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Back to school for CSI Tiger

2011-12-10 08:25

Stuart - Tiger Woods went back to school in an eighth-grade class on Friday, getting an education in crime solving and evidence analysis from his foundation's youth programme.

Woods, who snapped a win drought of more than two years with a victory last weekend at the World Challenge charity event he hosts, took class at a Tiger Woods Learning Center at Murray Middle School in Stuart, Florida.

The former world number one, a 14-time major champion chasing the all-time record of 18 set by Jack Nicklaus, joined in a forensics lesson that required students to examine evidence, question "suspects", take fingerprint samples and study clues in order to solve a crime.

"This is the second time I've taken our forensics class. I really enjoy it, and so do the kids," Woods said.

"It has gotten rave reviews from our students in Anaheim for the last five years, so it was a perfect fit for this campus. It's unique, gets kids fired up about science and helps them explore careers in the field."

Woods took a page from US television's three Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) shows in a posting on his Twitter page noting his participation in the class, saying he "Kicked it CSI style."

Woods had a brush with the law in 2009 when he crashed a vehicle into a tree and a hydrant, an incident that led to the unraveling of his secret sex life and a scandal that led to his divorce last year from ex-wife Elin Nordegren.

That case ended with Woods only having to pay a $164 traffic ticket.

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Comments
  • Lodewyk - 2011-12-10 08:57

    Don't we have our own golfers to report on. Why a story on this guy? What are Charl, Hennie, Louis and the others up to? Even out of form Ernie and Retief would make for better reading?

  • Elidn - 2011-12-10 12:06

    there's nothing interistin 2 read about them,sory man maybe next time

  • Hendrik Reyneke - 2011-12-10 12:32

    Why do they always have to say something about his scandal? Get over it! It's getting really old now!

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