Inside Tiger Woods' Sex Rehab

Benoit Denizet-Lewis details Woods' treatment
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2010 10:50 AM CST
Updated Jan 19, 2010 10:54 AM CST
In this July 2, 2009, file photo, Tiger Woods looks down the fourth fairway at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
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(Newser) – Finally, just what you’ve been waiting for: An analysis of exactly what Tiger Woods is going through at sex rehab, courtesy of New York Times contributor and recovering sex addict Benoit Denizet-Lewis. A source confirms Woods is indeed in Mississippi’s Pine Grove/Gentle Path program, which Denizet-Lewis visited while researching a book—so he knows that the program will require Woods, for example, to sign a “celibacy contract” that includes a clause prohibiting masturbation.

More insider details: Wife Elin Nordegren will spend time in treatment with Tiger if they’re “serious about repairing the marriage”; Woods will likely have to write an “empathy letter” to Nordegren—and read it aloud (most addicts’ letters are “not nearly empathetic enough,” Denizet-Lewis writes). For her part, Nordegren will write a “cost letter” to read to her husband.

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