Dec. 3, 2009— -- Tiger Woods released a statement Wednesday offering a "profound apology" that copped only to vague "transgressions," allowing tabloid magazines to fill in the blanks with a slew of reports that the golfer has engaged in multiple extramarital affairs.
Woods' statement was released on the same day two tabloids -- US Weekly and Life & Style -- published the names of two separate women, Kalika Moquin and Jaimee Grubbs, with whom they reported he had carried on affairs. Those magazines both followed stories by the National Enquirer over the weekend that named another woman, Rachel Uchitel.
Grubbs provided text messages and voice recordings to US Weekly, which she said are proof of a lengthy affair.Uchitel, on the other hand, has denied an affair with Woods. Gloria Allred, Uchitel's high-powered attorney, was expected to hold a press conference Thursday afternoon to address the allegations, but cancelled it Thursday morning.
The reported affairs, coming in the days after Woods crashed his Cadillac Escalade Nov. 27 outside his Florida home, have marred the squeaky clean image of the world's number one golfer, and left many fans to wonder how the sportsman has spent much of his time off the links.
"I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart," said Woods in the statement. "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," said Woods. "I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone."
The most recent report of an affair came in Life & Style Wednesday afternoon. The tabloid said the golfer of consorted with a Las Vegas nightclub executive, Moquin, 27.
According to the magazine, Moquin, a Missoula, Mont., native who works The Bank club at the Bellagio hotel, "neither confirmed nor denied an affair with Tiger."
"It's not appropriate for me to comment one way or the other," she told Life & Style. "At this time, I'm just choosing to focus on my job."
Calls to Moquin by ABCNews.com were not returned.
A co-worker, Bo Karlen, said: "I don't know much about her and Tiger. She's a marketing director at Bank. She throws parties, she hangs out with celebrities; that's her job."
Mark NeJame, Woods' lawyer, said he would not comment on any of the allegations and deferred to his client's statement posted on tigerwoods.com.
Woods' statement Wednesday came hours after US Weekly published a cover story alleging Woods had an 31-month affair with a Los Angeles cocktail waitress, Grubbs.
Grubbs, 24, told the magazine she met the golfer in 2007, two months before Woods' wife Elin Nordegren gave birth to their first child.
US Weekly also released a voicemail recording provided by Grubbs that she said Woods left on her phone three days before his car accident. On the recording, a man Grubbs said is Woods asks her to remove her name from her outgoing voicemail message because his wife found his phone and might try to contact her.
"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."
Grubbs also claimed to have some 300 text messages from Woods.
The waitress told US that she had not seen Woods for more than a year until 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."
The first of the cheating reports came in The National Enquirer over the weekend and focused on Uchitel, 34, a Las Vegas nightclub promoter.
On Tuesday, Uchitel denied the rumors.
"Not a word of it is true," she told the New York Post. "It's the most ridiculous story. It's like they are asking me to comment if there are aliens on Earth."
"I've always been the director of VIP services," Uchitel told the Post. "That's my job -- to know these people, to have a relationship with them, to hang out with them. It doesn't mean I'm having sex with them or an affair with them.
"But Tiger and I are not friends. That's a whole different ballgame. I've only met him twice," she told the paper. "I have never spoken on the phone with Tiger Woods, or texted him, ever. ... I do not have sex with celebrities, and I have not had an affair with Tiger Woods."
News of Woods' affair ruffled one fellow golfer, in particular. Jesper Parnevik, who once employed Nordegren as a nanny and apparently introduced her to Woods, said he'd be extremely upset if Woods cheated on his wife.
"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 in a broadcast report. "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 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."