London, January 24 (ANI): The number of women linked to Tiger Woods has hit 19 after a blonde British mum was claimed to be the latest among his secret mistresses.
The married ace golfer reportedly paid 42-year-old Emma Rotherham, who has a daughter of 16 and another of 25, half a million dollars in exchange for her silence.
"Emma was his most recent mistress. They had a very, very passionate relationship and she has dozens of text messages and emails from him. Some were even sent while Tiger was trying to patch things up with his wife Elin," News of the World quoted a source close to Woods as saying.
"If those came out they'd bury him. He absolutely adored Emma and loved the sex. So did she. And as she lived near his Florida home in Isleworth she was always on call. They were at it all the time. Emma said Tiger was a great lover. But he never wore a condom, and she didn't take any precautions.
"The 500 grand has now bought Emma's silence and she has signed a confidentiality agreement. She's very happy and walking round with a big grin on her face - like the cat that got the cream," the source added.
The World No.1 was said to have checked into a rehabilitation centre for sexual addiction in Mississippi.
Woods previously announced he was taking an indefinite break from professional golf after admitting infidelity following the scandal that linked him to as many as 18 mistresses. (ANI)