Tiger Woods: Secrets From the Locker Room
A PGA insider spills inside details about the scandalous golf star.
Now that Tiger Woods has taken a break from golf, it shouldn’t be too surprising to learn that some of his secrets have found their way straight out of the locker room on the PGA tour. Our PGA source tells us that many of the guys on the tour had an idea of Tiger’s cheating behavior but didn’t realize just how many women were involved in his extramarital affairs. Currently, the number stands at 14 women and counting who have come forward to admit to being with Tiger over the past five years since he wed Swedish beauty Elin Nordegren.
“Tiger is not a favorite in the locker room,” the insider says. “He is not known for being particularly nice to a lot of the guys on the tour and they were not surprised when the news broke. The men gossip and it was known that Tiger was not always faithful.”
One of the reasons Tiger is not popular on the PGA tour is because he is just as cold off the course as he on it. “Tiger is a standoffish guy and that doesn’t sit well with a lot of the golfers,” the insider tells BettyConfidential. “The guys who still respect him have a very good reason for standing by him — they have made a lot of money because of Tiger Woods and the positive attention he brought to the game of golf before this scandal broke. Feelings are torn, but everyone is worried about Elin and the kids and most do hope that they can find a way to work through his problems.”
While Elin has flown to Sweden for Christmas (without Tiger) and is reportedly preparing to serve him with divorce papers, our source recommends that Tiger take plenty of time off, get help and focus on his family if he hopes to have any future success and save his endorsement deals. “He needs to spend all his energy on taking care of himself and his family. If he can rehab himself and find a way to make his family situation right, then he can come back and play great golf. That’s the best chance he has at regaining lost endorsements and any public support. But it could take years.”
Magazine and newspaper reporter Kelly Will has written celebrity columns for the New York Times, the New York Daily News and the New York Post. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/misswill.