$1 Billion Golf Star Tiger Woods’ Infamous Scandal Has a Surprising Derek Jeter Connection

Published 12/12/2022, 6:00 AM EST

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New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter was one of the very few athletes who would make headlines for any controversy. Throughout his 20-year-long baseball career, Jeter remained dedicated to the game. And that set him apart from other athletes.

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Not many might be aware of this fact, but Jeter was once linked to a scandal in which he unknowingly played a part in. Notably, the $1 billion worth of golf legend Tiger Woods and the former Yankee have been close friends for a long time.

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The Tiger Woods scandal started with Derek Jeter

According to reports, the Tiger Woods scandal might have started with Derek Jeter. And in the most unintentional way possible. Notably, Woods reportedly had extramarital affairs with Uchitel at the time. In a 2009 article, Access Online reported that Woods and Rachel Uchitel first met at a party hosted by Derek Jeter. According to Access Online, “it was at a party at the New York Yankee star’s NYC apartment where Woods and his alleged mistress, Rachel Uchitel, first met.” 

Jeter is the last name that anyone expected to be linked to the Tiger Woods scandal, but if one looks at it closely, it’s not that surprising. Woods and Jeter have met multiple times over the years and were acquainted at the time. And Uchitel was a hostess at the time and was connected with all the people who liked to party.

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So it makes quite a bit of sense that they would meet at a party. And if the reports are true, they just so happened to meet at one of Jeter’s parties. Following Uchitel’s name being mentioned in the press, numerous women came forward, stating that they’d had relationships with Woods.

Jeter has never commented on the Tiger Woods scandal or his alleged part in it. The former Yankee shortstop has always refrained from speaking on controversial topics and would not have wanted to get involved.

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Jeter has dated multiple women as well

Derek Jeter has dated several women over the years as well. From Mariah Carey to Minka Kelly, the Yankee shortstop was always in the headlines for his romantic relationships. But he maintained a clean relationship, unlike many other athletes.

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Jeter eventually met Hannah Davis in 2012, and the rest is history. The two got engaged in 2015 and married in 2016. The Captain has three daughters with his wife and is enjoying retirement from baseball.

What do you think of Jeter’s connection to the Tiger Woods scandal? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Pranay Mukherjee

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Pranay Mukherjee is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. On completing his Bachelor’s in Mass Communication, he followed his passion for writing and started working as a content writer. His passion for sports has led him to sports journalism.
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