Tiger Woods does not want the general public gawking at what he used to see between the sheets when he was cheating on his unsuspecting wife, the New York Post reported Tuesday.
The superstar golfer thwarted his ex-mistress Rachel Uchitel's $300,000 paycheck when he stopped her from appearing nude in the Playboy magazine after threatening to overturn her multi-million dollar settlement with him, according to a new report.
The men's magazine wanted to feature Tiger's former mistress on the cover with a direct mention of the golfer. They even tossed around a photo shoot idea that would have featured a naked Uchitel posing with a tiger cub.
"It put Rachel in significant danger of losing the millions of dollars Tiger paid her," a source told RadarOnline.
"The magazine wanted to mention Rachel's relationship with Tiger but it would have jeopardized the deal she already made with him. They refused to give her complete control of the cover so she could make sure Tiger wasn't mentioned."
The celebrity gossip website said the conditions jeopardized Uchitel's deal with Woods. As a result, she realized there was no way to pose for Playboy without taking the financial risk.
Had Uchitel gone forward with the shoot, RadarOnline reported that she would have appeared "totally naked except for her pubic area."
Woods and his wife, Elin Nordegren, divorced in August after it was made public in November 2009 that he had cheated on her with Uchitel and a bevy of other women.
The marriage was described in court documents as "irretrievably broken" with no point in trying to reconcile.
Terms of the divorce were not disclosed, except that they will share parenting of their two young children.