As more steamy details emerge about Tiger Woods’ double-life, the increasingly embattled athlete is reportedly weighing an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to defend himself. An interview for the typically media-shy Woods, especially with jilted wife Elin Nordegren at his side, would be a last-ditch effort to save his eroding brand, said The Sunday Telegraph of the U.K.
Among others developments:
* Three more alleged lovers have come forward, making it at least six women with whom Woods has cheated on wife Elin Nordegren, according to published reports. City club fixture Cori Rist, 31; Vegas waitress Jamie Jungers, 26; and Florida restaurant manager Mindy Lawton, 33, are the latest.
* Some alleged mistresses shared graphic details of their trysts, saying Woods showed his true stripes with S&M. “He really did like it quite rough,” Lawton told British tabloid News of the World.
* Woods posted a statement on his Web site yesterday thanking the sponsor of the Chevron World Challenge, the tournament he hosts but didn’t play in last week because of the injuries from his car crash. Woods’ hefty endorsements are at risk as his clean-guy image is further tarnished.
* “Saturday Night Live” poked fun at Woods with a skit that featured Blake Lively as his wife and implied she was beating him with a golf club for his “transgressions.” Critics slammed the skit for taking domestic abuse too lightly, especially because Rihanna — beaten by then-boyfriend Chris Brown earlier this year — was the musical guest.