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Woods' silence means more questions for his fellow players

Tiger Woods isn't the only one who doesn't want to talk about his car
accident; his fellow Tour players surely are dreading the
questions that will come their way during this week's
Chevron World Classic, the Woods-hosted tournament at the Sherwood
Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Even at the Mission Hills resort in Shenzhen, China, professional
golfers couldn't escape media queries about Woods's fender-bender heard
round the world. Playing for Korea in the World Cup of Golf, Y.E. Yang
finished his round on Saturday and was immediately asked about Woods'
accident.
"Tiger has not called me personally, so I don't know," Yang said. "Hopefully it's not
a big injury. Hopefully it's not a big injury for the sake of the PGA
Tour, because it will be a big hit for the PGA Tour if he's injured. So
hopefully he will be in good condition for next season and I'll see him
in Hawaii."
A reporter asked Ireland's Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy if they go
out at 2:30 a.m., and McDowell gave a light-hearted response: "If you run
out of milk, I suppose you've got to go get some."
McDowell added that he didn't know anything about the accident beyond what he read online.
"We woke up and we saw it on the news this morning when we woke up," McDowell said.
"We both logged on to the Net in the morning to see what's happening in
the world and we woke up to that one in the morning. So, who knows?
Don't know. We don't know any more than you do."
McIlroy's response was the one you'll likely see Tour pros repeat at Sherwood this week. He shrugged his shoulders.

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by Kevin Cunningham