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Tiger Woods Blasts 'Malicious' Crash Rumors

Tiger Woods has released a statement regarding his car accident over the weekend, in which he takes "responsibility" for the crash and responds to rumors that his wife, Elin Nordegren, had a hand in the crash.

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"As you all know, I had a single-car accident earlier this week...This situation is my fault, and it's obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I'm human and I'm not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn't happen again."

The golfer, who posted the statement on his website, asked for "privacy" during this time with his family -- and blasted reports that he fought with Elin over an alleged affair shortly before the wreck.

"Although I understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible. The only person responsible for the accident is me."

Woods called Elin out for acting "courageously" in helping him after the crash.

"My wife, Elin, acted courageously when she saw I was hurt and in trouble. She was the first person to help me. Any other assertion is absolutely false...this incident has been stressful and very difficult for Elin, our family and me. I appreciate all the concern and well wishes that we have received. But, I would also ask for some understanding that my family and I deserve some privacy no matter how intrusive some people can be."

UPDATE: When state troopers attempted to interview Woods about the accident today, Tiger's lawyer told the FHP that the golfer was not available for any interviews.

"Mr. Wood's attorney provided the troopers with Mr. Wood's driver's license information, registration and current proof of insurance as required by Florida Law," the Florida Highway Patrol tells "Extra" in a statement. "The crash investigation is ongoing and charges are pending."