New book tells of Tiger Woods Bailing His Dad Out of Affair Trouble
October 19, 2010
(ChattahBox News) – Like father, like son? Apparently Tiger Woods has been paying off affairs long before Rachel Uchitel came on the scene. In a new book about Woods’ relationship with his father, author Tom Callahan claims that Woods bribed a woman to keep Earl Woods’ extramarital affair a secret and she might not have been the only one.
“Any woman who ventured within fifty feet of Earl was a potential plaintiff,” Callahan a contributing editor to Golf Digest and former Washington Post columnist writes, according to Sign on San Diego.
The payment situation though apparently created a rift between father and son that lasted for many years. Earl’s reputation as a womanizer has been documented in the past, as he and Tiger’s mother, Tida, split during Tiger’s early years. The affairs wore on Woods, and according to the book, he frequently called his high school girlfriends crying, because his father was busy with another woman.
Ironically after Tiger first returned to the Masters after his own affair scandal broke, Nike, scrambling to repair their icon’s image, produced a creepy commercial where Earl was essentially talking to Tiger from beyond.
Tiger, looking chastised and forlorn in black and white, listens as Earl says, “I want to find out what your thinking was. I want to find out what your feelings are. And did you learn anything?”
That’s an ironic question in light of this book’s claims and what Tiger was eventually caught doing.
Sign on San Diego notes that Callahan wrote the book long before Tiger’s meltdown, and didn’t set out to write a scandalous book about Earl or Tiger, and it is generally not.