Gerald Posner of The Daily Beast was on Today this morning where he recounted the story of what really happened the night of Tiger Woods’ crash. As told through a veil of speculation and anonymous sources. Via Us Magazine:
Before the Thanksgiving crash, the sources tell Posner that Woods, 34, gave Elin, 30, advance warning that the National Enquirer was about to run a story claiming that he had an affair with NYC club manager Rachel Uchitel.
He swore to Elin that the story was false and that he had only met Uchitel once or twice at social outings. Elin remained suspicious, the sources say.
The day before Thanksgiving, as Internet rumors began to spread, Woods convinced Uchitel to talk to Elin. They had a 30-minute chat. After the conversation, Elin believed the relationship was platonic, the sources say.
But on Thanksgiving, Elin learned some of the Enquirer’s specifics about the purported affair and an argument ensued. To end the bickering, both sources confirm that Woods took Ambien to fall asleep.
While asleep, Elin looked through Woods’ cellphone, both sources tell Posner. She found Uchitel’s number (she was listed under her real name) and found a text that read, “You are the only one I’ve loved.”
Shortly after 1 a.m. in Florida, she began texting Uchitel, pretending to be Woods, according to both sources. She wrote, “I miss you,” and asked, “When are we seeing each other again?”
Uchitel texted back.
At that point, Elin called Uchitel, who answered thinking it was Woods calling.
Both sources say that Elin said something along the lines of: “I knew it was you.”
“Oh f–k!” a surprised Uchitel blurted out and hung up, one source says.
Enraged, Elin woke up Woods by screaming at him. He was disoriented, still in a stupor from the Ambien, the source says.
According to the sources, Elin began hitting him on the chest and arms with her fists, and then finally chased him from the house wielding a golf club. Shoeless, he ran into the car and barreled out of the driveway before careening off a fire hydrant and then smashing into a tree, Posner reports.
Neither source knew the details of how the rear windows in the Escalade were knocked out. One source says Woods lied to police by telling them that his wife smashed them in an attempt to free him from the wreck; he wanted to protect her.
On a brighter note, Elin supposedly visited Tiger at a rehab clinic in Mississippi this weekend where I can only assume she pulled a sock full of golf balls out of her purse then dared him to try and touch her breasts. “If we’re going to fix this marriage, it’s time to get serious about curing your sex add- WHACK! Was that seriously a dollar bill in your hand?”