks to a visit to the dentist. Woods was supporting his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn at the skiing World Cup in Italy when, according to his agent, his front tooth was knocked out during a media scrum as he tried to congratulate his partner on her victory.
Although speculation has been rife about the condition of the tooth in question, Woods is sticking to his story and he spoke after playing a practice round at TPC Scottsdale. The 39-year-old explained that ‘a dude with a video camera on his shoulder stood up and turned and caught me square on the mouth.’ He later added that his journey home was no fun thanks to the dental accident, saying ‘I couldn’t eat, couldn’t drink, even breathing hurt.’
The golfer was also worried that his tooth damage stole the limelight from girlfriend Vonn, so he added that her World Cup victory should be the story, rather than his tooth getting knocked out. Woods added ‘I mean, every sport you get teeth knocked out, and unfortunately I wasn’t actually competing and got my teeth knocked out.’