Tiger Woods Gets His Tooth Fixed, Says “Even Breathing Hurt” After Camera Man Knocked It Out

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Tiger Woods said even breathing hurt after his tooth got knocked out Stan Badz/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Ouch! Tiger Woods’ pearly whites are back to looking normal after he sported a fat tooth gap at girlfriend Lindsey Vonn’s race in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, on Jan. 19. The golf pro talked to press ahead of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Jan. 27 in Scottsdale, Ariz., and explained that “it didn’t feel very good” when a man accidentally knocked out his front chomper.

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"Dude with one of those video cameras was kneeling right in front of me, stood up, turned, and caught me square in the mouth," Woods explained of the snafu, which landed him all over the Internet. "He chipped that one, cracked the other one. And then, you know, I'm trying to keep this thing on so the bloods not all over the place, and luckily he hit the one that I had the root canal on. That's the one that chipped, but the other one had to be fixed as well because it had cracks all through it."

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Tiger Woods missing a tooth in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy on January 19, 2015 AP Photo/Armando Trovati

To make matters worse, Woods couldn’t get his teeth fixed until he landed back in Florida. The flight home? “It was a joke,” he told the room.

"I couldn't eat, I couldn't drink until [the dentist] fixed them and put the temporaries on," he added. "I couldn't have anything touch it. Even breathing hurt, because any kind of air over the nerve, the tooth that was still alive, was cracked."

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