The NATIONAL ENQUIRER reported this week that Tiger Woods is cheating on his wife Elin Nordegren with 34-year-old New York City resident Rachel Uchitel.
The story places Uchitel at Woods’ Melbourne hotel when he was recently playing the Australian Masters. It also includes an on-the-record account of the relationship by Ashley Samson, an acquaintance of Uchitel.
There are three possibilities as to why Uchitel was at Woods’ hotel in Melbourne at the same time he reportedly was. She could be stalking him, meeting him for a tryst or it could be complete coincidence.
After initially lying about why she was in Australia, she admitted to an Enquirer reporter that she’d met Woods “twice” in her life, though she maintained she wasn’t there to meet him. But then why is she halfway round-the-world at his hotel in Melbourne?
From that, I think we can most likely rule out the coincidence possibility.
What about Uchitel being a stalker?
If she was, do you think Ms. Samson would go on the record, leading her name to a report identifying herself as an Uchitel acquaintance - as she details Uchitel’s relationship with Woods? What’s the odds both Samson and Uchitel were conspiring together to the Enquirer to make the whole thing up?
Remember, the Enquirer’s sister magazine STAR has previously reported extensively on Uchitel’s relationship with another married celebrity, David Boreanaz of Fox-TV’s Bones. Have you seen Uchitel hauled into court on stalking charges by Boreanaz? Or the Star sued by Boreanaz for falsifying the report? No and no.
So what does that leave us? Woods’ breaking from his stodgy, conservative, hyper-secret lifestyle to make a colossal error in judgement. It’s still hard to believe he would do such a thing, and we’re a long way from confirming the relationship. But with Uchitel a New York “party girl”, the New York tabs and online gossips will get to the bottom of this eventually.
But don’t look for any help from sports media outlets, which will be the last to acknowledge the alleged relationship - and most likely only if Woods were to admit it.