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Other sites are now catching up on what X17 reported exclusively on December 29th, 2009, that Tiger Woods is in sex rehab at the Arizona facility The Meadows.

A source told X17online last month that Tiger Woods had entered a private, upscale rehabilitation facility in Arizona.

The source told X17online:

    "He has been there for a few days since his handlers forced him to enter the program. They feel that if he blames his cheating on addiction, the public will forgive him."

Although Tiger's reportedly been spotted everywhere from Palm Beach (with alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel) to New York (and the private mansion of a multi-millionaire friend), a stint in rehab for Tiger seemed most logical. After singer Eric Benet was caught in a much-publicized cheating scandal during his relationship with Halle Berry, he entered rehab for sexual addiction. More recently, Californication star David Duchovny did the same in an effort to redeem his reputation and his marriage with Tea Leoni.

Our source explained Woods' motivation to get help:

    "Tiger wants to get back on top. He agreed to put golfing on hold so he could show the world how badly he feels about what he's done and to prove that he wants to correct the problems that led to his infidelity."

As for what he can expect in rehab at the Meadows, an insider told us that the rehabilitation center is extremely confidential, and they won't even confirm that a patient is at the facility (even to family members), so when visitors arrive, they can only request to see them and hope that the patient will show up.

While the facility is considered by many to be the Four Seasons of rehab, sex addicts are stamped with a scarlet letter of sorts. Our source told X17online exclusively:

    "Everyone has to wear a color-coded nametag that signifies what you’re in for. You wear it 24/7 so everyone knows exactly what your poison is from the minute they lay eyes on you. Sex addicts wear either blue or red and they not allowed to fraternize with members of the opposite sex (or if they were gay, they couldn’t talk to a member of the same sex)."

Additionally, no one is allowed to show any leg above the knee, whether its someone in for sex addiction, drug addiction or even visitors.

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