Get ready for the Internet to explode again: A journalist, author and recovering sex addict himself is reporting that Tiger Woods IS seeking out treatment for sex addiction.
Benoit Denizet-Lewis reports that a source with knowledge of the golfer's treatment has confirmed Woods is at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services in Hattiesburg, Miss., according to a story at nydailynews.com.
"We mock or it we say it's not a real addiction," said the journalist and regular New York Times Magazine contributor. "But it's very much the real deal."
The rumors about Woods seeking treatment have been percolating for several weeks as the maelstrom of Woodsgate quieted down just a bit. This is sure to spin the frenzy machine back into full gear - in addition to the Daily News, ESPN already started picking up on the story Tuesday afternoon.
Denizet-Lewis, who also contributes to the sports blog Deadspin, says that rehab for sex addiction is no different that any other addiction treatment course. He says Woods will have to sign a celibacy agreement - no masturbation, even - and will be enrolled in 12-step programs, art therapy and a most-likely cringe-inducing bought of raw truth.
"He'll do like everyone else - get up early, eat the same food and go through the same emotions. ... It's a really intense experience," Denizet-Lewis tells the Daily News.
Now, surely everyone is just gonna lay back and let the man recover in peace, right?