Tiger Woods’ mother-in-law returned to the world number one golfer’s mansion in Florida yesterday after being discharged from hospital.
It was the culmination of another day of fierce speculation into the introverted 14-time major winner’s private life.
A spokesman for the Health Central Hospital, in Ocoee, Florida, said Barbro Holmberg was admitted complaining of stomach pains after being assessed by emergency services called to Woods’ home at 2.36am (7.36am GMT) yesterday.
It is the same medical centre the 33-year-old was taken to after his car crash in the early hours of November 27, an incident that has led to a string of claims of affairs involving the married billionaire sportsman.
News of the latest call to the emergency services from the Woods’ address provided more fodder for an eager US and global media that has closely followed the sportsman’s personal woes.
According to local channel WESH-TV, the woman initially refused transport when medics arrived.
But she was later listed as an advanced life support patient. However, Health Central Hospital spokesman Dan Yates said Ms Holmberg’s condition was not serious.
Video of a middle-aged patient being admitted to hospital was broadcast across US national stations as pundits speculated as to who it could be – but a statement from the hospital soon confirmed the patient was the mother of Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren.