CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy – Tiger Woods has another reason not to like cameras — his agent said it cost him a tooth.
Woods made a surprise visit to Italy on Monday to watch girlfriend Lindsey Vonn capture her record 63rd World Cup race. The photo that generated all the buzz was Woods missing his front tooth.
The culprit, according to his agent, was a camera.
"During a crush of photographers as the awards podium at the World Cup event in Italy, a media member with a shoulder-mounted video camera pushed and surged toward the stage, turned and hit Tiger Woods in the mouth," Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports said in an e-mail. "Woods' tooth was knocked out by the incident."
Race organizers said this was not reported to them. They added that Woods did request extra security and a snowmobile to exit the finish area, and organizers met both requests."I was among those who escorted him from the tent to the snowmobile and there was no such incident," said Nicola Colli, the secretary general of the race organizing committee. "When he arrived he asked for more security and we rounded up police to look after both him and Lindsey."