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The night Tiger Woods was exposed as a serial cheater

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The night Tiger Woods was exposed as a serial cheater

The life and career of the world’s greatest golfer fell apart with the swing of a club — and it wasn’t even his swing.

Four years ago this Thanksgiving, Tiger Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren, chased him out of the house with a golf club after learning he’d been unfaithful.

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She thought there was another woman, maybe two. Nordegren — along with the rest of the world — had no idea. In the years since, details have trickled out about what really happened that night.

Top of the world
Less than two weeks prior, Woods had won his first event in Australia, the Masters, by two strokes. Since 1999, not a year had gone by without him winning at least one golf major championship, and he won 14 majors from 1997 to 2008. In April 2009, he was photographed in the Oval Office meeting President Obama. On Oct. 1, Forbes named him the first athlete to earn $1 billion.

Woods was considered the greatest golfer of all time and a uniquely American success story, a multi-ethnic superstar dominating a historically white sport. He had a beautiful wife, a former model in Sweden who had been working as nanny to golf star Jesper Parnevik when she met Woods at the 2001 British Open. They had two children — daughter Sam, then 2, and newborn son Charlie — and a wholesome image that netted him $110 million in endorsements. He was 33 years old.

On Nov. 26, 2009, Woods and Nordegren, then 29, were hosting his mother for Thanksgiving at their $2.4 million mansion in Windermere, Fla., near Orlando.

The day before, at the Albertsons supermarket around the corner, the new edition of the National Enquirer was freshly slotted in the checkout racks. The banner headline read “Tiger Woods Cheating Scandal.” Inside was a spread detailing Woods’ months-long affair with a New York City nightclub hostess named Rachel Uchitel. She’d been photographed checking into the same hotel as Woods during the Australian Masters and was quoted as telling a friend: “It’s Tiger Woods! I don’t care about his wife! We’re in love!”

Wielding a golf club, Elin Nordegren chased after an Ambien-addled Tiger Woods outside their home in 2009.
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Sources close to Nordegren later told The Daily Beast that on Nov. 24, one day before the Enquirer hit stands, Woods put his wife on the phone with Uchitel, who insisted there was no truth to the imminent story. Nordegren and Uchitel spoke for 30 minutes.

Woods was satisfied; Nordegren was not. That afternoon, Woods left his cellphone unattended, and Nordegren scrolled through his call history. She found another name, Jaimee Grubbs, and called her. Nordegren got voice mail. She left a message.

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“You know who this is,” Nordegren said, “because you are f- -king my husband.”

Nordegren didn’t tell Woods, and when he retrieved his phone, he, too, called Grubbs.

His call also went to voice mail.

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“Hey, it’s, uh . . . it’s Tiger,” he said. “Can you please take your name off your phone? My wife went through my phone and, uh, may be calling you. So if you can, please take your name off that. And, um . . . just have it as a number on the voice mail. OK? You got to do this for me. Huge. Quickly. All right, bye.”

Over the next two days, Nordegren said nothing. But she read the Enquirer’s story and was shaken by the detail: Her husband had met Uchitel in June, four months after the birth of their son, at a club in New York City. Uchitel, who appeared on the front page of The Post after her fiancé was killed on 9/11, had had an affair with the actor David Boreanaz while his wife was pregnant. Uchitel’s pet name for Woods was “Bear.” She’d shown friends sexts Woods had sent and claimed Woods was getting a divorce.

‘I knew it was you’
On Thanksgiving night, after Woods, an insomniac, took an Ambien and fell asleep, Nordegren took his phone and scrolled for Uchitel’s number.

She clicked on it and found a text from her husband: “You are the only one I’ve ever loved.”

It was now 1 a.m. on Friday, and Nordegren, described by friends as an exceptionally controlled person, thought for a moment. How could she be sure to catch her husband in this lie?

She began texting Uchitel — as Woods.

“I miss you,” Nordegren wrote. “When are we seeing each other again?”

Uchitel replied immediately, expressing surprise that Woods was up.

Nordegren called Uchitel immediately. “I knew it was you,” she said. “I know everything.”

“Oh, f- -k,” Uchitel said. She hung up.

Nordegren’s screaming woke up Woods. He was woozy, but he grabbed his cellphone and ran to the bathroom, locking himself in and texting Uchitel.

“She knows,” he wrote. “I’m going to be packing.” He told her it looked like divorce.

Nordegren was still yelling at Woods, demanding he come out. When he emerged minutes later, she swiped the cellphone, took one look at his last sent message — “divorce” — and exploded. She threw it at Woods, chipping his tooth. She pummeled his chest and scratched his face. He wrested himself away, and Nordegren reached for the nearest weapon — a golf club — and began chasing him.

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Woods tore out of the house barefoot, Elin in hot pursuit, their shouts waking the neighbors. “You’ve ruined our Thanksgiving!” Woods yelled, still running. “Are you happy now?”

He hopped into his 2009 Escalade; she dashed to a golf cart. It was 2:25 a.m. Woods pulled out of the driveway at 30 mph, crushed some hedges, careened into a curb, then hit a fire hydrant before smashing into a tree. He wound up in the street, unconscious, bloody and snoring. A neighboring couple ran over, and there was Nordegren, with the golf club, the Escalade’s two back windows smashed out.

“Help us,” she said.

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Wall of silence
Woods was knocked out for six minutes; a neighbor called 911. According to Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor, officers found Nordegren “frantic” and “upset.” Woods was still on the ground, but now he had a pillow and a blanket. He was sliding in and out of consciousness, with cuts to his lips, blood pooling in his mouth. He tried to talk but made no sense; he’d also taken Vicodin.

While waiting for an ambulance, Nordegren told police it was a simple car accident — she’d been in the mansion when she heard the crash. She ran out, got in her golf cart, and when she realized it was her husband in the car, she used the golf club to extricate him.

The cops seemed skeptical.

“She supposedly got him out and laid him on the ground,” Saylor said. (Woods is 6-foot-1, 185 pounds; Nordegren is 5-foot-10 and 135 pounds.)

When the ambulance arrived, Nordegren ran back inside to get socks and shoes for Woods; when she tried to ride with him, a paramedic blocked her. The police report says she was told this looked like a domestic disturbance. Woods’ condition was listed as “serious.”

Woods was taken to Health Central Hospital, where he was treated and released. When investigators returned to the home that Friday evening, a little before 6, Nordegren invited them in and said she’d get her husband. She returned a few minutes later and said Woods was sleeping; she suggested they come by the next day at 3 p.m.

As officers pulled into the driveway that Saturday, Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, met them outside and said his client was indisposed. They should come back tomorrow at 3 p.m.

But before that meeting, investigators got a call from an attorney for Woods who said the couple would not be cooperating. Investigators petitioned for a subpoena: They wanted access to Woods’ medical records from that night. A judge denied the request, and the most the cops could do was issue a $164 ticket for careless driving.

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Bimbo in every port
Uchitel hired Gloria Allred as the scandal blew up and scheduled a press conference. It was canceled. Reports circulated that Woods had paid her $10 million to keep quiet.

Had he only been more generous, perhaps Woods could have avoided what came next — the onslaught of porn stars, strippers, escorts and party girls who said they, too, had been having sex with Tiger. But as an increasingly astonished public learned, Woods also was really cheap, only ever buying one mistress a sandwich at Subway.

That mistress was Mindy Lawton, a diner waitress who said she and Woods had sex at his family’s home in Florida and in his Escalade, in a church parking lot, tossing her tampon out the window. There was also porn star Holly Sampson, who had sex with Woods the night of his bachelor party, and her colleague Joslyn James, who said she’d gotten pregnant by Woods more than once. Exotic dancer Cori Rist revealed Woods loved eating Froot Loops while watching cartoons. Grubbs said she’d texted Woods the day after the crash, saying she’d be devastated if anything happened to him, but she never heard back and when she tried to call, the number was out of service.

By Dec. 11, 2009, two weeks after Woods’ accident, the number of known mistresses was up to 14. He lost endorsements with Nike, Gatorade, Gillette and Accenture — the latter alone earning him between $10 million and $15 million a year. He announced he was taking a leave from golf and on Nov. 30, he pulled out of the Chevron World Challenge.

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By the end of the month, Woods had entered rehab for sex addiction.

Nordegren used the time to renegotiate her prenup and mull her marriage. The day after the accident, Woods had reportedly told a friend that Nordegren had “gone ghetto” on him and that he needed to “run to Zales and get a Kobe special — a house on a finger,” referring to caught-cheating NBA star Kobe Bryant’s gift to his wife.

Woods’ golf game fell apart, and his career has never fully recovered. He now earns about $54 million in endorsements — half of what he made pre-scandal, Forbes says — and has not won a major tournament since.

Woods reportedly confessed to sleeping with 120 women, but sources close to Nordegren say she remained on the fence about leaving him until April 2010, when a 15th mistress was revealed. Her name was Raychel Coudriet. She was a daughter of the couple next door and first met Woods when she was only 14.

 

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Jennifer Aniston Allegedly Reunited With Brad Pitt, Staying In Same Penthouse In Paris, Various Rumors Say

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Jennifer Aniston Allegedly Reunited With Brad Pitt, Staying In Same Penthouse In Paris, Various Rumors Say

Last month, Woman’s Day reported Jennifer Aniston was having secret meetups with her ex-husband Brad Pitt while in Paris to film Murder Mystery 2. But sources said their reunion hadn’t quite developed into a romance yet. Aniston was apparently lending Pitt a shoulder to cry on as he dealt with real-estate issues related to his separation from Angelina Jolie. “He’s in France to sort out the never-ending issues with his ex, over the country wine chateau they once jointly owned,” an insider revealed. “It’s really wearing Brad down, and he’s leaning hard on Jen. She can’t bear seeing him upset like this.”

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We couldn’t say for sure if Aniston and Pitt met up in Paris, but we noticed a few holes in the outlet’s story. First of all, the magazine referred to Pitt as Aniston’s “on-again, off-again ex.” And since, as far as we know, Aniston and Pitt were never on again after their divorce in 2005, it was an inaccuracy worth noting. Then, of course, we were left wanting in the proof department. While the tabloid insisted Aniston and Pitt were talking again, it didn’t have any evidence of these alleged meetups.

Jennifer Aniston Spotted At Dinner With Brad Pitt?
Then, Woman’s Day returned with more tales of Aniston and Pitt’s Parisian adventures. Apparently, the former spouses met up for lunch to discuss Aniston rejoining Pitt’s Plan B production company. But there’s just no stopping Aniston and Pitt’s chemistry, so the meal reportedly stretched on into the late evening hours. “Jen and Brad are a creative team, always were,” an insider dishes. “It’s been liberating teaming up again on new movie projects so it’s no surprise that having lunch did carry on into the evening.”

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While we’d love to get a peek into this alleged dinner date, we were wondering when it could have actually happened. Paparazzi hounded Pitt throughout his trip and even caught him going out to dinner with a friend here and there. But, from what we can tell, Aniston never attended any of those get-togethers. Not to mention, we couldn’t find any indication that Aniston is interested in rejoining the production company she left behind over 15 years ago.

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Then In Touch delivered the shocking development that Aniston and Pitt had actually been living together in Paris. “It’s no coincidence that Brad and Jen are both in Paris at the same time,” an insider dished. “The pair have rekindled their romance… They’ve been holed up in the $25,000-a-night penthouse at the Four Seasons George V for months.”

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But this is where the cracks in this Aniston-Pitt Parisian fairytale really started to show. We knew Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston hadn’t been living together in Paris for months because Aniston was staying in Hawaii as late as February. The outlet also didn’t seem to care that Aniston was in France for work and likely wasn’t using the trip to rekindle things with her ex-husband. With Pitt and Aniston, we never want to say never, but it just doesn’t look like this Paris trip changed much for the friendly exes.

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Brad Pitt claimed his marriage to Jennifer Aniston had become a sham!

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Brad Pitt claimed his marriage to Jennifer Aniston had become a sham!

In the wake of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s break-up, the rumors have started making the rounds about his link-up with his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston. While the fans can’t get over Brad-Angie’s fallout, some have already been wanting to see Brad-Jen rekindle their love affair. However, Brad has claimed that he became ‘dull’ during married life with Jennifer Aniston and that he wasn’t living an ‘interesting life’.

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Thanks to Brad and Jennifer’s chemistry the couple dominated the headlines for years. The young love made their first formal appearance as a couple on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards in 1999. Taking their relationship ahead the two got hitched on July 29, 2000. Although, the couple started facing issues in their marriage and it seemed to fall apart as Angelina stepped into Brad’s life as the two started shooting for Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Soon, the power couple broke their ties in 2005 and the epic romance came to an end.

It wasn’t long enough when the world encountered Angie and Brad’s love.

Speaking to Parade, Brad cited that it was due to ‘not living an interesting life’ had led him to find comfort in the arms of Angelina. Brad said, “It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself.” Further, he went on to say his marriage to Aniston had become a ‘sham’ and that he wanted more than what she could offer. Brad continued, “I think that my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”

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In a pointed dig at the reason why he didn’t have children with Aniston, Brad said, “One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. She is such a great mom.” The comment led to Brad having to issue a statement to clarify what he meant, after a huge backlash from Jennifer’s fans. Brad said in the statement, “It grieves me that this was interpreted this way. Jen is an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly.”

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Brad eventually clarified his comments about the state of his marriage to Jennifer and looked to turn around his comments as a description of his own behavior with Jen. He said, “The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull to myself and that I am responsible for.”

Reports in the US media have suggested that Brad and Jen have been building bridges and their friendship has been growing again in the wake of Brad’s divorce from Angelina.

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Adria Biles, Simone Biles’ Sister: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Adria Biles, Simone Biles’ Sister: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Adria Biles is the younger sister of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. Like her superstar sibling, Adria Biles also competed in gymnastics at an elite level. Adria is about two years younger than Simone.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Adria Biles Competed at the Junior Elite Level as a Teenager
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Adria Biles got involved with gymnastics later than her older sister. According to Romper, Adria participated in her first competition when she was 9 years old. Simone had started in the sport when she was 6. As explained on her gym’s website, Simone visited a gym with her daycare center and “started copying other gymnasts in the back of the gym.” One of the coaches noticed her talent and encouraged her parents to sign her up for classes.

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Adria Biles eventually followed Simone’s lead and, like her sister, had a lot of talent for the sport. The online magazine The Undefeated reported in 2016 that Adria was competing at the junior level.

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She was competing at a Level 9 out of 10, as Simone Biles noted in an Instagram post from 2016 where she wrote, “good luck to my sister today competing at level 9 regionals! Sorry I can’t be there, but I’ll be cheering from here💗😚 love you sister.”

Adria reached level 9 in 2015, according to My Meet Scores. Based on her scores, it appears Adria’s best rotation was on the vault. The Dallas Morning News also reported in 2015 that Adria had reached level 9.

2. Adria Biles Is Several Inches Taller Than Simone But Says Fans Mistook Her for Simone During the 2016 Olympics
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Adria and Simone Biles are nearly two years apart in age. Simone was born in March 1997 and Adria was born in January 1999. But some fans say the two girls look like they could be twins, as Bustle and Access pointed out in 2016.

Adria stands about a head taller than her famous sister. Adria told ESPN that she is 5’2″ while Simone is just 4’8″.

But despite the height difference, Adria says she has often been mistaken for Simone. She explained to ESPN that during the 2016 Olympics in Rio, fans would get all excited to approach her because they thought she was Simone:

It’s been funny to watch her go from normal Simone to famous Simone. Even in Brazil, people came up to me every day thinking I was her. They’d ask for autographs and take pictures. And many times they didn’t speak English so I couldn’t explain that I wasn’t her. They’d just say, “Simone! Simone!” and finally I decided it was easier to just let them take a picture.

We do look alike, I’ll give them that. But I’m about 5-foot-2. Simone is 4-foot-8. I’m a good head taller than her. When we are side by side, people can definitely tell us apart.

3. Adria Was Only a Baby When She & Her Siblings Were Put in Foster Care
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Simone Biles explained in her memoir “Courage to Soar” that her biological mother, Shanon Biles, struggled with alcohol and drugs. She said concerned neighbors contacted social services when Simone was three years old. In an excerpt published by Parade, Simone described eating cereal with water because there was no milk, and a stray cat being fed instead of the children.

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Adria Biles and her three siblings, which included oldest sister Ashley and brother Tevin, were put into foster care in 2000. Adria was only about 1-year-old. But in a recent documentary for Facebook Watch, Adria said she recalls being very close with her older siblings, especially because they were all “so scared of what was going on.”

Their maternal grandfather, Ron Biles, initially took in all four children and brought them to Texas after learning they’d been put in foster care. (His wife, Nellie Biles, is Shanon Biles’ stepmother). But according to Simone’s autobiography, the siblings returned to Ohio after a few months because Ashley and Tevin wanted to be near Shanon and Ron Biles didn’t want the children to be separated from each other. But Shanon Biles never regained custody and they were put back in the foster care system.

When Simone was six and Adria was four, Ron and Nellie Biles formally adopted them. The two girls have referred to Ron and Nellie as Mom and Dad ever since. The Wall Street Journal reports Ashley and Tevin wanted to stay in Ohio. They were adopted by their great-aunt, who lived in Cleveland.

4. Adria Says Simone Has Always Been a Very Protective Big Sister
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In a recent documentary for Facebook Watch, Adria Biles described Simone as being a very protective big sister and Simone agreed with that sentiment. Simone said, “I wanted to take care of Adria obviously because she was the baby. I just felt like I needed to look out for her because if family doesn’t look out for you, who’s going to?”

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Nellie Biles added that Simone has always been “nurturing” and “motherly” toward Adria. She said they have a very close bond that has lasted for their entire lives.

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Adria explained that when they were younger, she thought of Simone as “bossy.” But that now, she understands that Simone was trying to protect her. Adria also commented that she and Simone fought “all the time” as children, as sisters close in age are prone to do, but that Simone is her best friend.

In an op-ed for ESPN in 2016, Adria lavished her sister with praise:

Simone is as outgoing as she seems, and yes, she is always laughing. She’s also kind and humble, and I’m so proud to have her as my sister. I look up to her in every way.

5. Adria Biles Posted in 2020 That She Was in School for Dental Assisting
i’m in a program right now for dental assisting then i want to do hygiene

— Adria Biles (@adria_biles) February 13, 2020

Adria Biles turned 22 in January 2021. She is active on social media but keeps the details about her personal life to a minimum.

But in February 2020, she shared on Twitter that she was still in school. She tweeted, “school is so much fun when you’re doing what you’re interested in.” Someone asked her what she was doing and Adria responded, “I’m in a program right now for dental assisting then I want to do hygiene.”

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As for gymnastics, Adria appears to have stopped competing after she graduated from high school. In April 2021, Simone shared a link to a Telegraph article that claimed, “when a pair of siblings both played the same sport professionally, the younger one was more successful.” Simone tagged Adria and wrote, “uh oh @adria_biles you better get back in the gym sister.” Adria replied, “nahh that’s all you sister” and “not the case in this case.”

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Phil Mickelson breaks down LIV Golf move, believes rival league will ‘do a lot of good for the game’

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Phil Mickelson breaks down LIV Golf move, believes rival league will 'do a lot of good for the game'

The last time Phil Mickelson played a professional golf event was in Saudi Arabia at the beginning of February. He’s no longer physically in the country, but he is now one of its representatives in London and all over the world.

It was announced this week that Mickelson is part of the LIV Golf league and was undoubtedly paid a tremendous sum of money, even though he dominated the landscape of golf for his comments earlier this year about how the folks running LIV Golf — namely the Saudi Arabian government — are a bunch of “scary motherf——.”

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Mickelson hasn’t been seen since those comments emerged in February. He missed the Masters, and he skipped the opportunity to defend his PGA Championship. He insisted on Wednesday, in his first public appearance in four months, that he was allowed to play in both but personally chose to play in neither.

On Tuesday evening, his team, the Hy Flyers, drafted Chase Koepka, Justin Harding and Ratchanon “TK” Chantananuwat in the first-ever team draft for the event that begins on Thursday at 9 a.m. ET in London. On Wednesday, he faced a series of questions from the press covering the inaugural LIV Golf event.

Lefty was not brash with his answers, instead taking more time and thought with each one, especially when he was asked about the source of the funds for which he signed up. The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia is the financial arm of a Saudi Arabian government, whose human rights track record looks like most of Mickelson’s scorecards from the last few years (horrible marks all the way around).

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“I don’t condone human rights violations at all,” Mickelson said. “Nobody here does, throughout the world. I’m certainly aware of what’s happened with Jamal Khashoggi, and I think it’s terrible. I’ve also seen the good that the game of golf has done throughout history, and I believe that LIV Golf is going to do a lot of good for the game as well. I’m excited about this opportunity, and that’s why I’m here.”

Phil Mickelson

This has been a common theme among players who showed up to London. Graeme McDowell gave a similar answer on Tuesday, which was both disgusting and eye-opening as it relates to the real reason players are playing for the Saudi-backed league (money).

“We are golfers,” said McDowell. “Speaking personally, I really feel like golf is a force of good in the world. I just try to be a great role model to kids. I know what the game of golf has taught me. I love using the game of golf as something to kind of help grow around the world. That’s pretty much what we’ve been for the last 20 years, being role models for kids and try to use this game, like I say, as a force of good really.

“We are not politicians. I know you guys hate that expression, but we are really not, unfortunately. We are professional golfers. If Saudi Arabia wanted to use the game of golf as a way for them to get to where they want to be and they have the resources to accelerate that experience, I think we are proud to help them on that journey using the game of golf and the abilities that we have to help grow the sport and take them to where they want to be.”

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In other words, they are paying exorbitant sums of money “as a way for them to get where they want to be.” McDowell actually said out loud that he was proud of that. To be clear, there has been no regime change in Saudi Arabia since Khashoggi was murdered. These are the exact same people.

Mickelson also refused to discuss whether he is or is not suspended by the PGA Tour, instead focusing on his time off from the sport.

“I’ve had a four-month break from the game that I’ve not had in over three decades,” Mickelson said. “I’ve had an opportunity to spend time with my wife, Amy, and spend time traveling to parts of the world, spend time at a place we have in Montana skiing and a hike in Sedona. It’s given me a time to continue some of the work and therapy in areas where I’m deficient in my life. It’s given me time to reflect what I want to do going forward and what’s best for me and what’s best for the people I care about.”

The other big issue he addressed was his gambling issue — which he recently disclosed to Bob Harig of Sports Illustrated had become “reckless and embarrassing” — and has been widely reported on and even speculated about regarding the reason for his jump to LIV Golf and a massive payday to begin with.

“I’ve been handling it for many years now,” Mickelson said. “Me and my family, we’ve been financially secure for — I can’t even remember for how long now. But it was certainly going to be threatened if I didn’t address this. And I did.”

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Phil Mickelson

There were not as many fireworks as expected from the six-time major winner, but his presence alone at this event says it all. Though he has not resigned from the PGA Tour like several of his other colleagues and plans to play the U.S. Open next week, Mickelson lends a gravitas to LIV Golf that helps further its success and puts the PGA Tour in an extraordinarily difficult position. Lefty’s career has been full of moments when his mouth got ahead of his actions. This was certainly not one of them, but his actions — spearheading a league he has privately denigrated — said everything you need to know.

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Tiger Woods reappears at the PNC Championship with his son Charlie

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Tiger Woods reappears at the PNC Championship with his son Charlie

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What many saw as something impossible is already a reality, Tiger Woods reappeared this Saturday in a professional golf tournament, in the first round of the PNC Championship, where he participates with his son Charlie in a competition that includes golfers teaming up with their children.

Tiger Woods

Woods appeared at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Grande Lakes in Orlando aided by a buggy on the course, although he denied that he will use it to get around on the PGA Tour.

“I’m never going to use it in a PGA Tour tournament,” Tiger said prior to the start of the PNC Championship. “It’s a different tournament here. There are legends like Lee Trevino, who is over 80 years old, or Gary Player, who we wouldn’t be able to see if it wasn’t played with them. But if the offer came, I would turn it down. If I can’t, then I can’t.”

Attendees at the PNC Championship greeted Tiger with joy and excitement, following his terrible car accident last February, which left him with shattered legs.

For Tiger, his priority is his son
The Woods did well at the start of the tournament, with decent shots and highlights, such as a beautiful drive by Charlie, which his dad later sunk with a putt, although they are still far behind as they were in 13th place, still with time to make up positions, 36 holes they will go through between Saturday and Sunday, although Tiger knows he is far from the level required to compete like in the old days.

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“I’m far from the level that a PGA Tour tournament requires. I have no stamina. I couldn’t even walk a course as flat as this one. It’s enough for me to be able to say I have my leg attached to me. This is going to take a long way. In which there are no days off and no goals. I don’t know how far I can go,” Woods said.

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However, the priority for Tiger is only one, enjoying watching his son Charlie, whether it’s playing golf or just spending quality time together.

Tiger and Charlie Woods.
Tiger and Charlie Woods.
“He has a club speed that I didn’t have. Maybe I was taller at his age, but much leaner. Like a rail. Like a 1 iron. He has mimicked a lot of my mannerisms like sons do for fathers. Because I’m not really his coach, I’m his father. And I have to educate him that studies come first. If he asks me about golf stuff later, I’ll be there,” Woods added.

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