The popular extramarital affairs scandal which befell Eldrick Tont " Tiger " Woods an American golf legend whose laudable achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time was another big buzz in the media especially among his lovers.
It was a scandal that nearly crashed the career of a one-time World No. 1 who was widely regarded as the highest-paid professional athlete in the world, having earned an estimated US$90.5 million from winnings and endorsements in 2010. This article is set out to make some points on Tiger Woods scandal.
The whole imbroglio first started when on November 25, 2009, The National Enquirer a supermarket tabloid, published a story in which it was alleged that Woods was having an extramarital affair with one New York City nightclub manager with the name Rachel Uchitel, though this claim was allegedly denied by the lady.
Subsequent to this, Tiger Woods was reported to have been involved in a car accident which many people believed was self-imposed due largely to his reckless driving attitude. Although he initially denied having dangerous habit, he later admitted publicly it was his faults but insisted it was a private affair.
It should however be noted that it was this particular incident that attracted media's attention to the story of Tiger Woods scandal earlier published by The National Enquirer.
Not long after this happened, other revelations began to spring up of Woods marital infidelities when more and more women came forward with each of them claiming that he had had an affair with her at one time or the other. With this, media interest in the story grew the more.
First, when a San Diego cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs publicly claimed in the Us Weekly a gossip magazine that she had a two-and-a-half-year affair with Woods. To avoid any form of denial, she went further producing voice and text messages she received from Woods.
Leaving no time to fly, Tiger Woods immediately issued an apology to the press expressing his regret for his action but however did not give any specific reason for his action. He rather craved for privacy in the matter.
Surprisingly not quite long later again, fleets of women, over a dozen of them claimed in various media outlets that Woods had affair with them. Some of the women boasted to have possessed different nude and sex pictures of Tiger Woods which they were ready to give to the media or any law court to prove their cases.
This further broke loose as yet another bombshell in Tiger Woods scandal and pressure in the media got heightened. Responding to these allegations On December 11, Woods in press conference admitted to his involvement in multiple infidelities and that he had been unfaithful to his wife over the years.
He apologized to his fans and to his wife in particular expressing his deep regrets over all his actions.
Going by the social effects of Tiger Woods scandal, it did this veteran's career a serious blow. Part of this is losing his major sponsorships and business deals as most of the companies resist using him in their advertisement. Meanwhile, the whole world was disappointed at the turn of events revealing the marital impropriety of a man once loved and extolled by all for his prodigious golfing skill.