Tiger Woods has taken a leave of absence from golf to work on his marriage, but it looks like he's gonna have a tough time. Wife Elin was spotted in Florida over the weekend pumping gas, the first sighting since the scandal broke, and she was clearly not wearing her wedding ring. The New York Post claims Elin has consulted a divorce lawyer, and is planning a trial separation, but not until after the holidays. She reportedly wants to keep the family together for Christmas. Meanwhile, in an interview given just weeks before his Thanksgiving car crash, Tiger told New Zealand's SkyTV how important his family is to him. "It's been great, actually, it's been the best thing that ever happened," said Tiger. When asked by commentator Murray Deaker, "Family first and golf second. Always be like that?," Woods replied, "Always." (Mistresses must fit somewhere in between.)
Meanwhile; Tiger found himself drawn into fresh controversy today after it was reported in the United States that a Canadian doctor who helped the golfer recover from knee surgery is being investigated by the FBI under suspicion of supplying athletes with performance-enhancing drugs. The New York Times reported that a medicine bag belonging to Toronto-based doctor Anthony Galea was found with human growth hormones and Actovegin, a drug extracted from calf's blood, when his assistant was stopped at the US-Canada border in September. Importing Actovegin into the US is illegal. The doctor was arrested by Canadian police on 15 October.
The FBI opened its investigation based in part on medical records found on the doctor's computer relating to several professional athletes, the newspaper reported.
To make matters worse, Radaronline has gotten a hold of documents that reveal why Florida's Department of Children and Families visited Tiger Woods' home over the weekend. According to police documents, DCF has opened an investigation into a case of possible domestic violence between Tiger and wife Elin in front of their children. It also says a weapon may have been involved, with sources identifying it as a golf club. While police have declined to file charges in the case, the DCF case remains open.