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Woods Not Seriously Injured in Robbery on Stanford Campus

December 03, 1994|MIKE DiGIOVANNA

Stanford freshman Tiger Woods, the 1994 U.S. Amateur golf champion from Cypress, suffered no major injuries during a robbery in a campus parking lot Wednesday night. Woods was robbed at knifepoint, then knocked to the pavement at about 11:10 p.m. outside Stanford's Stern Hall dormitory.

Stanford police did not release the name of the victim in a university release, but Earl Woods, Tiger's father, confirmed that it was his son. Earl Woods said the suspect put a knife to his son's neck and asked for his wallet.

Woods wasn't carrying a wallet at the time, but Earl Woods said the suspect stole a gold neck chain and watch and then hit him in the face with the knife handle.

"Tiger is fine, though," Earl Woods said. "He sustained one blow and it didn't hurt him. In fact, he had a final exam Thursday afternoon, the day after the incident, and he did very well. This hasn't affected his feelings toward Stanford. He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time."

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