In an interview with the New York Post Tuesday, Uchitel continued to refute the allegations that she was Tiger's mistress.
"This is ridiculous. Not a word of it is true," Rachel Uchitel told The Post. "I told the Enquirer and Star that it wasn't true. I told them not only did I have information to disprove the story, but I offered to take a lie-detector test. ...
"It's just dumb stuff. I was happy to answer any of their [the National Enquirer's] questions, but they didn't want to listen to me when I denied it. I look like a home wrecker and an a-hole. And its horrible to Tiger's family. His wife must feel horrible. The worst part of it, it's not true."
In the meantime, two other women -- Kalika Moquin and Jamiee Grubbs -- were also linked to Woods. And yesterday, roughly 24 hours after telling the Post that "not a word of it is true," sources told TMZ that "[Uchitel] claims she was lying when she said she did not have an affair with Tiger Woods."
Then Uchitel's attorney, Gloria Allred, announced a Wednesday press conference, presumably to come clean on Uchitel's behalf. Except that it was canceled hours before it was to begin. Maybe Allred, who is known as much for her shrewd PR skills as her legal acumen, was sending the Woods camp a not-so-subtle message in scheduling the presser at all.
RadarOnline.com, the press conference was called off because, allegedly, "... Tiger's people are desperate to keep Rachel from talking about Tiger and that they were willing to go a long, long way to keep her silent. One source claimed that Rachel was negotiating a $1 million payoff by Tiger's people to remain silent. When asked about this, Gloria Allred told RadarOnline.com, 'no comment.'"
For Woods, things look to get worse in the short term, but the sooner he starts winning golf tournaments the better. Unfortunately, he's not scheduled to tee it up for another two months, which means that the scrutiny could intensify in the interim, especially if women from his past continue to come forward.