Woods' High School Sweetheart: Tiger Wrecked By Dad's Affairs

Tiger Woods' ex says "his life wasn't perfect"

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011  |  Updated 1:54 PM CDT
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Tiger Woods (L) plays around with his late father, Earl Woods after a tournament.

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Tiger's old man also played out of bounds.

A decade before copping to “infidelities” of his own, Tiger Woods was a “victim” of his late father’s cheating ways, the champion golfer’s high school sweetheart told E! News.

“He would just call crying and say, 'My dad is with another woman,' and that would be all he could say," Dina Parr told E! "He would be so upset, so I just tried to be there for him and listen to him."

Parr, 34, said she dated Woods starting when he was a junior in high school through the golf phenom’s freshman year at Stanford University in 1995. Their breakup “shocked” and “devastated” her at the time, she said (click here to see the handwritten letter Woods penned to end their relationship).

After a bevy of women have come forward to dish of alleged affairs with the world’s No. 1 golfer, Woods' wife Elin Nordegren is reportedly readying a split of her own.

Parr said she has decided to speak out so people might keep in mind that Woods' "life wasn’t perfect and [he] did have a hard childhood.”

"I remember he was crying and very upset in this one conversation, and he was like, 'I can't even believe the type of women he's going out with! She's disgusting,'” Parr told E! about Earl Woods' effect on his son. “He didn't exactly have the nicest words to say."

Still, Parr said Woods used to idolize his father, who died of cancer in 2006.

"His dad was his hero, he was everything to him, and his dad had given up a lot of things for Tiger and done so much for him," she said. "You could feel the love they had between them, the connection they had was very strong."

Parr added: "His dad was a good role model in many other ways, but in that particular area [marital fidelity]...he wasn't. 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."

Only the number of Tiger Woods' alleged mistresses – about a dozen – and the ability to "get away with it as long as he did" surprised her, Parr told E!

"But this personality trait that I started to notice in college, this untouchable arrogance, it certainly seems that it's escalated, because when you're with this many women, you have this untouchable attitude, and I think, unfortunately, it's caught up to him," she said. 
 

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