Did Tiger Woods cheat on Lindsey Vonn? Is that why they broke up? That's the story the U.K.-based Daily Mail put forth on Tuesday, claiming a "close friend" told them that Woods had a one-night stand with a woman near San Diego during the week of the Farmers Insurance Open.
It's an easy story to believe. After all, Woods cheated prolifically on ex-wife Elin Nordegren, so why wouldn't he do it with Vonn in a relationship not recognized by the law? The problem, however, is that the story itself is so poorly constructed and written that it makes it impossible to regard.
Let's break it down.
Did Tiger come clean or did Lindsey find out?
Here's the first quote graph of the piece: 'He had a relapse in the sex department,' a close friend reveals to Daily Mail Online. 'Lindsey found out about women again. Always while he's on the road. Just like when he was with Elin.'
Here's a later graph: 'Lindsey found out about the cheating the easy way, if there is an easy way. She didn't check his texts. Tiger confessed. He took the opposite strategy he did with Elin and instead of hiding it, he admitted it before getting caught.'
Which was it? These quotes contradict one another -- that is, unless Lindsey found out by Woods' admission. But that's not implied here.
Vonn's location is wrong
From the Daily Mail story: In fact, she made sure to announce the mutual split right in time to be physically out of the country. She's tour in New Zealand, Chile and Europe before she returning to Vail, Colorado for training in few months.
Oh yeah? Then explain this.
On Saturday night I went to the #Tomorrowland premier at Disneyland, which meant that at 30 years old I finally got to go to Disney!!!!!! I was SO excited and I rode the magic mountain ride twice! It felt good to be a kid again 🙂 #myfirsttime #imstillakid #dreamcometrue (I'll post more pics on Facebook 🙂
That's Disneyland, not New Zealand, Chile or Europe. And the picture is posted in the Daily Mail story without a sense of irony.
The friend doesn't know how to use basic golf terms
The tournament is called the "Farmer's Insurance Open" and the "Farmers Insurance Open."
Woods had a "loss" at Torrey Pines. Nope, he withdrew.
He was "eliminated" from The Players. Nope, he meekly made the cut.
Was Elin Nordegren a strong woman or did she turn a blind eye to Woods' cheating?
Contradictory quotes again: 'But Lindsey is not like Elin, the long-suffering wife who will turn a blind eye. She knew that one relapse could lead to two and three and then he's off to the races.'
And here: 'She's another strong woman like Elin who respects herself too much.'
They got the settlement amount wrong
It's not $200 million.
Trust this if you want, but, typically, when someone has the goods, they write it better than this.