ORLANDO, Fla. (CAP) - As women around the country continue to come forward and acknowledge having had flings with Tiger Woods, the saga took a strange twist today when word leaked that fellow PGA golfer Phil Mickelson also may have engaged in a sexual relationship with the embattled superstar.
"It's true," said a source close to Woods who asked not to be identified. "Phil and Tiger were more than just friends, and more than just co-workers. They were lovers, and nor were they ashamed of it.
"As far as Tiger's concerned, for at least five years, Phil was the only man who regripped his club's shaft, if you know what I mean," added the source.
According to the source, the affair began after Woods caught a glimpse of a nude Mickelson emerging from the shower in the locker room at the Augusta National Golf Club following his 2002 Masters victory. That led to an off-the-cuff discussion about how long to wait to remove the flag from the hole when putting from the green.
"Tiger got one look a those luscious man boobs of Phil's and knew he just had to get his hands on them," said the source. "Before we all knew it, Tiger had a hole in one, and Phil had a hole in two."
For their parts, both Woods and Mickelson have declined comment. However, Mickelson's publicist told CAP News during a phone interview that the claim was "unequivocably false" and that the golfer has never had anything more than a professional relationship with Woods.
"Why would Tiger say something like this?" publicist Francis McDevish said. "I tihnk it's obvious that he is just a sexual freak of nature and he must think he can shift some attention off himself by dragging Phil into his dark black hole.
"Phil doesn't even really like Tiger," added McDevish. "Not to mention that he's also not gay, bisexual or bi-curious. It's sad, actually. Sad."
Now linked to more than a dozen women along with Mickelson, rumors are beginning to surface that Woods may have engaged in a three-way with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy backstage at the Muppets Family Christmas Show that he hosted in 1999.
"I'm not confirming or denying, but I will say that in 1999, Tiger was a single man, so anything he or we may have done would have been completely okay," said Kermit. "Also, do you think it's odd that Miss Piggy's safe word is bacon? I think it's totally weird. Goodnight everybody! Yaaaaay!"
- CAP News Staff