updated 01/12/2010 AT 2:55 PM ET
•originally published 01/12/2010 AT 3:15 PM ET
In the ever-changing story about Tiger Woods, word has resurfaced that he may have entered an upscale clinic in Arizona for sex rehab, according to sources contacted by PEOPLE.
The sources say that Woods entered The Meadows, a clinic in Wickenburg, Ariz., sometime around the holidays – a rumor that first made the rounds last month. The clinic specializes in substance abuse, as well as compulsive disorders such as gambling or sex addiction.
A sex-therapy expert who claims to be familiar with the situation says Woods, 34, showed up in Wickenburg around New Year’s and would likely plan to stay for 4 to 5 weeks of treatment. “He should be out by Valentine’s Day or thereabouts,” says the source.
The golf champ’s whereabouts have been the subject of intense speculation since he crashed his car after a Thanksgiving fight with his wife Elin Nordegren. Reports have placed him on Long Island, in the Bahamas, in Africa, on the Oregon coast – and now again in Wickenburg, a town of only 6,400 people and some 60 miles northwest of Phoenix. There was talk around town that he flew in by helicopter shortly before Christmas, though a well-placed source placed him in California with Elin and his mother for Christmas.