Golfer Tiger Woods’ Swedish mother-in-law was taken from his Florida home by ambulance to a nearby hospital early yesterday suffering from apparent stomach problems, officials said.
Barbro Holmberg, Elin Woods’ mother, was later released in good condition, according to a hospital spokesman who declined to provide details of her ailment, citing privacy concerns. But the incident was bound to prompt fresh media speculation about the private life of Woods, the world’s No. 1 golfer.
He has been under intense media scrutiny since being injured in a minor car accident in the middle of the night outside his home late last month.
He has since admitted to “transgressions” that apparently addressed allegations of marital infidelity.
Holmberg was admitted to Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Fla., suffering from stomach pains and was discharged later in the day, hospital spokesman Dan Yates said. “She’s in a good state,” he said at a news conference.
The golfer’s car accident last month triggered widespread speculation about his private life, given the time it happened and his refusal to meet with police to answer questions about it. Media outlets have reported Woods has had extramarital relationships with up to six women, maybe more.