'Law & Order' tees up Tiger inspired plot
LOS ANGELES - Tiger Woods might have skipped this week's episode of "Law & Order: Los Angeles."
The plot on Wednesday's show included a philandering golf star and his club-wielding wife. When police arrive, the bleeding athlete said his spouse was merely attempting to rescue him - in this case, from their swimming pool rather than a wrecked car.
After Woods' November 2009 car crash, he acknowledged a string of infidelities and his marriage to Elin Nordegren unraveled. The NBC crime drama goes in a very different direction, with detectives investigating the murder of a female golf pro.
The "Law & Order" franchise is known for its ripped-from-the-headlines approach, but a series spokeswoman called the episode strictly fiction. "Law & Order: Los Angeles," with Skeet Ulrich, Corey Stoll and Terrence Howard, airs 10 p.m. EST Wednesday on NBC.