If Tiger Woods winds up in Wickenburg for rehab over his apparent sexual compulsion and pill addiction, local businesses are ready.
As the rumor mill seems to suggest, Tiger would be checking into the Meadows Rehabilitation Center in Wickenburg just after New Year's, and despite being a little late in covering Tiger-gate's Arizona connection, the Arizona Republic reports today that local businesses are gearing up for golf's greatest Lothario.
For example, the owner of Sundance Pizza in Wickenburg, Bob Halsey, has already placed a sign in front of his store that says "Hey, Tiger, we deliver."
Chances of Tiger ordering some of Halsey's take-out are probably unlikely -- perhaps a more suiting sign should say, "Hey, droves of paparazzi, we deliver."
If Tiger does end up in Wickenburg, the number of paparazzi who will descend on the tiny town is certain to cause a boom for the local economy. Some tabloids are even rumored to have placed, um, journalists in the rehab center to get the real dirt on the golf great.
Wickenburg residents shouldn't get their hopes up, however. The rumor mill is also suggesting that Tiger has no intentions of entering rehab since his wife is in the process of filing for divorce.
The gossip rag Radaronline.com suggests that Tiger is planning a New Year's romp to the Bahamas on his yacht -- ironically named "Privacy" -- with the same group of pals that the New York Post claims have been responsible for both collecting and hiding Tiger's women for him, including childhood friend Byron Bell and caddy Steve Williams.
Heh, If you can't trust the rumor mill, whom can you trust?