Tiger Woods is at the Masters this week, his first golf tournament since the scandal broke last Thanksgiving. He’ll hold a press conference this afternoon at 2 EST, which will be his first in five months. (He did have that “I’m so sorry” speech, but that was in a carefully controlled environment with only invited guests and no questions.) I’m wondering how he’ll handle questions about his affairs, but judging from his individual interviews he seems to have prepared well for those questions. Some of you will disagree, but I think that he’s genuinely remorseful and sorry for getting caught. (Read how I worded that before you respond.) I mean that – I think he’s truly sad that he jeopardized his marriage and billion dollar public image. I’m not convinced he would have done anything differently except be more discreet if he knew how it would turn out, though.
Now that Tiger’s comeback is underway, more women have been coming out with details of “alleged” affairs. Tiger was a busy guy, and there are plenty of strippers, hookers, and opportunists who claim to have had a piece of him. There’s even a whole piece in this month’s Vanity Fair featuring Tiger’s massive indiscretions and interviews with four of his hookups. In order to fend off potential drama, there’s tight security around the Masters in Augusta, GA. All 90 of the security staff, including 8 security hired just to guard Tiger, are allegedly armed with photos of Tiger’s mistresses. That must be like a deck of cards. They should pretty much be wary of any woman between the ages of 20-50 who is even remotely attractive.
Radar Online also reports that Tiger’s wife Elin has chosen to stay away from the Masters and won’t be there. Good for her. I hope she’s busy spending Tiger’s money.
Spurned wife Elin Nordegren was not with him and is not expected to join him at the prestigious tournament.
“She did not even say goodbye to Tiger,” revealed a RadarOnline.com insider.
As RadarOnline.com has exclusively reported, Tiger’s embattled marriage to Elin continues to stall at this critical moment.
Late last week, she escaped to Key Biscayne for two-days – without Tiger – to watch tennis at the Sony Ericsson Open event.
She returned late on Friday night and avoided all contact with her philandering husband, a source revealed.
As RadarOnline.com has reported, Elin is furious at Tiger’s imminent return to world golf, believing it is too soon after his adultery scandal exploded lastNovember.
Tiger is scheduled to face the media in a pre-tournament press conference on Monday.
The tournament itself gets underway later in the week, on Thursday.
It has also emerged Tiger will be protected by a virtual army of up to 90 private bodyguards, including former Secret Service and FBI agents as well as armed deputies.
Concerned he could be confronted by one of his sexual conquests, Woods has assembled the unprecedented security and even distributed photos to the bodyguards of his alleged lovers to ensure they’re on the lookout.
The most vocal, porn star, Joslyn James has threatened to picket the tournament with friends using megaphones.
[From Radar Online]
I hope James does picket with her friends, even if she’s only doing it to promote her nearby stripping gig and ensure future opportunities as top billing on porn DVDs. (“Featuring Tiger’s mistress, Joslyn James”) I wonder what Tiger is going to discuss in his press conference today. It will probably revolve around respecting his privacy, and his family’s privacy, as he focuses on the game. Tiger should have done that a few years ago.