The mathematics of race behind the many affairs of Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods may not see the end to the ongoing controversy anytime soon. In fact, the avalanche is now gathering momentum. Eleven affairs later including two unidentified mistresses his flings are now being seen through coloured glasses.
The eight known Tiger Woods mistresses are all white. The puzzling car accident, the suggestions of marital turmoil and multiple mistresses are being kept on the back burners for now.
When three white women were said to be romantically involved with Woods in addition to his blonde, Swedish wife, blogs, airwaves and barbershops had started humming, and his already tenuous standing among many blacks took a beating.
On the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner radio show, Woods was the butt of jokes all week.
"Thankfully, Tiger, you didn’t marry a black woman. Because if a sister caught you running around with a bunch of white hoochie-mamas, one parody suggests in song, she would have castrated him.
The Grinch’s Theme Song didn’t stop there, "The question everyone in America wants to ask you is, how many white women does one brother waaant?"
As one blogger, Robert Paul Reyes, wrote, "If Tiger had cheated on his gorgeous white wife with black women, the golfing great’s accident would have been barely a blip in the blogosphere." The darts reflect blacks’ resistance to interracial romance.
They also are a reflection of discomfort with a man who has smashed barriers in one of America’s whitest sports and assumed the mantle of the world’s most famous athlete, once worn by Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan.
Eight and counting:
1) Rachel Uchitel, 34, VIP hostess at a club: New Yorker and 9/11 widow. Has a reputation of dating married celebs. "She’s always popping out of her blouse," says a co-worker. "But very good at bringing VIPs to the clubs."
2) Kalika Moquin, 27, Nightclub Executive: Named Las Vegas’ 31st most influential person in nightlife circles by Life & Style magazine. Denies sex with Tiger. "She was absolutely sleeping with him. She brags about it!" an insider says.
3) Jamie Grubbs, 24, cocktail waitress, reality TV star: Works in Los Angeles. Tabloids claim they have more than 300 racy texts and one incriminating voicemail message from Tiger to Jamie saved. She’s the tell-all poster-girl of the controversy.
4) Jamie Jungers, 26, cocktail waitress, reality TV star: The busty headturner from Las Vegas started her affair with Woods in the golfer’s suburban Orlando home in 2004 when she was just 20 years old.
5) Mindy Lawton, 34, Pancake house waitress: The Orlando girl claimed she was dumped in 2007 after a 14-month affair. She said Woods never wore condoms. "Sometimes I looked like a rag doll after we’d made love. He did like it quite rough."
6) Cori Rist, 31, Night clubber: Tiger’s been diddling this 36-year-old "actress" whose filmography includes Diary of a Horny Housewife, Girl on Girl Tickle Wards, and Suck It Dry 6.
7) Holly Sampson, 36, Porn star: She met Tiger at a New York hotspot called Butter, and they’ve been spreading it around ever since. They’re saying that the secret to good golf: It’s all in the Rist.
8) Joslyn James, 38, Porn star: The brunette has the word "orgasm" tattooed on her left thigh and reportedly considered herself the golfer’s full-time mistress. In her porn roles, 34DD Joslyn specialises in kinky sex.