Tiger Woods has been cleared as the father of the nine year-old boy of a pornstar, who goes by the stage name “Devon James.” James recently told her porn coworkers that Tiger is the father of her oldest son, who lives with his grandmother and does bear a resemblance to the golf star. (Here’s a link to some photos that were just released.) James’ mom called her daughter a pathological liar and pointed out that she has never paid child support for the three kids she dumped off on her. A paternity test was done in 2002 though, according to TMZ, and some guy in Florida was named the kid’s dad. It sounds like James’ mom was totally right about her daughter, who was just talking out of her ass.
Given all the women Tiger slept with without protection, it’s surprising that this is the only allegation we’ve heard so far. (There are other vague rumors, but nothing substantial.) I would guess that Tiger has at least one other illegitimate child that we haven’t heard of because he gave the mother/mistress enough money to make it worth her while not to sell the story.
Tiger’s wife Elin is back from China, where she was visiting her brother in Singapore with her kids. Elin may travel to California to visit Tiger during the U.S. Open, but it’s not a romantic reunion. This Friday is their daughter Sam’s third birthday and she wants to make sure that Tiger gets a chance to celebrate it with their daughter. After everything this woman has gone through, she sure is staying classy. She may not talk to Tiger, and when she does I hope she gives him a piece of her mind, but she hasn’t talked to the press either. She also hasn’t yet filed for divorce, and I would guess that she’s just getting her ducks in a row and determining what she can get first.
There’s a lot of buzz over whether Tiger will perform at the U.S. Open. Judging from his performance at tournaments so far on this comeback tour, I would say that he’ll do mediocre at best. He’s dealing with a neck injury and doesn’t seem to have his mojo back yet.
Update: According to Radar Online, this isn’t settled yet. They report that Devon James filed a paternity suit in Florida Thursday naming Woods as the father and asking for a DNA test. It could just be a ploy to squeeze money out of Tiger, or she could have a legitimate claim.