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Mon. Oct 19th, 2020

Frank Lloyd Wright by New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer: Al Ravenna / Public domain; Tiger Woods by The White House from Washington, DC / Public domain

S6E1: Eye of the Tiger | Frank Lloyd Wright & Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

This week, we take a look at two pretty singular individuals who might have been better off staying single. First up, Alicia has the shockingly trashy story of American architectural master Frank Lloyd Wright. This one really has everything: tons of dirtbag behavior, horrific true crime, and another one of those “great men” whose personal lives are garbage.

In a similar vein, Stacie remembers the 2009 cheating scandal that temporarily swamped golf legend-in-his-own-time Tiger Woods. No, he wasn’t cheating at golf. He was cheating on his wife, with basically every woman he’d ever met. Once the news broke, wife Elin Nordegren may or may not have taken out her rage with a golf club to their Cadillac Escalade.

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Alicia’s Receipts

Bio of Mirian Noel Wright

Paper on the Wright Family

Stacie’s Receipts

The Mysterious Mrs. Woods, by Jacob Bernstein. November 20, 2009. The Daily Beast (archived).

Woods ties the knot. October 6, 2004. BBC.

Tiger Woods buys $40 million estate. January 1, 2006. The New York Times.

Woods played U.S. Open while wife was in hospital, by Joseph White, AP Sports Writer. July 3, 2007. USA Today.

Tiger becomes dad for second time. February 8, 2009. Associated Press / ESPN.com.

Tiger Woods injured in crash. November 27, 2009. ESPN.com news services.

Update 4: Tiger Woods admits ‘transgressions,’ apologizes, by Barbara Liston. December 2, 2009. Reuters.

Chronology of the Tiger Woods scandal, by Jill Mahoney. December 9, 2009. The Globe and Mail.

Woods Says He’ll Take ‘Indefinite Break’ From Golf, by Larry Dorman. December 11, 2009. The New York Times.

Tiger Woods and wife Elin Nordegren are divorced. August 23, 2010. BBC.

The Divorce Decree

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