Here's How Tiger Woods' Infidelity Was Exposed
Jeff Benedict's bestselling biography of Tiger Woods takes the lid off the scandal surrounding Wood's infidelities and his subsequent divorce.
Golfing legend Tiger Woods is riding high on a wave of success after he won the 2019 Masters and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump, but just a few years ago, his life was in tatters.
Jeff Benedict's bestselling biography, "Tiger Woods," delves into the champion's personal and professional life, and chronicles some of the most difficult challenges Woods has faced.
TIGER WOODS' DRAMATIC FALL FROM GRACE
Golf's wunderkind saw his life implode in 2009 when his numerous infidelities were made public just weeks after he won the Australian Masters.
Suddenly, Woods' incredible achievements in golf became a footnote in a cheating scandal that filled headlines all over the world.
Woods is in love again, and in a relationship with 33-year-old Erica Herman.
Woods had married Elin Nordegren in 2004, and the couple shared two children, daughter Sam Alexis, then 2 years old, and a then-newborn, Charles Axel.
Nordegren was alerted by a tabloid reporting that Rachel Uchitel had been followed to Woods room at the Crown Towers in Melbourn.
TIGER WOODS DENIED INFIDELITY
Woods vehemently denied cheating, but he phoned up all his lovers behind his wife's back over Thanksgiving asking them to take their names off their phones.
"Can you please take your name off your phone? My wife went through my phone and may be calling you," Woods said in a voicemail to lover Jamie Grubbs.
But Nordegren found a message on his phone that Woods had sent that read: "You are the only one I’ve ever loved."
Nordegren replied: "I miss you. When are we seeing each other again?" When Nordegren rang the number and Uchitel answered, the game was up for Woods.
THE INFAMOUS GOLF CLUB INCIDENT
On November 27, 2009, Woods had a car accident outside his Florida home and crashed his Cadillac Escalade SUV into a fire hydrant.
He suffered facial injuries, and these were supposedly caused by Nordegren striking him with a golf club after uncovering his many infidelities.
Later, Woods would admit to the infidelities, but many of his sponsors dropped him.
"I was wrong. I was foolish. I don't get to play by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me. I brought this shame on myself. I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife's family, my friends, my foundation, and kids all around the world who admired me," Woods confessed.
Woods and Nordegren divorced in 2010, and share custody of their two children.
TIGER WOODS IN LOVE AGAIN
Tiger Woods is back on his game, on and off the golf course. Woods is in love again, and in a relationship with 33-year-old Erica Herman.
Herman is a restaurant manager who runs Woods "The Woods" restaurant in Jupiter.
The world met Herman when Woods won the 2018 Tour Championship after years without a win. Woods hugged Herman and kissed her passionately, and "announced" his love for the petite brunette.