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November 29, 2009

Woods' silence means more questions for his fellow players

Posted at 8:24 PM by Mike Walker | Categories: Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Y.E. Yang

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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