AUSTRALIAN MASTERS, Nov. 15, 2009On the course
After a sloppy Saturday in Melbourne, Woods roars back with a final-round 68, good enough to bag his seventh win of the year and make good on his $3 million appearance fee. Asked what his legacy would be Down Under, Woods smiles and says, "I got a W." Ah, not exactly...
Off the course
And so it begins. A National Enquirer reporter witnesses alleged Tiger mistress Rachel Uchitel checking into Melbourne's Crown Towers, the same hotel at which Tiger is staying. (Days later, in the wake of Woods's mysterious Thanksgiving night car accident, the Enquirer outs Tiger as a philanderer.)
Perceived stress level:
He'd gotten away with his secret life for this long, so it's hard to imagine he could have foreseen that his house of cards was finally ready to implode.