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Elin Nordegren learned of Tiger Woods’ affair by sending fake text messages

tiger elinThis week marks four years since Tiger Woods notoriously crashed his car on Thanksgiving, an even that led to the unraveling of his personal and professional life.

In commemoration of the notorious night that forever changed Tiger’s life and career, the New York Post on Monday wrote a long story recapping what happened that led to Tiger crashing his Escalade and ending up unconscious and taken to the hospital. In their story, they referenced some details shared by The Daily Beast in 2010 about how the whole night unfolded. Some news outlets and websites have mistakenly said that these are new details from a new report. Though these details are actually from an old report, they’re new to me, which is why I’m sharing them.

According to the old Daily Beast report, Elin learned about the affair between Tiger and Rachel Uchitel (the one the National Enquirer first exposed) by stealing his cell phone, reading his text messages, and pretending to be him in text messages sent to Uchitel.

Tiger apparently gave Elin a heads up that The National Enquirer would be running its story alleging that Tiger and Uchitel were having an affair. Tiger supposedly convinced Elin that the relationship between him and Rachel was platonic, and he even organized a 30-minute phone conversation between Elin and Rachel to convince her that nothing was going on.

Elin was supposedly satisfied after speaking with Uchitel, but she learned on Thanksgiving that Uchitel met Tiger while he was in Australia for an event. That led to bickering between him and Elin, and Tiger supposedly took an Ambien to go to sleep to end the fighting. That’s when Elin got all snoopy on him.

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Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn reportedly ‘at odds’ over Tiger’s unwillingness to travel to Olympics

Lindsey Vonn Tiger WoodsLindsey Vonn has been extremely visible at most of the golf tournaments Tiger Woods has played in over the past year or so. Now that it is her turn to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, one would assume Tiger will return the favor and be there to support his better half. That is apparently not the case, and it could be leading to tension.

According to the National Enquirer, Woods and Vonn are “at odds” because Tiger intends to play in multiple golf tournaments while Lindsey is competing in Russia. Vonn recently joked that she is unsure if Woods would be flying to Russia because he doesn’t like the cold, but she is reportedly angry behind closed doors.

“Lindsey is demanding to be considered an equal, but she thinks Tiger still sees her only as a pretty accessory and doesn’t take her skiing career seriously,” a source reportedly told the Enquirer. “Lindsey told Tiger, ‘I supported you this season. Now, it’s your turn to support me in public. I’m not just your cheerleader — I’m a world class athlete too!’”

[RelatedLindsey Vonn says Tiger Woods is 'dorky-goofy']

The source also claimed that the arguments between the two have been “very nasty.”

While we have no way of knowing if the report is true, it is worth noting that Vonn has expressed frustration in the past over being viewed as simply Tiger’s girlfriend. She has her own athletic career and clearly wants people to acknowledge that. Time will tell if one of those people happens to be her boyfriend.

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H/T Intrigue Sports

Lindsey Vonn: Tiger Woods is ‘dorky-goofy’

Lindsey Vonn Tiger WoodsVery few people think of Tiger Woods as a “goofy” guy. There’s a reason Tiger looked hilariously awkward last month when he and Matt Kuchar busted out the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” handshake at The President’s Cup. That rare moment of light-heartedness likely didn’t surprise Lindsey Vonn.

Vonn discussed her relationship with Woods on Katie Couric’s show earlier this week. The way she described Tiger may make him a little less intimidating when he wears his red shirt on Sundays.

“He’s funny,” Vonn said when asked what Tiger is like as a person. “He’s really laid back. He’s a great guy, always making jokes, very competitive just like me. We have very similar personalities. If there’s one thing I can say it’s that he’s funny. He’s goofy, like dorky-goofy.

“He’s probably not going to be that excited that I just said that.”

I hate to have to go here, but this is the same Tiger Woods who was bagged sexting things like “I’m Blasian” with smiley faces next to it during his infamous sex scandal days. He may be incredibly serious on the golf course, but in a way we kind of knew he was dorky.

Related: Lindsey Vonn admits she’s ‘a little crazy’

H/T NBC OlympicTalk

Lindsey Vonn says she trusts Tiger Woods will not cheat on her

Lindsey Vonn Tiger WoodsTiger Woods does not exactly have the best track record when it comes to being faithful in a relationship. Let’s not sugarcoat it — the guy is pretty much the most infamous serial cheater in sports history. Despite that, he and Lindsey Vonn have been in a seemingly happy relationship for several months now. Isn’t Vonn worried that Tiger will stray from the nest?

Believe it or not, C.J. of the Minneapolis Star Tribune actually came out and asked Vonn if she trusts that Woods has been faithful to her.

“Ah, I don’t know,” the Olympic gold medalist replied. “That’s kind of a weird question. But, aah, I mean, you have to trust the person that you’re with and we’re happy and that’s all.”

C.J. noted that the interview awkwardly ended right after that question, so it doesn’t sound like Vonn appreciated it. She already admitted before that she is happy being in a relationship with Tiger but that the media coverage can be intrusive, and asking her if she thinks Tiger is cheating on her is probably the exact type of thing Lindsey was talking about.

Interestingly enough, one gossip report from a month ago claimed Vonn was the one who had been caught cheating on Tiger. Considering they have remained together, we can only assume that report was false. Then again, maybe these two are into some freaky stuff. Who knows?

H/T Huffington Post

Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar bust out ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ handshake (Video)

Tiger-Kuchar-Fresh-PrinceTiger Woods and Matt Kuchar were paired together for the morning four-ball round at The President’s Cup on Thursday. We have grown used to seeing Woods stone-faced and focused in any type of golf setting. Needless to say, a “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” handshake would typically be out of the question for Tiger.

Not at The President’s Cup, it would seem. After Kuchar knocked in a putt to birdie the first hole and give himself and Tiger an early lead, the fellow Americans broke out the high-five that Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff made famous on the 1990′s sitcom. It will be interesting to see if they do it for the remainder of the tournament, as it was obviously rehearsed ahead of time.

Could this be a new Tiger we’re seeing? Naw, he’ll probably be back to swearing up a storm by hole 15.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the original handshake, here it is:

Tiger Woods upset over two-shot penalty at BMW Championship (Video)

Tiger Woods is in the headlines once again for receiving a two-shot penalty on the course, and he is not happy about it.

Woods was hit with a two-stroke penalty in his second round at the BMW Championship on Friday after officials learned that the golfer did not report that his ball moved as he was removing some debris on the first hole.

“Tiger evidently hit it over the green and was moving some loose impediments,” PGA Tour rules official Slugger White said, via Golf Channel. “There was a little stick of some sort … next to his ball, and when he rolled that, the ball in fact moved.

“So in that situation, had he put the ball back it would have been a one‑stroke penalty. He didn’t, so he gets a two‑stroke penalty.”

Tour officials reportedly were notified about the violation while Woods was still competing on the front nine. A videographer who took video that was not shown on TV apparently recorded the moment. Tiger apparently told officials the ball only oscillated and did not move, but he was shown the video that proved otherwise (video seen at the top).

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Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught cheating on Tiger Woods

Lindsey Vonn Tiger WoodsMost people who have criticized Lindsey Vonn for dating Tiger Woods do so under the pretense that she will never be able to trust that the World’s No. 1 golfer won’t cheat on her. According to a report from the National Enquirer, Vonn is the one doing the cheating.

Before you go dismissing the story because it appeared in the Enquirer, just remember this is the same publication that broke the Woods sex scandal back in 2009. The report, which was obtained by Radar Online and will hit the shelves on Thursday, claims Vonn was seen making out with someone who was not Woods backstage at a Justin Timberlake/Jay-Z concert in Miami on Aug. 16.

“After the concert was over, Lindsey and a group of female friends, carrying drinks, made their way backstage, and Lindsey spotted a guy she very obviously knew well,” a source reportedly told the Enquirer. “She threw herself into his arms and they started on a long session of deep kissing that went on for several minutes. He was a tall, good-looking man, in his mid-40s, with graying temples. They were really going at it. They were both holding drinks, and Lindsey’s free hand was around his neck, drawing him closer, while his hand was gripping her rear end.”

Yikes. Cue all the “Tiger deserves it” talk, which I guess would be tough to argue.

“Lindsey’s not a nun,” another source told the magazine. “She’s a very physical, very attractive young woman with a very strong athlete’s ego. She wants her own fame – not his. Now it looks like she’s checking out the playing field.”

The last we heard from Lindsey regarding Tiger was when she called him the greatest of all time back on Aug. 4, so we have no way of confirming if the couple was still together as of Aug. 16. It should also be noted that Vonn has indeed expressed frustration with having to live in Tiger’s shadow.

Again, none of this can be confirmed. The only reason we give the Enquirer the benefit of the doubt is because they have earned it when it comes to Woods’ personal life. It will be interesting to see if Vonn is in attendance at the BMW Championship this weekend.

Thanks to LBS reader Meagan for the tip