There’s no shortage of stories about Tiger Woods’ history of infidelity.
But the one that circulated in 2015 had an element that past stories haven’t: It involved the ex-wife of a fellow PGA golfer.
Woods split earlier in the year from skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn amid reports that Woods wasn’t faithful. At the time, the lone reported instance of Woods’ cheating was a one-night stand with a woman who wasn’t identified.
Anonymous sources told the Enquirer:
“Even though Tiger dated Lindsey for years, he had a “thing” for Amanda.”
“Amanda is gorgeous, and she’s known as a big flirt with the other players on the PGA tour,” said another insider. “I guess her flirty ways and good looks caught Tiger’s eye.”
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Tiger’s Agent Denied Allegations of the Affair
When Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, heard of the unsubstantiated rumors that started with the Enquirer, he shot back with denials about the affair.
FOX411 passed along Steinberg’s comment:
“Absolutely 100 percent false. Complete lie and fabrication.
2. It’s Not Clear Why Amanda & Jason Dufner Got Divorced
It came as a huge surprise when reports surfaced that Amanda had filed for divorce from Jason.
The details of why the couple split out of nowhere haven’t been specified, but the divorce settlement on March 16 read:
Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage” and there was “a complete incompatibility of temperament that the parties can no longer live together.”
The Dufners got hitched in May of 2012 and were separated in February 2015, less than three years later. They didn’t have any children.
Amanda was introduced to Jason by a friend while she was attending the University of Alabama and he was already on the PGA Tour. She is originally from Millbrook, Alabama, while he is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
EastAlabamaLiving.com has some details on their courtship:
Their first date went well, but with Dufner’s hectic schedule, he pretty much kissed her goodnight and disappeared. He did call often, and the two had long conversations, but they did not actually see each other again until both just happened to be in New Orleans for New Year’s Eve. From then on, they were inseparable.
3. Amanda Deleted Her Instagram Account After the Divorce
Prior to the divorce, Amanda was famous for her active Instagram account that she flooded daily with photos of her lifestyle. However, as soon as the divorce was made public, she stepped away from social media.
She did, however, keep an Instagram account for Prince Louie, her beloved French Bulldog, and she continues to post pictures there.
4. Reports Allege Woods Cheated on Lindsey Vonn
Woods and Vonn ended their relationship in May 2015, and even though they publicly declared it was for mutual reasons, the rumor mill still started up.
This time, it was the Daily Mail with the unfounded claim.
“He had a relapse in the sex department,” said an anonymous source. “Lindsey found out about women again. Always while he’s on the road. Just like when he was with Elin (Nordegren, Tiger’s ex-wife).”
The one-time slip allegedly occurred in February in San Diego after Woods withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open because of back pain. Woods eventually came clean about the one-night stand to Vonn after he realized he was spotted with the woman, according to the Daily Mail, but that was it for the relationship.
5. Tiger Reportedly Flew Amanda to His U.S. Open Practice Round
A source mentioned that Tiger flew Amanda out to Chambers Bay in Seattle for his practice round before the U.S. Open, according to FOX Sports.
As with the other rumors, this was unverified. Moreover, a month after the rumors swirled, Woods and Dufner chose to play a practice round at the Open Championship together, which seems to speak much louder volumes than any anonymous sources.