Tiger Woods Apologizes as Alleged Mistress Jaimee Grubbs Goes Public

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

ByABC News
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.