Girls linked to Woods are (foreground from left) Kalika Moquin, Jamie Jungers and Cory Rist. In the background (from left) are Mindy Lawton, Rachel Uchitel and .
LONDON - A leading health expert believes Tiger Woods is a sex addict who needs immediate help.
David Smallwood, addictions manager at London's Priory clinic, believes the exposure of the golfer's affairs hint at his uncontrolled craving for sex.
SEEKING NEW THRILLS
"He displays a number of the pointers such as seeking highs from outdoor sex and having many mistresses," the News of the World quoted him as saying.
However, the expert who has provided service to a number of celebrities wishes to help Woods.
He said: "I would implore him to get help. But I see him as ill, not bad.
"All of the things Woods is alleged to have done point to him having a sex addiction.
"Outdoor sex is a way of creating excitement and going higher and higher.
"If you were snorting cocaine you would start off doing one line and end up doing five grams. The more sex he has the more he will want and the more outlandish he will try to make it.
"While he's been at the top of the golfing world, my guess is he wasn't having affairs.
"He then had a bad spell, some injuries and lost some tournaments.
"He won't be getting out of the sport what he used to and perhaps he is looking for something more extreme. Maybe he is looking for another outlet for his excitement."
FANTASY GONE WILD
Lending credence to Smallwood's theory was a US Weekly report that reportedly claimed Woods sexted to one of his alleged mistresses that he had a fascination with having a threeway with her and some big name male sports and TV figures.
The magazine said Rachel Uchitel had forwarded an intimate message to friends in which Tiger said he dreamt of having some sort of orgy with Uchitel, NY Yankees Captain Derek Jeter, actor David Boreanaz and Ryan Seacrest.
The list of women Woods has been accused of having affairs could reached a dozen soon ever since his private life was exposed by his car crash accident outside his Orlando home on Nov 27.
TAKING A GAMBLE
Woods' frequent trips to Las Vegas did not go unnoticed. Several prominent Las Vegas nightclub managers said there were more women who have yet to come out of the woodwork.
“He wasn’t one to send away someone who was interested. There was a revolving door of women with Tiger,” said one. “I can think of half a dozen off the top of my head. But if you want his business - and you do - you make sure it’s kept as discreet as possible.”
VACUUM IN LIFE
One mistress said of Woods: "His big problem is, ironically, insecurity . From the age of four or five, he was destined to be a golfing legend but no one told him how to be a man. He married the dream girl, had the perfect family, but couldn't feel satisfied with that."
According to Radar Online, Woods had decided to pay between US$1mil and US$3mil (between RM3.5mil and RM11mil) to secure the silence of Uchitel, the first woman to be linked to the golfer since his nocturnal accident. Uchitel had earlier strongly denied any affair with Woods.
Apart from Uchitel, women who have been linked to the world No 1 golfer were Jamie Jungers, Cory Rist, Jamiee Grubbs, Kalika Moquin and Mindy Lawton. Lawton was said to be the golfer's first mistress.
A British TV presenter and a porn star could be next on the list of revelation.
Apparently, Woods has also agreed to pay off his wife Elin Nordegren and alter their original prenuptial agreement to ensure her more money to stay in the marriage. Under the deal, believed to be US$80mil (RM280mil), Nordegren would not tell her story should she and Woods divorce.