Former mistress spills on infamous Tiger Woods sex scandal

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·4-min read
Rachel Uchitel and Tiger Woods, pictured here after their infamous affair.
Rachel Uchitel is set to reveal all about her affair with Tiger Woods. Image: Getty

A former mistress of Tiger Woods is set to break her silence on the infamous sex scandal that threatened to ruin the golf champion’s career.

Woods was caught having an affair with nightclub owner Rachel Uchitel in 2010, causing the end of his marriage with wife Elin Nordegren.

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After 10 years, Uchitel is set to reveal all in an explosive documentary about Woods’ turbulent career and life off the course.

The HBO documentary entitled “Tiger” will air in mid-December.

An HBO press release says Uchitel, “the woman at the centre of the sex scandal”, will spill the beans on their secret affair.

Uchitel told Juicy Scoop it’s time to tell her side of the story.

“I felt like people have gone so low on me, sort of about me, over the last 10 years, after all this stuff that had come out about the scandal that I felt at some point I needed to remove the shackles of what that is like to not have a voice,” she said.

“And I felt like at some point, I needed to have a voice of what that was like for me and what it's been like for me because I don't think people really get that because people just like to throw names around.

“That's a really hard way to live your life cause I've been stuck under that cloud and under that branding, and I haven't had a chance to get out of that.

“There are people that go through scandals like that, that are able to sort of slip out of it, and it's harder for a woman I think. And I deserve my own stand-up-and share-moment.

“Tiger gets to win awards or win his different tournaments. He gets to come out of things and have mishaps, and get up again, and people want to cheer for him.

“But the women don't get that so much, not just with him but with any scandal, and that's not really fair. And I just felt like I needed to be able to have a voice finally.

“Because it's been a really hard 10 years of having to just sit there and let people, in the absence of truth, let people say things about me and also just let people talk about me like they know me because they don’t.”

Rachel Uchitel, pictured here in New York in 2009.
Rachel Uchitel in New York in 2009. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)

Tiger Woods out to defend Masters title

On Friday Woods will begin his quest to defend the Masters title he won in 2019.

Nineteen months removed from that magical Sunday at Augusta National - and a quarter-century since he first played the Masters as an amateur - Woods looks very much like an aging golfer whose best days are behind him.

But this hallowed course has always been the place where he shines the brightest, no matter the personal tribulations, no matter the injuries, no matter the inevitable march of time.

Will the 44-year-old be able to muster those mystical forces one more time?

“Do I expect to contend? Yes, I do,” Woods said on Tuesday, not hesitating in the least.

This is a golf course in which having an understanding how to play and where to miss it and how to hit the shots around here, it helps.

“The golf course keeps getting longer. It gets a little bit more difficult as I've gotten older and I don't quite hit it as far.

“When I first came here, it was a lot of drivers and a lot of wedges. Now it's a little bit different and a little bit longer clubs into the holes, but still understanding how to play it definitely helps.”

Tiger Woods and ex-wife Elin Nordegren, pictured here at an NBA game in 2009.
Tiger Woods and ex-wife Elin Nordegren at an NBA game in 2009. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

It certainly helped the last time he was here.

Having battled through debilitating injuries that threatened to cut short his career, Woods pulled off an electrifying comeback in the final round to capture his fifth Masters title and 15th major championship.

“I thought that it was one of the greatest feats in the history of sports,” three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson said.

“It was an incredible comeback knowing many of the challenges he has gone through over the last few years prior to the win.”

with AAP

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