Clinton offers Tiger support?

Tiger Woods reportedly received support from Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. (REUTERS/Hans Deryk)

Tiger Woods reportedly received support from Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. (REUTERS/Hans Deryk)

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, Last Updated: 8:43 AM ET

Disgraced golfer Tiger Woods is getting support from former U.S. president Bill Clinton as he tries to rebuild his life, according to a writer for Golf Digest.

In the April issue of the magazine, writer Jaime Diaz originally reported that both Clinton and Barack Obama had lent their support to Woods. The magazine admitted an error and clarified that only Clinton, "whose experience might be particularly instructive, made a personal call to offer encouragement."

Diaz, who has had particularly close contact with the Woods family in the past, also says Woods' wife Elin Nordegren has visited him in the Mississippi clinic where he is reportedly undergoing therapy to deal with sex addiction.

The article also says the couple and their kids spent Christmas together in California.

Woods' mother, Kultida Woods, is also quoted in the piece as supportive of her son.

"He will face himself, solve the problem, and when he comes back, he will still love to play and love to win," she said.

The golfer's private life has been in the public spotlight since a bizarre car crash outside his Florida home last November revealed allegations of marital infidelity.

A couple of weeks ago, Woods issued a long and winding public apology.

After losing a number of endorsement deals since quitting golf to work on his marriage, last week Gatorade dropped him as a sponsor.


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