Numerous national and international media outlets are reporting that golf superstar Tiger Woods, a part-time Corona del Mar resident, met with a self-alleged longtime mistress at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach for at least one of their 20 trysts.
California cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs, 24, claims that she has had an affair with Woods, 33, for 31 months, according to comments attributed to her in various news reports.
Grubbs said the pair met most recently in October at the Island Hotel, where they watched “Angels and Demons” and then had sex.
Grubbs claims Woods has sent her hundreds of racy text and voice messages, and has published some of them in US Weekly, a national magazine.
Grubbs claims Woods sent her several text messages Oct. 15; photos of her iPhone showing the messages from Woods were published online and in the magazine.
The last message Oct. 15, sent at 7:13 p.m., read “Change of plans. Meet me at the island hotel. It’s a little safer. Got us a room for the night. Room 905. Its on the east side of fashion island.”
Another text read: “I will wear you out soon. You just need some attention from me.”
Woods apologized on his website Wednesday for “transgressions” and letting down his family, following a bizarre single-car accident at his Florida home last week and the naming of two alleged mistresses in the media. A third woman in New York, Rachel Uchitel, has denied sleeping with Woods.
Woods is married to former model Elin Nordegren; they have two children. Some reports indicate Woods and his wife fought about his predilections in the moments leading up to the car crash.
Woods denied that violence played a part in the crash in his open letter, and also pledged to be a better husband and father. He canceled an appearance at a golf tournament this week that he was to host.
“I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. 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,” Woods wrote.
“I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.”