The National Enquirer published a story claiming that Woods had an extramarital affair with nightclub manager Rachel Uchitel (first mistress to come out publicly).
November 27, 2009
Woods crashes his car into a tree in his gated community in Florida.
December 1, 2009
US Weekly exposes San Diego cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs as yet another women to be involved with Woods (second mistress to come out). She claimed to have had a two-and-a-half-year affair with Woods, producing voice and text messages that she said Woods left her. On the same, day Woods released an apology about his transgressions. Eventually over a dozen women come forward claiming to have had affairs with Tiger.
Woods released another statement, admitting to infidelity, offering another apology and announcing an indefinite hiatus from professional golf.
December 11-13, 2009
He was dropped from several advertisers including Gillette and Accenture. More advertising cancellations continued into January 2010 from AT&T and General Motors.
January 21, 2010
Reports surface about Woods checking into a sex-rehab clinic in Hattiesburg, Miss. Meanwhile, ex-porn star Joslyn James (pictured) publicly demands an apology from Woods for leading her to believe she was his only mistress.
February 19, 2010
Woods delivered a televised speech from the PGA Tour headquarters in Ponte Verda Beach, Florida. His wife Elin was not present but his mother was.
March 16, 2010
Woods announces that he will return to professional golf at The Masters in Augusta, Georgia on April 8.
March 21, 2010
Woods gave his first sit-down interviews with both ESPN and The Golf Channel. The interviews were limited to five minutes each.
April 5, 2010
Woods fields questions from reporters at The Masters for the first time since the scandal broke.
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As Tiger Woods finally makes his return to the links, theGrio thought it would be interesting to take a look back at the recent trials and tribulations that led to his seemingly inevitable comeback. It’s hard to believe that it’s been just six months that the golf great’s sex scandal broke. In that time we’ve learned more about Tiger than we probably wanted to. And in this final act, we’ll learn if he’s lost any of the talent that made him a superstar in the first place.
WATCH THIS ‘TODAY SHOW’ SEGMENT ON THE LATEST IN THE TIGER WOODS SCANDAL: