The first day of the U. S. Open, which is being held at the storied Pebble Beach golf course in California, wasn’t such a good day for Tiger Woods. His day probably didn’t get any better when TMZ broke the story that Devon James, one of the myriad women who claim to have been his mistress, filed a paternity action against him on the other side of the continent. She would then grant TMZ an interview claiming Tiger Woods was her son’s father and that she was petitioning the court for a DNA test. But Woods’ first day at the U. S. Open would end with reiterations of scandal in the United Kingdom, where a British documentary, “Tiger Woods: The Rise and Fall,” aired that delved into what might have been the basis for Tiger Woods’ scandalous lifestyle.
While Tiger Woods was on his way to shooting a less than stunning 74 in the first round of the U. S. open, finishing the first day five strokes behind the leader, porn star Devon James was filing paternity papers against him in Bradenton, Florida. She spoke with TMZ afterward, telling them that she was petitioning the court to force Tiger Woods to submit to a DNA test. She said that she was doing so because her mother claimed to have a DNA test from 2002 that confirms that Tiger Woods was not the father of Austin Brinling.
When asked who she believed was the father of her 9-year-old son, she said, “Tiger Woods.”
Later, when asked if she would like Tiger Woods back in her life (she allegedly had a 2-and-a-half-year affair with the golfer), she at first said, “No,” but then said, “Yeah, I would, because I would like him back in my kid’s life because, you know, it’s really hard. He’s at the age, you know, where he’s asking why his skin color’s different, why his eyes look different. That’s hard to answer.”
A documentary about Woods, “Tiger Woods: The Rise and Fall,” aired on British Channel 4 Thursday evening as well. In a bit of tabloid misdirection, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday that reporter Neal Boulton, who once worked for Men’s Fitness, revealed in the documentary that Tiger Woods had a ‘love child’ and would one day admit it. However, Neal Boulton named no names in the documentary, only claimed that the story was being suppressed and he helped Tiger hide his fatherhood. Regardless of its lack of salacious details, “Tiger Woods: The Rise and Fall” received rather good reviews.
There are also rumors that Woods paid Theresa Rogers, another alleged mistress, $3 million dollars in 2003 to keep silent about a little girl purported to be Tiger Woods’ child.