What Does Rachel Uchitel Say About Tiger Woods in HBO's 'Tiger'?

One of the most eye-opening moments of HBO's two-part documentary Tiger, about the golf pro is an interview with Rachel Uchitel, the woman Tiger Woods had an affair with that came to light in 2009. In the documentary's second part, which aired on Sunday. Uchitel sought to clarify her side of the story.

After an interview with her was teased at the end of part one, Uchitel reveals in the documentary that her affair with the PGA champion has stuck with her for over a decade and continues to affect perceptions of her. "I have stayed quiet about this story, but at this point, I have nothing left to lose. My name hasn't lost the stigma at all. It's always been 'Rachel Uchitel comma Tiger Woods' mistress,'" she says in the documentary.

Uchitel details her first meeting with Woods in New York as well as the first time they'd had sex in Orlando, Florida. While she doesn't go into explicit details, she does explain how the aura around Tiger made her feel afterward.

"How am I ever gonna be with a mere mortal ever again? Because so many people put him on such a pedestal, and here he was in my bed, and he was mine, Tiger," she says.

Uchitel also details the steps she and Woods took to avoid fallout from Woods' then-wife Elin Nordegren after they knew that the National Enquirer story exposing their affair would be published. She says they had a phone call with Nordegren to assure her that the pair weren't having a sordid affair. Despite their best efforts, the story's eventual publication led to the very well-publicized separation and divorce between Woods and Nordegren.

For some reason, after the story was made public and multiple women claiming to have had sex or intimate relationships with the golf pro, Uchitel remained the de facto face of Wood's infidelity. Besides Nordegren, Uchitel wasn't guarded from insults coming from others. "There were probably 45 to 50 paparazzi outside of my apartment telling me that I was a homewrecker, I was a whore, telling me, 'I hope you get AIDS and die,'" she explains.

As she described her name "getting dragged through the mud," Uchitel implies that the blame for Tiger's affair was unfairly foisted upon her. "I regret that he was married, and I regret the mistakes that I made, but people came at me like they wanted to blame me for the fact that a married man cheated on his wife. It's like I was the only one who was responsible for Tiger's actions," she says.

In one of the final moments talking about the public scrutiny from the affair, Uchitel described the experience as isolating. She also says that even though she was about to publicly share her side of the story at the time, Woods' lawyers had been preparing for a settlement with Uchitel. "In the meantime, none of the people around Tiger would answer my phone calls. It made me really start to question every single thing that Tiger and I had. Finally, I said, 'You know what? I want out of this. I need to say what happened,' but before I could tell my story to the media, Tiger called me," she says

Uchitel says that the call was the first time she'd heard from the golfer since he'd gotten into a car accident, following his wife discovering his infidelity. She says that he informed her about the settlement, and how she interpreted it.

"He said to me, 'Get as much as you can,' and I think to him, that was the only way to love me at the time," she says.

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Rachel Uchitel seen on the streets of Manhattan on December 10, 2009 in New York City. In the second part of the HBO documentary "Tiger," which aired on Sunday. Uchitel sought to clarify her side of the story. James Devaney/WireImage/Getty