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Barbro Holmberg rushed to Florida hospital

Tiger Woods' Swedish mother-in-law Barbro Holmberg is reported to be in a stable condition after being admitted to a Florida hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Barbro Holmberg rushed to Florida hospital

Health Central Hospital spokesman Dan Yates in Ocoee, Florida, told the Associated Press that Holmberg was admitted in with stomach pain.

She arrived at the hospital via ambulance in the early hours of Tuesday morning after a 911 emergency call was placed from the Woods mansion outside of Orlando.

“She’s doing well under the circumstances,” a source told the Expressen newspaper.

“It’s not life-threatening.”

Holmberg, Sweden’s former migration minister and current governor of Gävleborg County in eastern Sweden, is in the United States with her daughter Elin Nordegren amidst an ongoing scandal involving a number of alleged infidelities by her star-golfer son-in-law.

Media outlets in the United States have been speculating for much of the day about who exactly was whisked away from the Woods estate. The woman, seen in video footage shot by a local television station, was described as being a middle-aged female with blonde hair, spawning theories that it was likely Holmberg who had taken ill.

A spokesperson for Holmberg confirmed on Monday that the governor of Gävleborg had cancelled all her appearances for the week and had taken leave from her post.

The news of Holmberg’s hospitalization comes following reports that Nordegren has moved out of the Windmere mansion she shares with Woods and their two children and has decamped to another house in the area.

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Sweden’s Noren storms to French Open title as fellow Swede Kinhult falters

Sweden's Alex Noren came back from a seven-shot overnight deficit to claim a dramatic French Open victory at Le Golf National on Sunday, as the difficult closing stretch of the Ryder Cup course saw a host of challengers slip up.

Sweden's Noren storms to French Open title as fellow Swede Kinhult falters
Swedish golfer Alex Noren holds the trophy after winning the HNA Open de France, as part of the European Tour 2018, on Sunday. Photo: LUCAS BARIOULET / AFP
Fellow Swede Marcus Kinhult had entered Sunday's play with a two-shot lead but struggled through a five-over final round to end in a three-way tie for fifth.
 
World number 16 Noren fired a brilliant four-under 67 to reach seven-under par for the tournament, before sitting back and watching his rivals falter as he won by a single stroke.
 
The 35-year-old will be a key figure for Europe when the Ryder Cup gets underway on September 28, and he showed all his qualities by playing the last three holes in two-under.
 
The big-name pairing of Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm both threatened, but the two Spaniards found water at the 18th, while world number two Justin Thomas never seriously contended.
 
Julian Suri, who was looking to become the first American winner of the event since Barry Jaeckel in 1972, went to the 72nd hole on eight-under but made a watery double-bogey, while England's Chris Wood also blew a late lead.
 
That handed Noren, who finished his fourth round 45 minutes before the final group, a 10th European Tour title and first since the BMW PGA Championship in May 2017, when he also fought back from seven shots behind on the final day.
 
Scotland's Russell Knox carded a final-round 65 earlier in the day to finish tied for second with Suri and Wood on six-under — enough to secure him a spot for the British Open at Carnoustie along with Kinhult and Suri.