Report: Woods ignoring sick half-brother

Half-brothers say they haven't heard from famous golfer since 2006

Published On: Apr 04 2012 04:46:05 PM CDT
Tiger Woods, green shirt

Tiger Woods has been neglecting his ill half-brother, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis and is in danger of losing his house, according to an ESPN report.

Kevin Woods, 52, was diagnosed with the disease in 2009 and has been unable to work, prompting him to reach out to Tiger for assistance.

"I leave messages," Tiger's other half-brother 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...I'd like to [slap] Tiger, wake him up," Earl Jr. said.

Kevin and Earl Jr. are the children of Earl Woods' first marriage. The siblings say they have not heard from Tiger since 2006 when his father died.

"We haven't asked Tiger for a dime...Not even tickets to a tournament. But Kevin's losing his home. He needs a caregiver and he can't have a caregiver and keep his home at the same time. And we can't do that. We don't have the means."

Tiger tees off at the Masters on Thursday in pursuit of his fifth green jacket.