Tiger Woods event timeline

Updated: March 16, 2010, 4:59 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Morning of Nov. 27
Tiger Woods is injured in a car accident while leaving the driveway of his Florida home; crashes into a fire hydrant and tree.

Nov. 27
Speculation increases regarding the nature of the crash and surrounding circumstances. Various theories are tossed out. The fact that his wife, Elin Nordegren, used a golf club to break the window in some capacity is revealed, and officials are called to the scene. It's almost 12 hours before the Florida Highway Patrol issues a report, saying Woods was "seriously" hurt in a car accident.

Nov. 28
Despite nearly two full days passing after the incident, the Florida Highway Patrol announces it has not been able to speak with Woods and his wife. Woods postpones his interview with police and reschedules it for Nov. 29. FHP says Woods' SUV sustained up to $8,000 in damage.

Nov. 29
A transcript of a 911 call made by a neighbor is released, saying Woods was on the ground after the accident, unconscious but breathing.

Nov. 30
Speculation arises that Woods might miss the Chevron World Challenge, which is his own tournament. Eventually, Woods announces he will not participate in the tournament.

Dec. 1
The Florida Highway Patrol announces it has issued a traffic citation for "careless driving." As a result of the charge, Woods is fined $164.

Stenake Johansson, chairman of the Residential Association on Faglaro Island, Sweden, tells The Associated Press that Nordegren became the owner of a six-bedroom house on the small island near Stockholm that is reachable only by boat.

Dec. 2
The situation takes a turn when allegations of infidelity begin to leak out regarding Woods. Cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs claims she had a 31-month affair with Woods. That revelation prompts the following response from Tiger: "I have let my family down, and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart."

Dec. 3
Fellow golfer Jesper Parnevik, who formerly employed Nordegren as the nanny for him and his wife, is critical of Woods' actions. He suggests he owes Nordegren an apology for introducing her to Woods.

Dec. 4-11
Numerous women come to the forefront, claiming they had affairs with Woods. By the end of the week, approximately 10 women have been linked to the golfer.

Dec. 8
Barbro Holmberg, Woods' mother-in-law, is rushed to the hospital from Woods' home. She is eventually released without further incident.

Dec. 9
Advertising and media fallout from Woods' situation continue. Ads involving Woods are removed from national TV to some extent. Speculation regarding how his sponsors will react persists.

Dec. 11
Woods announces he will take an "indefinite" break from professional golf, saying he needs to focus on his family. He uses the term "infidelity" to describe his actions.

Dec. 12-present
Reports of Woods' mistresses rise into the double digits, with even more names being revealed, including overseas.

Jan. 21
Reports surface about Woods checking into a sex-rehab clinic in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Feb. 19
Announced at PGA Tour headquarters that he was undergoing therapy for an undisclosed issue and did not announce plans for his return to competitive golf.

March 16
Tiger Woods revealed he will make his competitive return to golf on April 8 for the first round of the Masters.