Tiger Woods' former mistress says scandal 'will go to her grave' as golf icon looks to win Masters

Tiger Woods' former mistress says scandal 'will go to her grave' as golf icon looks to win Masters

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 12/04/2024

- 08:45

The 48-year-old is facing the prospect of completing 23 holes in one day

Tiger Woods' former mistress has admitted she fears the scandal will follow her to her 'grave' as the 48-year-old looks to win the Masters.

Back in 2009, Rachel Uchitel was catapulted into the spotlight after it emerged she had been in a relationship with Woods behind the back of his wife at the time, Elin Nordegren.

The scandal was the biggest news in sport at the time, with Woods then divorcing from Elin in 2010.

Uchitel has spoken to the Daily Mail amid the golf star's bid to win a sixth Masters title at Augusta.

Tiger Woods Rachel Uchitel

Tiger Woods' former mistress Rachel Uchitel has spoken out amid his bid for Masters glory


And she admits she fears the scandal will never go away, saying: "When you are in a conversation piece that big that everyone wants to talk about, it's going to go to your grave.

"Well, it's, it's affected my relationships, I have a very small world, I keep it that way.

"I don't really trust a lot of people because what I've been through is something that a lot of people cannot understand."

Uchitel also admits her fling with Woods was 'one of the biggest sex scandals of all time'.

The 49-year-old has suffered a painful past, with her fiancee, James O'Grady, dying in the south tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Her father also died when she was young.

She continued: "I lost my father when I was young in a tragic way.

"I lost my fiancée from being killed by terrorists on 9/11 and I was in one of the biggest sex scandals of all time.

"There is nothing ordinary about me, so I have to date extraordinary men. And I haven't really found that.

"So, I am open, I want to have a witness to my life. I want to be married. I want to be in a relationship.

"I haven't found that right match for me yet. And I'm always hopeful that I will, every morning when I get up.

"I'm like, I'll meet him today."

Uchitel also insists she wants to move on from her affair with Woods all these years on, claiming she's eager to do 'something else that overshadows it'.

"Listen, it's not like I don't know what people think of me," she admitted.

"But I've spent the better part of 15 years trying to do something else that overshadows it.


Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is looking to win the Masters for the sixth time having last won the prestigious prize back in 2019


"Clearly, that's a really hard thing to come back as the other woman. You don't get a lot of grace in that.

"Obviously, my past is the reason that my name is in the paper, right? So that opens doors for me.

"But at the same time, I don't want to talk about my past, I want to have a platform to share what other people have been through because I think that brings us all together.

"Because feeling misunderstood is such a universal feeling."

Meanwhile, on Thursday, it was claimed Woods has 'huge regrets' about his divorce from Elin 14 years ago.

Rachel Uchitel

Tiger Woods' former mistress Rachel Uchitel has admitted she's keen to move on from the scandal that rocked the world


A source is quoted as telling In Touch magazine: “Tiger has huge regrets about letting his life with Elin slip through his fingers.

“His relationships have been disastrous ever since they split, and he misses her.”

Woods is currently believed to be single, having split from restaurant manager Erica Herman back in 2022.

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