The influence of Tiger Woods’ father on his golfer son was considerable, helping turn him into a ‘cold-blooded assassin’ on the green – and an out-of-control womanizer in his personal life.
Earl Woods was a cheater, who spent his final years sleeping with dozens of women in a ‘house of horrors’ where sex toys were stuffed into every drawers, according to a new biography.
Earl Woods’ house – Tiger’s childhood home – became a ‘f***ing rodeo’ where women young enough to be his daughter paraded around.
One young woman who came in wearing a miniskirt and sat on Earl’s lap was immediately hired as Earl’s executive travel assistant.
Porn played on screens in the background all the time, sex toys filled the cabinets and a huge staff were paid in cash to perform sexual favors ‘at Earl’s request,’ write sports journalists Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian in their compelling new biography of the golfer titled Tiger Woods.
Benedict, a New York Times bestselling author, and Keteyian, an 11-time Emmy Award winning CBS contributor, write that Tiger’s relationship with his father is responsible for his astonishing success – but also laid the roots for his ruin.
Earl subjected his son to psychological warfare in his youth and called him a ‘little n*****’ during brutal training sessions to improve his golf game.
But another lesson that Earl appears to have taught his son was about how to behave around women.
According to the book, Earl’s womanizing was ‘well known’ to his family and that Tiger would break down in tears on the phone to friends talking about how he cheated on Kultida, his mother.
Earl’s habits included drinking, smoking and pornography that ‘drove a wedge between him and his family’.
The family creed was to keep quiet because ‘part of being a Woods was keeping secrets all in the family’, but Tiger was deeply conflicted about his father.
Tiger, 42, saw him as his hero but he could not bear his darker side.
Earl’s power over his son lasted until the early 2000s when Tiger began to shun him.
The book says that by then, when Tiger was on the best winning streak of his career, he ‘was his own man, weary of Earl’s antic’s’. Tiger grew closer to his mother, who moved out of his childhood home, leaving Earl there alone.
Earl ‘filled the voice by hiring a bevy of women’ to come to the property in Cypress, California, the book says.
According to Benedict and Keteyian, the women were ‘mostly blondes and brunettes, most of whom were young enough to be Tiger’s sister’.
‘Earl had his own executive assistant. He also had a personal assistant, traveling assistant, foundation assistant, cook, personal trainer, dog trainer, massage therapist, housekeeper and even a pedicurist.
‘According to one of them, a few of these women were employed by Tiger’s corporation but some were not and were paid in cash, their unspoken job description to do whatever it took to please Earl’.
Tiger knew by this stage that his father had repeatedly cheated on his mother and Earl made little attempt to hide it.
The authors write: ‘By 2000 Early had largely stopped showing up at tour events and the scene at Tiger’s childhood home had gotten out of hand.
‘Women came and went. Pornography played steadily on the television. Sex toys were stuffed in drawers and sexual favors were performed at Earl’s request.
‘It was a house of horrors’, recalled a former employee. ‘Every drawer, every cabinet’.
Benedict and Keteyian say that it is not clear how much Tiger knew about his father’s day to day life, but those who saw it first hand were appalled.
According to one individual with direct knowledge of the atmosphere, he called it a ‘f****ing rodeo’.
‘At one point a young woman who showed up for a job interview wearing a super-short mini skirt and cropped halter top promptly took a seat on Earl’s lap and hugged him.
SOURCE: DANIEL BATES