Woods to help Haiti relief efforts

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Tiger Woods plans to help with relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti by supporting groups providing resources to children.

Tiger Woods Foundation president Greg McLaughlin said on Friday he hadn’t received any information from rap mogul Russell Simmons, who said on Twitter that Woods was providing $3 million to help with the recovery.

McLaughlin said the foundation staff was evaluating “the most appropriate role” to help the Haitian people.

“Our plan is to be part of the relief effort to help rebuild Haiti by supporting organizations that provide critical resources to young people, which is consistent with our mission and previous efforts regarding Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 tsunami,” McLaughlin said in a statement.

Woods, who has not been seen since a Nov. 27 car accident and subsequent firestorm over extramarital affairs, established the foundation when he turned pro in 1996. Its most recent annual report says it has reached over 10 million children.