Dina Parr, Tiger Woods, Card

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Texting wasn't always Tiger Woods' preferred communication with his love interests.

Dina Parr, who dated the golf phenom when he was a junior in high school until he was a freshman at Stanford University in 1995, exclusively tells E! News that Woods dumped her via handwritten letter.

"I was completely shocked, I was devastated...It came out of nowhere," Parr recalls. "I was very confused."

E! News has obtained the note that Woods sent to his high school sweetheart on that fateful day, as well as a card he wrote her afterward in which he apologized.

But first, that letter...

Woods had it delivered to her hotel after they had just spent a seemingly great day together, Parr says, adding that he had invited her to come to Stanford for the weekend, where he was playing in a tournament.

"The reason for writing this letter is to inform you of my absolute anger and disappointment in you," reads the cursive-scrawled missive. "Today I heard from my parents that you were telling everyone in the gallery who would listen that you were Tiger's girlfriend. Then you have the nerve to tell me in the clubhouse when a reporter asked you who you were, you respond with 'just a friend.'

"My parents...and myself, never want to talk or hear from you again. Reflecting back over this relationship, I feel used and manipulated by you and your family. I hope the rest of your life runs well for you. I know this is sudden and a surprise but it is, in my opinion, much warranted."

The letter signs off, "Sincerely, Tiger," and "P.S. Please mail my necklace that I gave to you when you get back home. Don't show up at the tournament tomorrow because you are just not welcomed."

Yeah, that's going to leave a mark.

"I cried for two days," Parr tells E! News. "I was devastated. I had my parents read it just to see if it was real, and they were devastated. They felt really hurt. I called his dorm room, I couldn't get a hold of him. I felt I deserved at least a phone call, at the very least."

Well, at least Woods followed up five or six months later with a holiday card containing more of an "It's not you, it's me" explanation.

"I am truly sorry for what I did to you and your family," the card states. "I regret the action I took. I know that is not the way it should have ended, for that I am truly sorry."

And to think, Woods still really needs to work on his follow-through.

(Originally published Dec. 16, 2009, at 4:45 p.m. PT)

Dina tells the full story tonight on E! News at 7/11:30 p.m. and Daily 10 at 7:30 p.m. 


Check out Tiger and Dina in happier times in our Tiger Woods: The Early Years gallery.

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