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Tiger Woods' Family Blasts Him For Ignoring Ailing Half-Brother

Tiger Woods' half-siblings say their calls to the famous golfer have fallen on deaf years.

Woods' older half-sibling, Kevin, has been battling multiple sclerosis and is now confined to a wheelchair.

He needs a caretaker and is in danger of losing his San Jose home.

"I leave messages," Earl Jr. tells 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."

Earl Jr. says they haven't heard from Tiger since they buried their father's ashes in Kansas six years ago. The three children from Earl Woods' first marriage say they visited often and remained close until Tiger turned "about 15 or 16."

"But the more universal Tiger got, the less we heard from him."

"I'm very disappointed in Tiger," adds Barbara Gary Woods, Earl Woods' first wife. "Before he got all famous, they were in touch a lot."

"I'd like to slap Tiger, wake him up," lashes out Earl Jr. "I'd like to say, 'Don't come knocking on the door when you need a bone-marrow transplant.'"

"To see this is the response we get? Maybe when you see the world like he does, you don't see what other people are going through. But, seriously? You've got problems with your knee? That's nothing compared to what Kevin is going through. Nothing."

"Nobody's asking for money here, but a caregiver really would be nice for Kevin. It would make Kevin comfortable. He wouldn't have to leave his house. But we'd at least like to be able to find out how Tiger is, to find out if he's OK, and to let him know if we're OK.'

Tiger Woods has earned more than $1 billion in earnings since he entered professional golf, according to Forbes.

April 6, 2012 |

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