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Woods 911 tapes expected today

The Associated Press. Tiger Woods, his daughter Sam and wife Elin are seen before the start of a college football game between Stanford and California in Stanford, Calif., on Nov. 21.

The Associated Press. Tiger Woods, his daughter Sam and wife Elin are seen before the start of a college football game between Stanford and California in Stanford, Calif., on Nov. 21.

WINDERMERE, Fla. -- More than two dozen media and a cluster of television trucks camped outside the gates of Isleworth on Saturday waiting for authorities to visit with Tiger Woods and clear up questions about crashing his SUV into a neighbor's tree.

The Florida Highway Patrol said it expects to release tapes of the 911 call today, and it will investigate the crash that left Woods' mouth bloodied as a traffic accident.

Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Montes said investigators are ''trying not to get on the rumor mill.''

Police said the world's No. 1 golfer smashed his Cadillac into a fire hydrant and a tree near his $2.4 million mansion at 2:25 a.m. Friday.

Plenty of vivid details from the car crash that sent Woods to the hospital have emerged. His lips were cut, and Windermere police chief Daniel Saylor said Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren, used a golf club to smash out a back window and help Woods from the car.

There are also plenty of questions. Troopers planned to speak to Woods about the wreck Saturday afternoon, and by 2:45 p.m. Saturday, two patrol vehicles had entered Woods' gated community.

Montes said the investigation should be finished within the next couple of days.

Woods is to host his Chevron World Challenge this week in Thousand Oaks, Calif., which benefits his foundation. Woods' news conference had been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, although it was not clear if he would still play, or even attend.

''We do not know if Tiger is playing, we are anticipating a great week of competition,'' said Greg McLaughlin, the tournament director and president of his foundation.

One of Woods' neighbors, who didn't want her name to be used, said it was quiet in front of his house Saturday. She said there are usually two or three cars parked outside his home and that was the scene now as well.

The neighbor said everyone in the gated community was discussing Woods' crash.

According to the patrol, Woods had just left his Florida mansion when he lost control of his 2009 Cadillac and hit a fire hydrant, then a tree on his neighbor's property. The report said alcohol was not a factor.

The patrol reported the accident occurred at 2:25 a.m. Friday morning and classified the injuries as serious. The first word from Woods' camp -- some 13 hours after the crash -- was that it was a ''minor accident,'' and he was in good condition after being treated and released.

Saylor said his two officers found the 33-year-old Woods lying in the street with his wife, Elin, hovering over him.

Saylor said Woods' wife told officers she was in the house when she heard the accident and ''broke the back window with a golf club.'' He said the front-door windows were not broken and that ''the door was probably locked.''

''She supposedly got him out and laid him on the ground,'' he said. ''He was in and out of consciousness when my guys got there.''