Tiger Woods Wants to Protect Family Privacy: Agent
Hours after Tiger Woods canceled another meeting with the Florida Highway Patrol, his agent told CNBC, via e-mail, on Sunday afternoon that his client doesn't have anything more to say to the authorities at this time.
"We have been informed by the Florida Highway Patrol that further discussion with them is both voluntary and optional," Mark Steinberg, senior vice president and global managing director of golf for IMG, told CNBC.
"Although Tiger realizes that there is a great deal of public curiosity, it has been conveyed to FHP that he simply has nothing more to add and wishes to protect the privacy of his family."
Woods issued a statement on his Web site earlier in the day saying that the accident was "a private matter and I want to keep it that way."
Nothing has been made clear as far as Woods' appearance in his own golf tournament, the Chevron World Challenge, which will take place this week.
Chevron spokesman Morgan Crinklaw told CNBC via e-mail that the company is "thankful that Tiger didn't suffer any serious injuries and we are looking forward to another exciting Chevron World Challenge."
Crinklaw said comment on Woods' participation in the event would be made by the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Woods' biggest sponsor, Nike , also provided a new statement to CNBC on Sunday afternoon.
"Tiger and his family have Nike's full support," the statement said. "We respect Tiger's request for privacy and our thoughts are with Tiger and his family at this time."
UPDATE: Statement from Gatorade Spokesperson, "We wish Tiger well as he recovers and look forward to seeing him back on the course soon. Our partnership with Tiger continues."
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