Real, concocted or somewhere in between, information about Tiger Woods’ affairs has been trickling out for months ever since his sordid double life was exposed.
But Mark Seal’s article in the new Vanity Fair takes the examination into the golfer’s shady dalliances to a new level with interviews from four of Tiger’s women.
VF explores how the world’s greatest and most famous athlete got to such a reckless, shamelessly addicted and confused point in his life. Excerpts below …
With many of his mistresses, Woods was allegedly exceedingly cheap. Mindy Lawton says the only thing he ever bought for her was a chicken wrap from Subway.
Tiger and Jamie Jungers broke it off, the mistress claims, when he refused to help her financially. Of the women interviewed, Woods spent money on only one:
Loredana Jolie Ferriolo (above), a Playboy model and hooker he met through madam Michelle Braun, went on $15,000 shopping sprees and charged everything to him.
Guess when you’re paying for the sex anyway …
A degenerate gambler
Woods’ preferred place to stay in Las Vegas was the Mansion at the MGM Grand, where a one-bedroom suite costs $5,000 per night and he’d gamble in the exclusive VIP casino nearby. According to a source known as Robin Hood 702:
“Sometimes the only people were me, Tiger Woods, and Michael Jordan. Each of us sat at a private table and played big. Tiger plays big. Up to 30 grand a hand … when you’re playing splits and doubles, you can have 150 grand on one hand.”
Woods said in recent interviews that no one in his inner circle knew about his affairs. Come on. Jamie Jungers says, “Every time I would fly out to see [Tiger] or schedule itineraries or anything, I would always go through Bryon Bell.”
If you believe Joslyn James, she also went through Bryon.
According to another mistress, Lawton (pictured), when she alerted Tiger to the fact that The National Enquirer had caught on to their affair, he put her in contact with his agent, Mark Steinberg, who allegedly replied, “We’ll take care of it.”
Tiger Woods cannot be stopped when he pursues something he wants, such as major golf championships or intercourse with Mindy Lawton at 5:30 in the morning.
A dirty individual
Lawton says she met Woods at 5:30 one morning before he had to leave for a tournament. She was menstruating, but he insisted on having sex with her, and when the key card to his office didn’t work, he drove to a nearby parking lot.
There, they had sex in his car.
After they left, Lawton claims, reporters from The Enquirer picked up the tampon she had dropped in the parking lot and threatened to use it as part of a story.
“That’s when the cover-up, happened,” Lawton recalled, referring to Tiger’s people agreeing to have him give an exclusive interview to the Enquirer‘s sister publication Men’s Fitness in exchange for the story of their affair being scrapped.