JACKSON, January 20 – Tiger Woods is receiving treatment for sexual addiction at a sex rehabilitation clinic in nearby Hattiesburg, according to two television stations and an author on the topic.Television stations WJTV and WLBT reported, citing unnamed sources, that Woods was at the Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services center, where security is tight and dark tarps have been placed upon wire fences.
Benoit Denizet-Lewis, who wrote a book on sex addiction, wrote in a blog entry that Woods was receiving treatment at the sex-rehab facility, where he spent time while working on the book regarding sexually compulsive behavoir.
Clinic officials have refused to confirm Woods is there to the television stations. ESPN also reported officials would not confirm Woods is a patient.
Woods has admitted infidelity to wife Elin and more than a dozen women have claimed to have had affairs with the world’s top golfer, a scandal touched off when Woods drove his vehicle into a hydrant and a tree nearly two months ago.
Woods, who became a punch line for comedians in December, has said he is taking an indefinite leave from golf to sort out his personal life, giving no hint as to when he might return.
The US PGA Tour’s third event of 2010 starts Wednesday.