*Us Magazine is claiming that before Tiger Woods married Elin Nordegren in October 2004, he once tried to holler at country star LeAnn Rimes.

A friend of the 34-year-old golfer, who recently apologized to Elin for his numerous sexual transgressions during their marriage, said that Tiger was “really into” the singer back in 2002.

The unnamed source told Us Magazine that the pair “went out a few times,” saying: “They hooked up and everything. Tiger was really into her. He likes those blondes!”

But nothing ever came of the relationship, according to the source, because Rimes’s father thought Woods was too old for his daughter, who was 19 going on 20 in 2002 while Tiger was a ripe old 27.

In other Tiger news, it was announced Wednesday that the four-time Masters winner will hold a press conference on April 5, the Monday before the annual tournament at Augusta. It will be his first presser since the sex scandal broke in November.