Tiger Woods’ agent categorically denies Amanda Dufner affair rumors
It didn’t take long for the Tiger Woods camp to fire back at an inflammatory rumor that he had an affair with Amanda Dufner, now the ex-wife of fellow PGA Tour star Jason Dufner.
The golfer’s agent, Mark Steinberg, issued a strongly worded statement to FOX News in which he vehemently disputed the allegations made in a report from the National Enquirer that a tryst between Woods and Amanda Dufner was the cause of his client’s breakup with longtime girlfriend Lindsey Vonn.
“Absolutely 100 percent false,” Steinberg stated in an e-mail to FOX411 when asked to comment. “Complete lie and fabrication.”
Steinberg continued later to deny the rumors, making the following statement to The Golf Channel: “The report is categorically false. Absolutely zero truth to that ridiculous rumor.”
The Enquirer report, as quoted in a Radar Online report published Wednesday, alleges that the source of the split between Woods and Vonn may have also been what caused the Dufners’ divorce.
“Even though Tiger dated Lindsey for years, he had a ‘thing’ for Amanda,” the report reads. “At first, it was just innocent flirting, but earlier this year it became serious.”
A source reportedly told the Enquirer that Woods and Dufner (now Boyd) have been “carrying on their steamy affair for months.”
The report, as quoted by Radar Online, goes on to allege that an insider told the Enquirer that Dufner’s ex-wife had a reputation of being “a big flirt with the other players on the PGA tour.” The so-called insider added “I guess her flirty ways and good looks caught Tiger’s eye.”
The reason behind the Dufners’ divorce, per a Golf Channel report, was cited as an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.” Amanda Dufner filed the divorce papers on March 16 after the couple allegedly separated in February.
It is worth noting that the National Enquirer was the original source that broke wide open Woods’ infidelity scandal during his marriage to Elin Nordegren.
[H/T For the Win]