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Tiger Woods' brother needs help: Siblings say golfer never calls

woodsTiger040612_optBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The family of Tiger Woods says Tiger’s half-brother, 52-year old Kevin Woods, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009, and is on the verge of losing his home. Relatives say Tiger hasn’t called Kevin since 2006.

Earl Woods Jr., another half-brother of Tiger, said no one has asked Woods for money, but now they are in need.

“He needs a caregiver and he can't have a caregiver and keep his home at the same time,” said Earl Jr., according to an ESPN report.

Earl Jr., Kevin and sister Royce are the children from Earl Woods’ first marriage. Tiger is the son of Earl and second wife Kultida Punsawad. Earl Jr. says they haven't heard from Tiger since Earl died in 2006. Earl Woods’ three children have kept out of the public eye until Kevin began getting worse.

The Woods children and Tiger were close until he was about 15 or 16 and he began getting famous, Earl Woods Jr. said, according to ABC News. Earl Woods’ first wife Barbara expressed her disappointment in Tiger, saying the family kept in touch a lot before Tiger achieved his fame.

Tiger did establish the Tiger Woods Foundation with father Earl in 1996. The organization provides scholarships and educational experiences for underserved children. They are responsible for the Tiger Woods Learning Center, a 35,000-square-foot education facility built for young people of Southern California.

According to Christian Post, Tiger keeps in touch with Earl Jr.'s daughter, Cheyenne Woods, another professional golfer who won the ACC women's championship in 2011.

Sister Royce is currently Kevin’s main caretaker. Kevin is still a fan of Woods, and will be watching him compete in the Masters from a wheelchair, to which he is confined. Woods’ spokesman did not offer comment on the story.

 
Comments (3)
3 Saturday, 07 April 2012 23:11
Car Kortroth
Tiger, Tiger, you are a loser on so many levels. One selfish, greedy little man. Shudder...
2 Saturday, 07 April 2012 19:19
Don Rodino
when are all of you going to realize what a scumbucket this creep is?
1 Saturday, 07 April 2012 15:11
Randy Roach
Well,Well it seems over the past few years we are getting a good look at the true "Tiger Woods". Early on he mezmorized all of us with his level of concentration,and his focus and raw talent.He has shown all of us that he is an intelegant person as well as an emotional young man.But through all of the excitment that has been his career we were not subject to the real Tiger.I believed in him and his persona just as many of us did until he allowed his life to explode in front of our very eyes. I remember when I first heard of his indescretions I thought that it was KARMA that brought all of that mess to the surface.And now after reading this article about how he is treating his family,I think his performances to date are well derserved and I hope he never enjoys another day on the Golf course again until he pulls his head out! Remember where you come from.

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