Tiger Woods Dead? Nope. Just a Twitter, Facebook Hoax

 @LauraMatt
on November 11 2011 2:33 PM
Tiger Woods
Rumors began circulating on Twitter that the pro-golfer id dead. However, Woods is alive and leading in Australian Open. Reuters

Is Tiger Woods Dead? That's what people on Twitter or asking since a lot of buzz about his passing began taking over Twitter and Facebook on Friday.

But it is just a hoax. Tiger Woods is not dead and he wasn't recently found dead in his home.

The legendary golfer is alive and it's looking like he is making a comeback in golf.

Global Associated News the same Web site that posted other fake celebrity death hoaxes has reported that Tiger Woods was found dead in a rental home.

Pro golfer Tiger Woods was found unresponsive in his luxury vacation rental house near the Roko Ki golf resort in the Dominican Republic earlier today and later pronounced dead from what appears to be natural causes, Global Associated News have reported, according to several news sites.

The fake news have led to these reactions from fans:

- #tigerwoodsdead is he really dead or what?? One Twitter user asked.

- Wait wait wait! Is #tigerwoodsDead, another tweeted.

- Karma hits as hard as you hit every lady but your wife. #TigerWoodsDead, another wrote on Twitter.

- Only the good die young? Let's see how much twitter blows up w #tigerwoodsdead, another tweet read.

But here is the latest on Tiger Woods.

He is currently leading the Australian Open and according to CBS, it is the first time Tiger Woods has led a tournament since the third round of the Chevron World Challenge last year.

It is also his first time against a full field since his last win two years ago in the Australian Masters, the CBS report noted, which also noted that the pro-golfer put together his best back-to-back rounds of the year with a 5-under 67 that gave him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at The Lakes.

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