Tiger Woods‘ alleged affair with another woman has basically been confirmed with the leaking of a voicemail left by Woods himself last Tuesday (Nov 24), the day before reports of the rumored affair first surfaced. The 33-year-old pro-golfer called his alleged jumpoff, a 24-year-old cocktail waitress from LA named Jaimee Grubbs and left a desperate message begging her to remove her hame off of her automated voicemail message. Why? Because his wife Elin had gone through his phone recently and he feared that she would be calling that number any day now!
“Hey, it’s Tiger,” he says in the voicemail, obtained by Us Magazine.com (listen above). “I need you to do me a huge favor. Can you please take your name off your phone? My wife went through my phone and may be calling you. So if you can, please take your name off that. Just have it as a number on the voicemail. You got to do this for me. Huge. Quickly. Bye.”
In this week’s issue of Us Weekly (on newstands now) Grubbs details their 31-month affair. She reveals that they first hooked up in April 2007, and went on to have 20 sexual encounters.
She also shares her evidence, including more than 300 racy text messages. One from Woods begins: “I will wear you out…”
“I loved how we got along,” Grubbs tells Us Weekly. “But I knew, in the back of my mind, there could never be just us. There would always be the wife, or somebody else.”
US Magazine also says they have text messages that are going to be released later. Damn Tiger… Continue reading to peep his apology letter!
I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.
Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means. For the last week, my family and I have been hounded to expose intimate details of our personal lives. The stories in particular that physical violence played any role in the car accident were utterly false and malicious. Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect.
But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don’t share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one’s own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions.
Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it’s difficult.
I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology.