Pro golfer Tiger Woods is doing everything to avoid questions on why he is ignoring calls from a California half-brother, who has multiple sclerosis and is in danger of losing his home.
ESPN reports that Kevin Woods, 54, of San Jose, Calif., is in the advanced stages of the disease and is in a wheelchair. He is also losing his eye sight and can barely move his left arm.
His brother, Earl Woods Jr., said Tiger Woods — who shares a father with Kevin, Earl Jr. and Royce Woods — hasn’t responded to requests to help Kevin obtain a caregiver.
“I leave messages,” Earl Jr. told ESPN. “I leave updates on Kevin, but for whatever reason I don’t get a response. … Kevin loves Tiger. A call from Tiger would really pump Kevin up. When he doesn’t call, it just makes him feel worse.”
Woods, who is preparing to play in The Masters this week, wouldn’t comment on the situation.
The three siblings are much older than Tiger Woods and are the offspring of Earl Woods Sr. and his first wife, Barbara Gary of Kansas.
The golfer’s mother is Woods’ second wife, Kultida Punsawad.
The siblings say they have not heard from Tiger since 2006 when their father died. Earl Jr. said the family had been close until Tiger turned “15 or 16.”
“We haven’t asked Tiger for a dime,” Earl. Jr said.
It is unclear what led to the apparent falling-out between the four-time Masters winner and his siblings.