Tiger's Ladies

One year after his crash, the golfer’s harem has banded together with the alleged mistresses of Jesse James, David Arquette, and others to form a strange business alliance.

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Tiger Woods, Ex-Husband

Since the fateful morning last year when Tiger Woods crashed his car, opening Pandora’s Box, he has lost three sponsors, seven consecutive tournaments, and finally, his No.1 ranking. Woods allegedly paid Elin Nordegren, his wife, anywhere from $100 million to $750 million in a divorce settlement and the couple now shares custody of their two children. It seemed, at some point, that Woods—and his game—would never recover from salacious stories of numerous affairs and drug-fueled sexual adventures with porn stars. But according to Woods, at least, he’s not doing all that bad. “I am not the same man I was a year ago. And that’s a good thing,” he wrote in a firsthand account of “How I’ve Redefined Victory” in the Nov. 17th issue of Newsweek.

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Elin Nordegren, Ex-Wife

After a tumultuous year, to say the least, Elin seems to be bouncing back just fine. The former model is reportedly planning to sell more than $2 million in jewelry her cheating husband gave her. And this after Nordegren and Woods officially divorced, with Nordegren receiving a payout of between $110 million and $750 million, and shared custody of their two children. The year from hell started on Nov. 25, 2009, for Nordegren, after the National Enquirer reported that Woods had been cheating with New York party girl Rachel Uchitel. Two days later, Woods and his wife were involved in a mysterious incident that resulted in Woods crashing his SUV into a fire hydrant and tree outside his driveway. On Dec. 2, Woods vaguely apologized for his “transgressions”—the same day that Jaimee Grubbs was featured in an US Weekly cover story in which she claimed to have had an affair with Woods, offering more than 300 text messages and voicemails as proof.


Rachel Uchitel

No “other woman” in tabloid history has managed to get her cake and eat it too quite like Uchitel. Ordinarily, a mistress in a big celebrity scandal can expect to receive a substantial amount in exchange for silence—or a substantial amount of notoriety and a lot less money. She got both. Now, after bagging somewhere between $2 million and $10 million from Tiger Woods not to blab, she’s starring on the reality show Celebrity Rehab (apparently she’s a love and pill addict). She’s also bought a nice pad on Park Avenue for $2 million, and recently told the Daily Mail she’s getting a private investigator’s license in California. “"I should get it next month," Uchitel said, chain-smoking and asking the reporter if she looks fat. "And, yes, that means I will be hunting down cheating husbands. It is all part of me moving on with my life and I figured I may as well do something career-wise that I have a flair for."

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Tiger’s Mom, Kultida

After the news surfaced of Tiger’s infidelity, Kultida, who always stood by her son’s side at golf tournaments and public events, was reportedly very disappointed in him. “[She] is hurt, angry, and disappointed in Tiger,” a friend of Kultida’s told People magazine. “She wants to know how he could do this to his family.” Kultida was especially disappointed since Woods' father, Earl Woods, who died from prostate cancer a few years ago, was allegedly unfaithful to her many years ago, and the incident was said to have left Tiger “devastated.” Kultida Punswad, of half Thai and half Chinese descent, met Tiger’s father, Lt. Earl Woods, while he was serving in Thailand, and the two married in Brooklyn, New York, in 1969. Kultida gave birth to Eldrick—better known as “Tiger”—in 1975.

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Gloria Allred, anti-Tiger Attorney

In the wake of Tiger’s epic fall from grace, controversial defense attorney Gloria Allred emerged as Tiger’s biggest opponent. Allred, who is most famous for representing Nicole Brown Simpson's family during the O.J. Simpson murder trial, was retained by nightlife promoter Rachel Uchitel—best known as Tiger mistress No. 1. Later, Allred represented another Woods mistress, porn star Joslyn James (a.k.a. Veronica Siwik-Daniels) and even went so far as to represent Tiger Woods’ kindergarten teacher, Maureen Decker. Following Woods’ emotional press conference apology back in February, Allred went on the attack, calling Woods’ address “a staged public-relations stunt” and “a disgrace.”

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Mark NeJame

Following Tiger’s puzzling SUV crash during Thanksgiving weekend last year, Woods hired criminal-defense lawyer Mark NeJame, otherwise known as the “Johnnie Cochran” of Central Florida. Following the crash, NeJame cagily told police that neither Woods nor Nordegren would be giving interviews to the police—a move that eventually backfired, leading to rampant media speculation over the incident in question, including a false report by TMZ alleging that Woods suffered facial lacerations caused by Nordegren. NeJame, however, is best known for an amusing on-air fight with CNN host/former prosecutor Nancy Grace over the coverage of the Caylee Anthony case. Of course, Woods later consulted with fellow golfer Greg Norman’s divorce lawyer, Jeff Fisher.

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Nike, Tiger’s Sponsor

Once dubbed “the world’s most marketable athlete,” Woods lost an estimated $22 million in endorsements in 2010 thanks to his very public fall from grace. Some of the sponsors that dropped Woods include: Gatorade, AT&T, and Accenture, and Woods’ nine-year relationship with Buick also coincidentally came to an end. However, Nike and Tiger have, and presumably will always be, BFF. In 2000, he signed a then-record five-year, $105 million contract extension with Nike, and the company remained by his side following the infidelity scandal. “When his career is over, you'll look back on these indiscretions as a minor blip, but the media is making a big deal out of it right now,” said Phil Knight, the co-founder of Nike. Then, in April, Nike released a creepy ad in advance of Woods’ return to golf that saw the golfer being dressed down by the voice of his late father.

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Joslyn James

The 33-year-old porn star and sometime playmate of Woods actually went out and made an adult movie called The Eleventh Hole, in which she reenacted her “times” with the horndog golfer. She’s also doing appearances at nightclubs around the country and spent part of this month visiting Exxxotica, a large porn convention. She’s also selling her own fragrance on her website and she’s doing a reality show with other Woods paramours Holly Sampson and Jamie Jungers called Mistress Makeovers. Her plan is to have her already formidable rack made even bigger.

Holly Sampson

This other former porn star, whose affair with Woods actually seems to have preceded his marriage, is doing Mistress Makeovers, and exploring the possibility of reentering porn.

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Devon James

Twice it seemed like porn star James might have struck pay dirt. First came claims (presumably leaked by James) that Woods was the father to a love child with her. That story went nowhere—because it apparently wasn’t true. Then, in early October, she launched into a media blitz, alleging that she was actually in possession of a video with Woods and would be selling it off a la Rob Lowe or The Gogos. Not so surprisingly, the video turned out to be a fake, her onscreen “Blasian” boyfriend nothing more than a cheap imitation. Soon after, James filed for bankruptcy.