Oh, Tiger. What a tailspin.
As nude photos and a possible shoplifting record of one of Tiger Woods' alleged mistresses surface, the latest revelation is that Woods may have been cheating on his wife with other young women -- perhaps as many as five in total.
The Woods sex saga is becoming even more sordid as the acclaimed golfer has gone from being known as one of the best to ever play the game to the world's most famous adulterer in less than a week.
TV station WFTV in Florida reported yesterday that two more women have emerged and are speaking to lawyers, claiming to have had trysts with Woods -- one as recently as three weeks ago.
On Thursday, the lawyer for one of the women originally linked to Woods, 34-year-old club hostess Rachel Uchitel, abruptly cancelled a news conference about her client's involvement with the golfer. Media speculation is that Uchitel was paid off by Woods' handlers to stop the damage from spinning out of control.
But according to celebrity website TMZ, Uchitel actually cancelled the news conference because she fears for her life. TMZ quotes sources as saying that since Woods confided in Uchitel, she knows tawdry details of his secretive affairs. Uchitel is afraid someone will harm her if she spills the beans, TMZ says.
Meanwhile, the website RadarOnline announced Friday semi-nude photos of 24-year-old Jaimee Grubb have surfaced. Grubb claims to have had an ongoing affair with Woods and may have been the catalyst for Woodsí late-night accident.
US Magazine published a story based on a voice-mail message allegedly left on Grubb's phone by Woods. In the voice mail, Woods indicated to Grubb that his wife, Elin Nordegren, had discovered the affair and may be about to confront her.
CBS's Crimesider website is also claiming that Grubb has a sordid past. The site reports that in 2004 she was arrested for shoplifting a coat at a Nordstrom store in San Diego and that Capital One Bank filed papers against her in 2007 and 2008, claiming she owned it money.
Another woman, Kalika Moquin, 27, a marketing manager for The Bank nightclub in Las Vegas, announced she "hooked up" with Woods as recently as late October, Life & Style magazine has reported.
As well, more details are emerging about the car accident that started líaffair Tiger.
Neighbours have reported they found the worldís number one ranked golfer "lying shoeless and sleeping" in the street after crashing his Escalade SUV into a fire hydrant and tree in one of the toniest neighbourhoods in Orlando.
Woods' antics have also raised the ire of the man who introduced Elin to Tiger. Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik was quoted as saying that he has "lost all respect for him, primarily as a man and a father."
The Woods family, meanwhile, is keeping silent. There have been reports that Woods and his wife are receiving couple's counselling inside their Orlando mansion. There have also been reports that a re-written prenuptial agreement is in the works, a deal that would give Elin up to $80 million US if she stays with Tiger for two more years.