• Dec 8, 2009
Tiger Woods GM-owned Cadillac Escalade, post crash – Click above for high-res image gallery

The world's most infamous 2009 Cadillac Escalade, the one Tiger Woods drove into a hydrant and then a tree early in the morning of November 27, is heading to the body shop for repairs. Interestingly enough, the Escalade isn't owned by Tiger Woods – it's part of GM's promotional fleet. After the golfer's deal with Buick ended last year, Tiger made a deal with the automaker to keep a few cars for his personal use. His choices included a Buick Enclave and Cadillac Escalade... the black SUV that is now sporting a mangled front end and missing a couple rear windows.

As it's a promotional/marketing vehicle, the SUV goes back to GM for the automaker to decide its fate. Depending on the severity of the repairs, it may head back into the loaner fleet... or it may be replaced by a new vehicle. If it is replaced, the now-repaired Escalade will be pulled from rotation and sent to auction where it goes to the highest bidder. Of course, we can only imagine what the Cadillac would bring on eBay in its current shattered state.

[Source: Drive On, Photos: Florida Highway Patrol]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I find it odd (I guess I shouldn't, since it's a GM) that the airbags did not go off when he hit the tree. Obviously, it was enough of a hit to do this much damage. The bags should have gone off. A friend of mine is a damage appraiser. He said he's seen way less damage (as in still drivable) to vehicles and the bags still deployed. And Tiger obviously hit the wheel during the wreck.

      Bad press for GM!
      • 5 Years Ago
      "promotional/marketing vehicle"? With as much press as that Escalade got, Mission Accomplished!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hope you enjoyed it Cheetah. You deserve a Kia Rio for your stupidity. Hey, why don't you try the demolition derby circuit? Idiot!
      • 5 Years Ago
      wheres tigers buick.he does ads for buick not cadillac and the buick open like most they never use what they sell
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gee I wonder how those rear windows broke.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why didn't the On Star work?. All Cads are so equipped.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope any proceeds generated from the vehicle will go to a good charity.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Latest news: Tiger Woods is quitting golf. It seems he has developed an irrational fear for people with golfclubs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's an Escalade, they're ALL ugly! A new term was defined for the lexicon "Cadillac Ugly"

      Those wheels are HIDEOUS!!!!

      And to modify a little Springsteen with Bill the Cat ...."Cattle AaaCK, Cattle AaaCK..."

      The CTS-V is the only thing worth having.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Tiger Woods - overpaid ball chaser.

      The water-walker springs a leak. . .

      A great golfer, a lousy role model.
        • 5 Years Ago
        hero or zero?

        the latter, I fear. . .

        Sadly, yet another titan has been tarnished before our very eyes; but the image will surely repair itself, ala Kobe Bryant, and none of the sponsors will have the real courage to pull their support for good from such a cash cow as this - especially in this economy.

        No, they will wait it out, as Tiger himself seems to have decided to do, retiring to his own personal island to do penance for his "transgressions".

        But there is now a split, and furure Woods idolizers will have to worship under the common public knowledge that while their hero may have the look of a lion, he has the true nature of an alley cat.

        And the series of disposable bimbos and slushboxes that he has been dealing with up to now have suddenly all been replaced by a single cruel mistresss - named Karma - and it remains to be seen how he will fare in her fateful and unrelenting clutches.

        • 5 Years Ago
        no you made him a hero
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can guarantee you that this car will end up being auctioned off. In this world, the "Tiger Woods car" will be worth quite a bit over it's actual value. Sort of sad, ain't it?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why is GM providing cars to anyone? They have been in bankruptcy and have been given millions of TAXPAYERS dollars. yet they give away a car to a
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