Socialite in Woods uproar to issue statement

Rachel Uchitel will hold a media conference Wednesday at which her lawyer, Gloria Allred, will make a statement about the New York socialite's relationship with Tiger Woods.

A New York woman who has denied having an affair with Tiger Woods has scheduled a news conference with her attorney in Los Angeles.

In a statement released Wednesday, attorney Gloria Allred said she will make a statement Thursday about Rachel Uchitel's relationship with Woods. Uchitel will be present at the news conference but will not speak, Allred said.

Last week, the National Enquirer published a story alleging the world's No. 1 golfer had been seeing Uchitel, a New York nightclub hostess, and that they recently were together in Melbourne, where Woods competed in the Australian Masters.

Uchitel denied having an affair with Woods when contacted by The Associated Press.