Long before he made tabloid (or even sports page) headlines, Tiger Woods was devastated by his own father’s philandering, according to his high school sweetheart.
Dina Parr, whom he dated during high school and into his freshman year in college, exclusively tells E! News that Woods would call her from the road during the summer to talk about his parents’ relationship.
“He would just call crying and say, ‘My dad is with another woman,’ and that would be all he could say,” she says. “He would be so upset, so I just tried to be there for him and listen to him.”
Woods was famously close to his dad, Earl, who died in 2006.
“He loved his father,” Parr tells E! News in the exclusive interview. “And I know that was the one thing about his dad that he could never get over. So yeah, it’s interesting that it’s turned out that he’s doing the same thing.”
More than a dozen different women have been mentioned in reports about Woods’ infidelities.
In announcing Friday that he was taking “an indefinite break” from golf, the 33-year-old struggling star finally admitted in so many words to being unfaithful to his wife of five years, Elin Nordegren.