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Thursday
May232013

Golfer Under Fire for Racist Comments About Tiger Woods 

David Cannon/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Pro golfer Sergio Garcia is getting skewered over what some are calling blatant racist remarks aimed at Tiger Woods.

When jokingly asked Tuesday night if he would invite woods over for dinner at an upcoming tournament, Garcia said "we will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken."

Woods swiftly responded on Twitter, tweeting "The comment that was made wasn't silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate. I'm confident that there is real regret that the remark was made."

“My answer was totally out of place,” Garcia apologized at a press conference Wednesday. Garcia said he called Woods' agent to speak directly with him, but has not gotten through as of yet. The golfer added he does intend to apologize directly at some point.

There’s no love lost between the two golf titans. They have been battling on and off the green since the late 90s. Most recently the two squared off at the Players Championship when Garcia accused Woods of distracting him on while he was taking a shot.

“Of course he’s complaining about something,” Woods responded.

This isn't the first time Woods has been the victim of a remark considered racist. At the '97 Masters another pro golfer, Fuzzy Zoeller, was asked about Wood’s record run and responded with, “say congratulations, enjoy it and tell him not to serve fried chicken next year or collard greens or whatever the hell they serve.”

Woods forgave Zoeller after he apologized.

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Wednesday
Mar202013

Elin Nordegren, Tiger's Ex, Rumored to be Dating Billionaire

David Cannon/Getty Images(NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- Tiger Woods may be dating Lindsey Vonn,  but his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, 33, may have snagged a billionaire.

Us Weekly and the New York Post are linking Nordegren to Chris Cline, her neighbor in North Palm Beach, Fla. He owns a 34,000-square-foot, ocean-front mansion next to the $12 million mansion Nordegren has been renovating.

According to Forbes, the 53-year-old Cline is the owner of coal producer Foresight Energy and is worth a reported $1.2 billion. A native of West Virginia, Cline comes from a coal-mining family — his grandfather once mined coal and his father bought out a mining partner’s share for $500,000 and gave it to Cline when he was 21, according to Forbes.

Nordegren last dated financier Jamie Dingman, the son of billionaire Michael Dingman. They broke off their relationship in January 2012, according to People.

Nordegren and Woods divorced in 2010 after he confessed to multiple affairs.

Woods recently announced that he is in a relationship with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn.

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Tuesday
Jul312012

Elin Nordegren’s New Swedish Beau

JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Looks like Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, has a thing for athletes.

Nordegren was spotted last week with San Jose Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray, 32, at Rose Nightclub in Stockholm, according to a report by Swedish website Expressen.

Witnesses told the website the pair, who are both Swedish, was hugging and being affectionate.

The Swedes were also seen earlier this month having dinner with golf star Jesper Parnevik, who introduced Nordegren to Woods in 2001.

Although the NHL star confirmed he was at Rose Nightclub with Nordegren, he was quick to deny they were dating.

“We are only friends,” Murray told Expressen. “We are not dating and we have never dated. We have friends in common and we have only known each other for a couple of weeks.”

Nordegren, 32, split from businessman Jamie Dingman in January, who she had been linked to since last summer.

Woods’ ex currently lives with her two children in North Palm Beach, Fla. She split from the golfer in August 2010 after reports that he cheated with a parade of other women.

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Wednesday
May162012

Tiger Woods' Ex Elin Nordegren Is Single Again

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- Tiger Woods' ex Elin Nordegren is single again.

According to People magazine, Nordegren broke off her relationship with financier Jamie Dingman in January.

“She says Jamie’s a great guy -- and they’re still friends -- but I think it was just too early [after the divorce] for her to get serious with anyone,” a friend of Nordegren told the magazine.

The pair were first linked last summer. Dingman, the son of billionaire Michael Dingman, president of international investments firm Shipston Group Ltd., manages his father’s business in China. He and Nordegren’s pro golfer ex-husband reportedly share something in common -- a fling with former nightlife hostess Rachel Uchitel.

Nordegren lives with her two children in North Palm Beach, Fla., and is a part-time college student working on her psychology degree.

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Thursday
Apr052012

Tiger Woods Won't Help Half-Siblings?

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tiger Woods' half-siblings say their calls for help from the golf superstar have fallen on deaf ears.

Woods' older half-sibling Kevin Woods has been battling multiple sclerosis and is now confined to a wheelchair. He needs a caretaker and is in danger of losing his San Jose home. Kevin's brother Earl Woods Jr. told ESPN's Rick Reilly that calls to their famous sibling have gone unreturned.

"I leave messages. I leave updates on Kevin, but for whatever reason I don't get a response....Kevin loves Tiger. A call from Tiger would really pump Kevin up. When he doesn't call, it just makes him feel worse," Earl Woods Jr. said.

Woods' rep did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

Earl Woods Jr., Kevin Woods, and their sister Royce, share the same father, Earl Woods, as Tiger. They are the offspring of Earl Woods' first marriage to Barbara Gary.

The Woods siblings remained close with their half-brother until he turned "about 15 or 16," and his star started to rise, Earl Woods Jr. said. Since their father's death in 2006, the half-siblings have been unable to contact Woods at all. No one seems to know the reason for the rift.

Now Kevin Woods needs his famous brother's help, Earl Woods Jr. says.

"Nobody's asking for money here, but [a caregiver] really would be nice for Kevin. It would make Kevin comfortable. He wouldn't have to leave his house....But we'd at least like to be able to find out how Tiger is, to find out if he's OK, and to let him know if we're OK," Earl Woods Jr. told Reilly.

Barbara Gary Woods, Earl Woods' first wife, told Reilly, "I'm very disappointed in Tiger. Before he got all famous, they were in touch a lot."

Earl Woods Jr. was more vehement.

"I'd like to [slap] Tiger, wake him up. I'd like to say, 'Don't come knocking on the door when you need a bone-marrow transplant.' To see this is the response we get? Maybe when you see the world like he does, you don't see what other people are going through. But, seriously? You've got problems with your knee? That's nothing compared to what Kevin is going through. Nothing," he said.

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Tuesday
Jan242012

Tiger Woods ‘Disappointed’ With Former Staffers’ Actions

Hank Haney and Tiger Woods in August 2009. Scott Halleran/Getty Images(ABU DHABI) -- Tiger Woods told reporters in Abu Dhabi Tuesday that he was not happy with the decisions of a former caddy and swing coach to speak publicly about him.

Hank Haney, Woods’ swing coach for six years, is expected to release a book in March titled The Big Miss, about his time with the former No. 1 golfer in the world.

Haney and Woods went their separate ways in 2010, after Woods had returned to the sport amid a cheating scandal that ruined his marriage and good-boy image.

Last week, Woods told ESPN.com that the move was “unprofessional” although the swing coach reportedly had not been asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement.

In November, former caddy Steve Williams was criticized for what many called a racist comment at a caddie awards dinner.

In response to a question about a celebration with his current boss, golfer Adam Scott, Williams said, “It was my aim to shove it up that black arse—-.”

Williams, who’d worked for Woods for 12 years and 13 major championships, later apologized on his website.

Woods, who was in the United Arab Emirates for his first appearance at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, said that the two former staffers’ actions had made it difficult for him to trust people.

“Am I disappointed? Yes,” Woods said Tuesday. “Frustrated? Certainly. Because I have to answer the questions....Hopefully this will end. I’m looking forward to getting out there and giving it a full season, which I haven’t done in a while.”

In December, he won his Chevron World Challenge for his first title in more than two years.

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Thursday
Oct272011

Report: Tiger Woods’ Alleged Mistress Pregnant

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- One of Tiger Wood’s alleged former mistresses, Rachel Uchitel is pregnant, Life & Style magazine reports.

An insider says Uchitel discovered she was pregnant when she and her husband auditioned as a couple for the CBS reality show The Amazing Race.  The source says Uchitel had a drug test and “it came back positive that she’s pregnant.”

Uchitel met insurance broker Matt Hahn in November 2010.  The couple was married last month in Las Vegas.

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Tuesday
Sep062011

Rachel Uchitel to Sue 'New York Post' for 9/11 Story

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Rachel Uchitel isn’t “almost happy” about how 9/11 killed her fiance.

The former nightclub hostess and Tiger Woods mistress is fuming about a story put out by the New York Post’s Page Six Magazine that quotes her as saying she’s “almost happy” her relationship with investment banker James Andrew O’Grady ended on 9/11 when O’Grady died in the World Trade Center attacks. She first made headlines in the days after 9/11, when the New York Post published a photo of her in front of Bellevue Hospital grieving for her fiance.

“I believe Andy was meant to die because he was too good,” the magazine quoted Uchitel, 36, as saying. “I’m almost happy it ended the way it did because I’ve learned so many lessons from him. It would have been tragic if we got into fights and then divorced.”

Uchitel’s publicist told ABC News that the ex-VIP hostess was misquoted and plans to sue.

“They took Rachel’s comments from another article wholly and completely out of context,” Uchitel’s publicist said in an email. “Rachel is demanding an apology and a retraction.  She is seeking legal counsel to protect her rights and to make sure this does not happen again.”

A representative for the Post did not immediately respond to ABCNews.com’s requests for comment.

A video featured on the Post’s website along with the story shows Uchitel reflecting on 9/11 but doesn’t show her saying anything that’s quoted in the story.

“I always miss Andy, that’s never changed in 10 years,” she says in the video. “It’s something that I experience as a loss every single day.”

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Monday
Jul182011

Rachel Uchitel Fuming About Tiger Woods Hush Money

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Rachel Uchitel may not be the biggest fan of Tiger Woods right now. According to TMZ.com, the former nightclub hostess returned a large sum of the $10 million she received to keep quiet about her affair with Tiger Woods. But now she's having second thoughts and may sue her lawyer, Gloria Allred, for malpractice.

Allred negotiated the settlement, which included a confidentiality clause stating that Uchitel could not talk about Woods and that if she violated the agreement, she would have to return the money and could also be sued by Woods, according to TMZ.com.

Sources told TMZ.com that by speaking with the entertainment news site and appearing on VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew to treat an "addiction to love," attorneys for Woods believe Uchitel was in violation of the agreement terms, despite never mentioning Woods on the show.

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Wednesday
May182011

Tiger Woods’ Mistress Lands Docudrama Deal

Sam Greenwood/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Tiger Woods mistress Rachel Uchitel has scored a deal with the Atlas Media Group for a docudrama based on her life and her new career as a private investigator.

Uchitel tells The New York Post, "I wasn’t interested until Atlas came along and agreed with me that the only way to do something was if it was a 'true' reality show.  I'm doing PI work now and it's stuff that would make for great TV."

Even though she has experience with cheating spouses, Uchitel says her investigations will concentrate on missing people, child custody issues, and financial forensic work.

No word yet on which cable channel will air the reality series.

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