Tiger Woods Apologizes as Alleged Mistress Jaimee Grubbs Goes Public

Jaimee Grubbs tells US Weekly intimate details of her alleged affair with Woods.

December 2, 2009, 12:36 PM

Dec. 2, 2009 — -- The day after a Los Angeles woman claimed to have had a nearly three-year affair with Tiger Woods, the golf star released a statement of his own, apologizing for his "transgressions" and vowing to be a better husband and father in the future.

"I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart," Woods said in a statement posted to his Web site. "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," Woods said. "I am dealing with my behavior and personal fallings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone."

Woods' statements comes on the same day that an issue of US Weekly magazine hit newsstands with the bombshell headline, "Yes, He Cheated," featuring photographs of the golf star, his wife Elin Nordegren and one of his alleged mistresses, Jaimee Grubbs.

US Weekly spokeswoman Ericka Souter told ABC News today that sources have also told the magazine that there are "several other women" who Woods' had relationships with, adding that it has been made clear that "Woods like to party and be in the company of women."

Rachel Uchitel, a New York City club promoter, denied an earlier National Enquirer report that she had an affair with Woods. Her attorney, Gloria Allred, called a press conference for 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Los Angeles promising a further "statement about Ms. Uchitel's relationship with Tiger Woods."

None of this sat well with Woods' fellow golfer, Jesper Parnevik, who once employed Nordegren as a nanny and apparently introduced her to Woods. He'd be extremely upset if Woods cheated, he said in a broadcast report.

"I would feel especially sad about it because I'm kind of filled with sorrow for Elin since me and my wife are at fault for hooking her up with him," Parnevik said, "and we probably thought he was a better guy than he is, then.

"I would probably have to apologize to her and hope she uses a driver next time instead of a 3-iron," he said of the golf club Nordegren allegedly used to break a window on Woods' crashed SUV. "It's a private thing, of course. But you're the guy he is, when you're the world's best athlete, you should think more before you do stuff and maybe not just do it, like Nike says."

Rumors about Woods' alleged extramarital affairs began swirling almost immediately after news broke of his early morning car crash last week.

On Nov. 27, Woods plowed his black SUV into a fire hydrant and then a tree near his Isleworth, Fla., home, causing $3,300 worth of damage to the property, according to a police report. Traveling at 30 mph in a 25 mph zone, Woods' car had $8,000 of damage.

The report also states that Woods was not tested for alcohol or drugs at the scene.

While the Florida Highway Patrol announced Tuesday that they would not be seeking criminal charges against Woods, issuing him only a $164 traffic citation for "careless driving," Woods' problems were not over.

Tiger Woods' Alleged Mistress Jaimee Grubbs Releases Text Messages

Grubbs provided US Weekly with text messages she claims Woods sent her over the past 31 months as well as a voicemail message she says he left her just days before news broke of his alleged infidelity last week.

"Hey, it's Tiger. I need you to do me a huge favor," Woods says in the message. "Can you please, uh, take your name off your phone? My wife went through my phone and may be calling you. If you can, please take your name off that and, um, what do you call it, just have it as a number on the voicemail. Just have it as your telephone number. You have to do this for me. Huge. Quickly. Bye."

Brad Garrett, a former FBI agent and ABC News consultant, said that it is not possible to authenticate the voicemail message without hearing Woods speak the same words in another context.

Grubbs tells US Weekly that she first met Woods in April 2007 at the Light nightclub in Las Vegas when he tapped her on the shoulder and said, "You don't look like you're having any fun."

What followed was a night of dancing that culminated in the duo returning to Woods' hotel suite at the MGM hotel, according to Grubbs, who says she remembers noticing that the golf star was not wearing a wedding ring.

Woods and Nordegren married in 2004.

While Woods and Grubbs spent the night in separate rooms the night they met, the cocktail waitress says that within days their relationship turned sexual at a San Diego hotel.

In the months to follow, Grubbs claims she'd meet the athlete at hotels and that he would text her messages like, "I hope you're doing well."

Other more risque messages allegedly sent from Woods to Grubbs referenced the 24-year-old's "naked body" and requested that she send him "something very naughty."

Grubbs says in the article that she had not seen Woods in over a year before this past October, when they met in Newport Beach, Calif.

"He gave me a huge hug and said, 'I've missed you. You look amazing,'" Grubbs told US. "We cuddled, watched Angels and Demons, then had sex. It was very romantic."

Claiming that she did not know about Uchitel, Grubbs said that she was "hurt" to hear about another woman.

Grubbs said that she never told Woods that she loved him -- she claims she didn't want to "scare him off" -- but says that she was "getting there."

"I have feelings for him and think maybe he cared about me," she said.

In the days following the crash, Woods stayed mostly mum about the incident besides applauding his wife for her actions, a sentiment he reiterated in today's statement: "Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect."

Woods, who was expected to host and play in the 2009 Chevron World Challenge golf tournament this week, bowed out of his commitments, citing the injuries he incurred in the accident.

So far, several of the major corporations who sponsor Woods -- including Nike and Gatorade -- have vowed to stand by the athlete.