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Tiger Woods mistress 'sorry for Elin's pain'

AFP/The Local · 15 Dec 2009, 08:02

Published: 15 Dec 2009 08:02 GMT+01:00

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"I can only imagine the pain she is feeling now and I'm sorry," former Woods fling Cori Rist said of Nordegren during an appearance on the Today show.

"I'm sorry for her pain. I hate that I'm a part of it."

According to Rist, Woods portrayed his marriage as falling apart when the two were seeing each other in 2006

"I understood that things were very difficult at home, not what we thought they were on TV," Rist said on the US show.

"According to him, things were rough and they were going to separate.

"He said, 'We're on the outs,' but she was pregnant and they had to get through that."

US magazine quoted Rist as saying, "He would stay there because she was pregnant, because of his reputation and image - he had to uphold that."

Rist said her relationship with Woods began in June of 2006, barely a month after the death of Woods's father and golf mentor, Earl Woods.

Woods's first child with Elin, daughter Sam, was born a year later after the 2007 US Open. The couple's other child, son Charlie, was born 10 months ago.

At least a dozen women have reportedly claimed to have been lovers of Woods, who turns 34 later this month.

"I don't know how he had the time to have so many women in his life," Rist said.

"I don't think he's an honest man."

In the wake of the revelations regarding her husband’s infidelities, Nordegren, who recently purchased land on an island in Sweden, has given no public indication as to whether or not she is willing to stay married to Woods.

Woods, a squeaky-clean marketing juggernaut, became the first billion-dollar athlete thanks to endorsements that have started to vanish even as the world's top golfer said he will take an indefinite break to work on personal issues.

The chairman of US sportswear giant Nike, which has backed Woods since his 1996 professional debut, told Sports Buisness Journal in remarks published Monday that he believed the storm would blow over the 14-time major winner.

"I think he has been really great," Phil Knight said.

"When his career is over, you'll look back on these indiscretions as a minor blip, but the media is making a big deal out of it right now."

Accenture, a Dublin-based technology and management company, said Sunday it was ending six years of ties to Woods because he was "no longer the right representative for its advertising."

Gillette said Saturday it would phase Woods out of advertisements during his break from golf, calling it a supportive move.

AT&T, which backs Woods' own US PGA event, said in a statement, "We are presently evaluating our ongoing relationship with him."

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Knight called the admitted infidelity by Woods "part of the game" in the industry of endorsements and said when it comes to building brands around athletes, "There is always a risk.

"One of the things we always try to do when we have a big endorsement is check out the character and the pattern of the individual, but you're not going to get it right all the time, and if you're going to be in the business you have to recognize that."

"Obviously, he was one we checked out and he came out clean."

It was early in the morning on November 27, two days after a tabloid newspaper revealed a relationship between Woods and New York show club hostess Rachel Uchitel, that Woods crashed a vehicle into a tree and a hydrant, touching off a firestorm that has threatened to destroy his marketing image.

Woods has drawn extra attention and sponsor support to golf and a prolonged absence by the superstar and a halt to his pursuit of the record 18 major titles won by Jack Nicklaus could deal a major blow to global interest in golf.

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09:05 December 15, 2009 by xavidx
"At least a dozen women have reportedly claimed to have been lovers of Woods"

Woods is a dawg. divorce his a** and take half his money with you and find a nice guy.
09:28 December 15, 2009 by davo339
which is probably what she wanted in the first place. and claims are not proof, they are probably looking for a bit of fame. strange they didnt come forward about it until now when theres a bunch of media bullshit surrounding it
09:38 December 15, 2009 by peropaco
The only problem I have with Tiger is the hankering for ugly chicks. I mean, you are the Tiger for crying out loud!.. why on earth do you get involved with all these ugly ass women ; from Elin the Orc, straight to the transvestite looking one in the picture.
10:43 December 15, 2009 by Beynch
We're all very sorry for Elin's pain. And even more so for the children, whose emotional futures are now uncertain. We're not sorry for Woods though. He deserves all the scorn that media can muster up!
11:01 December 15, 2009 by peropaco
Had Tiger been a gardener, would leather face pernevik introduce goldigger piga elin to him? I think not.
11:35 December 15, 2009 by byke
I would the one on the left
11:38 December 15, 2009 by Bensonradar
Nike's: "I think he has been really great" will only encourage men with similar morals to feel that cheating on their wives is OK.

The alleged Woods/Rist affair happened when Elin Nordegren was pregnant. How wrong is that?

The sponsors have been take to the cleaners. Any sane company would not wish to associate their brand with this man.

This squeaky-clean marketing juggernaut has hit the buffers.
11:43 December 15, 2009 by peropaco
Bensonradar, i dont know where you are from but in my neck of the woods, Sweden that is; 90% of women cheat on their husbands/partners..
11:45 December 15, 2009 by StockholmSam
"I don't think he's an honest man."

...says the woman who slept with him knowing full well that he was married and had a child on the way. She is one hypocritical hussy.
11:59 December 15, 2009 by MIK in Sweden
We will expect Dozens of similar ''sorry'' statements soon
12:33 December 15, 2009 by tigger007
why do you people think that this woman will take half!

she will never get half his money(kids or no kids). i don't think his family or the american public will let that happen. look at paul the guy from the beatles this woman wanted half of his wealth and they was married under 10yrs and with a son. the uk public was so brutal on this woman,she took the first offer that she was given in the first place. tigger's wife don't win a golf title or worked hard to be the best in the world.the man cheated and got what was coming to him,if they was to get divorced and it came down to money. it would be tied up in a legal battle for yrs. tigger's wife in america would be cast as a bimbo white trash from sweden and her mother a socialist hypocrite. his wife would get the same bashing as paul's wife did in the uk. for those who are wondering if this woman would get tigger's money she may get up to 200 million(tigger's networth is 575 million or so). why would she bring that money home to sweden and get 60% or more taken from her? one last thing i noticed that some of you are HATING on tigger,but get this if he goes on a winning streak again and again. some of you HATERS will be on tigger's D¤¤&/%K once more!
12:33 December 15, 2009 by eddie123
sorry for what exactly? sleeping with a sexually depraved man? if the guy were content, he wont go about chasing women for some extra sex. obviously, something is wrong at home. if you can get it at home, you sure would find some at the corner. it's the same thing happening every wednesday, friday and saturday night in sweden when people get drunk, party and have sex.

in the end, it's a win-win situation for all concerned. elin gets the quid, tiger gets to roam. elin knew what she was getting from marrying tiger - 20m USD for 10 years (now up to 80m for 7 years - nice bargain). it's as simple as that. it wasn't a closed ended relationship. signing a prenup meant she was willing to play and she sure has.

how many 29 year olds in sweden have deals worth 20m USD? in fact, i sympathize with the girls who tiger bedded for free without giving any financial assistance to. from all intent and purposes, these girls fulfilled a role his wife was incapable of. they deserve the money and an apology more than elin does.

clearly, tiger is skillfully at hunting women of easy virtue. his manipulated 'em girls to no end. guess it's time he grows up. this is often the case with people who rush to get married before exploring. his better off being single whilst elin is better off with the millions. bar money and luxury, he wasn't much of a husband.

so, why cry? rejoice over your liberation. leave the kids with tiger and return home to sweden. is there a rule that women make better single parents? no. so, why bring the children to sweden. let 'em be with tiger, he's the bilion dollar man and let him labour to take care of his kids. perhaps, that will teach him a lesson or two on being responsible with his genitals.
12:35 December 15, 2009 by zircon
Some men just go fly- fishing with their buddies, and forget about the whole nasty business of their wife's infidelity. Women just get on to the next guy after a cheating husband. Nothing looks perfect on the other side, not even for Elin or Woods.
12:39 December 15, 2009 by summer
i sense divorce is arround the corner. if i may ask, anybody in this forum who have cheated her partner or wife and she knows about that goes free?.

Divorce is or may be arround the corner.
13:32 December 15, 2009 by Bensonradar
Peropaco. "...in my neck of the woods, Sweden that is; 90% of women cheat on their husbands/partners..

Swedish women are well know for their forthright views and belief in their rights. So, good on them. When I was in Stockholm last year, the women I met were charming, attractive, well dressed and very confident. They stand up for themselves.

I am sure some may cheat, but not all of them?
13:39 December 15, 2009 by Beynch
Divorce s all but certain. Let's hope that Holmberg and her daughter get most of the money, and the children. What Woods have done to people all over the world, especially young people, is unforgivable. We all thought he was the upstanding sportsman, idolized by all, a picture of good ethics and decorum. And it turns out he is nothing more than cheap urchin from the wrong side of the tracks, unable to control his most primitive instincts. Leave him enough money for a cheap condo in Miami, where he can chase all the white pancake waitresses he can find. As a professional sportsman he is finished. Gone. Finis. Let's look elsewhere for a role model. I feel sorry for Nike. Who would buy their products now?
13:48 December 15, 2009 by Roy E
It's a bit disturbing that these skanks and whores are so without honor and integrity that they'll go on national television and talk about it. We're scraping the bottom of the barrel here - and the TV stations that broadcast this sleaze aren't much better.
14:19 December 15, 2009 by Osokin
davo339 "which is probably what she wanted in the first place"

Amen. She should thank each one of those lovers personally to have gotten the perfect excuse to exit that trade, served in silver platter to her.

Poor kids ? Kids were all the time just a pawn in that game anyway, they won't be worse nor better off.
15:13 December 15, 2009 by Alma
Very sad situation.

This is what is created when morality and personal responsibility is taken out of the picture. It is a total mess, with many broken hearts and dreams. No money can mend this.
15:19 December 15, 2009 by sweepsr
These women are just whores and no more or less sociopaths than Woods. I just wish one reporter would call them out for what they are doing for a change.
15:28 December 15, 2009 by soniac

Not sure what your problem is - yes he's behaved badly and probably the marriage will be over - after all she is young enough to start again (and will be well off enough). But of course he's not finished - nor should he be, his career is quite separate. Make yourself your own role model. Seems more than a little jealousy in some of the comments.
16:33 December 15, 2009 by efm
Under a new prenup(not sure), Elin is bound to get 55 million after seven years and 5 million upfront in her own account.

Now ,if I have a very rich wife who fools around and give me this business deal just to stay around for seven years,

60 million is not small change, so I may just cry in my sleep and also fool around too, but smile in front of the camera.

I can take that pain for 60 million dollars.
16:35 December 15, 2009 by zircon
I don't cheat.
16:55 December 15, 2009 by "green Swede"

"90% of swedish women cheat" What an outlandish,ludicrious and down right rubbish statistic! or did you mean 90% of the women you've been with?
17:51 December 15, 2009 by Swedesmith
She'e sorry for Elin's pain???

Maybe she should have thought of that before she had the affair.
18:14 December 15, 2009 by insect

In answer to your question, Bill and Hillary Clinton are still together after the Lewinsky saga.
19:56 December 15, 2009 by summer

am talking of swedish women. bill and Hillary case some may say is political and also the america culture which may be different with swedish.

The way i look at it is this equally type of thing here. where women might feel since a man can divorce them for this type of stuff, they can still do so even though i might be wrong in the way i look at this.

i really really wise both can stay together and make there home. marriage is full of ups and downs, the ability of the 2 partners to stick together makes them matured to handle marital problems. But the big question still remain, can they understand it this way?

Relocating to Sweden might not be the solution, am a fan of if you have problems, face it and try to slove it. Comming down here to cool off might be seen as inability to handle pressure of this kind which as a wife of somebody like him, you have to withstand pressure. Thats why U are a public figure. thats the way i look at this.

For me if am allowed to advise her even though i may not be allowed to do so, forgive and forget and do like Hillary. This will earn her more respect as a woman who organise and defend the family in difficult moment like this. many people might have different view to this, but am just saying if am to advise her. She is above 18 to make the decision for herself.
20:44 December 15, 2009 by fridayz
just look at those heeeeeels!!!!
21:56 December 15, 2009 by ou2chi
Fighting proxy racist wars or just displaying plain jealousy because you are an underachiever, with an indescribably low IQ? I think both. So if she comes back with her millions you can be her window cleaner?
01:42 December 16, 2009 by foocusphere
Woods is such an idiot.

First of all, you obviously shouldn't be cheating on your spouse. If you're going to be dumb enough to do it, and somehow expect this to NEVER reach the light of day (lol), you should probably do some homework beforehand.

He should have had a different cell phone. He should have had advisers on who was around when all this was happening, and found ways to clear his tracks. He should have had a, "fall guy", incase people start to suspect, and the other guy can take blame. There are a ton of other precautions he should have taken.

Come on, Tiger. You're normally a smart dude, you should have figured this stuff out beforehand!

Anyway, he's an idiot, and I don't respect anyone who cheats. Just giving tips for all future adulterers, haha.
03:21 December 16, 2009 by Davey-jo
I've been to bed with Tiger. He was just a pussy cat such a disappointment ...not!
03:36 December 16, 2009 by arnuxii
I wonder why he needed to screw other women? Of course it would not be some inadequacy on the part of the Elin...heaven forbid she has to be a good wife to Tiger.

I think he got conned by what he sees as beauty and then found he married a bitch he didn't like.
06:18 December 16, 2009 by peropaco

Why do you think many married Swedish men travel to Thailand? The answer is they are trying to escape their ball-breaking wives to find solace in the arms of a foreign women whose only demand is would it be long night or short night. Each time you hear a Swedish guy is going to Thailand you can be assured it is not to visit the Buddhist temple. It is for cheap beers and cheap sexual gratification ;-) Women in Sweden rules the roost and the men are better known as "Les Poules Castrate" Elin is no different.
07:28 December 16, 2009 by Nitwade
Elin sorry for all you are going through.But u really need to bow down and pray for God to give you strength to withstand the pressure from all.

Listen to your heart don be pressurized to divorce your husband think of your family ,your kids needs that parental love .Love and care from both parents .

What i think you should do is put your husband at a table and talk it over,he must be sorry for all this u know.Give him another chance.Even if you divorce him and he gives you all his money.It wont mend the pain.Money cant buy love .money is just part and parcel of love.

Stay together and make your home and am sure all this you are going through will strengthen you.Tiger watch out for those one nightstand aint worth it,Respect your wife and your kids that you both brought in this world.

May God be wit you.
10:32 December 16, 2009 by peropaco
My admiration for Americans is magnanimous in many aspect; but when it comes to their bullshit morality and family values then they hit the bottom of the barrel. Americans are always looking for someone to raise their children and to teach them morality. Parents are not good enough. Lest get an athlete and make him the beacon to teach real Xtian values to our young ones. We cannot and will not entrust that responsibility to the fat-asz chimichanga eating mothers & fathers. So in this case lest appoint Tiger. He was on top for awhile; then all of a sudden::: Oh, he is a bad role model therefore lest kill him socially for his transgression and lest pull all the advertisement right from under his feet. On the other hand, people are dying across the oceans, bullets are still flying and the leaders, congressman, PM can still go home and have a good night sleep. BTW Elin, you should spend more time in the sun and erase the pale-protruding veins look.
12:30 December 16, 2009 by bettan1
Funny thing is, for all of Sweden's championing of sexual freedom and expression, you'd think a guy like Tiger Woods would be celebrated.

13:49 December 16, 2009 by Kneppern
Well,..a reason why women think they are the one and only is the reason to why they end up as a mistress..
14:02 December 16, 2009 by dsc

Good point. I thought all the loud songs sung in sweden about marriaging not being anything would mean Tiger could . . er . . er . .DO whatever he wanted and sweet Elin wouldn't mind. Its a round world.
16:20 December 16, 2009 by peropaco

Swedes are only championioning of sexual freedom when they are drunk. Ask the 12 year old boys and girls in Thailand. When they are sober they are worse than the religious freaks from the bible belt.
18:06 December 16, 2009 by bettan1

I don't see any differences between Bible Belt evangelists or a Richard Dawkins, a Daniel Dennet or any other secularist philosophers. Our world has been ruined by all of them. We badly need all of them to be removed and soon.
21:00 December 16, 2009 by Jacque Mehauf
Tiger should change his name, to StudMuffin! Are maybe Cheatah
05:22 December 17, 2009 by NYC76
And Now……..The Tiger Woods Jokes of the week.


Tiger Wood's wife Elin Nordegren has agreed to appear on " Larry King Live " to apologize for the brutal beating she gave her husband last week . " You know Larry, under this blonde hair, white skin, and make-up, I'm really just another Chris Brown . "

Teacher: "Whoever answers the questions I ask, first and correctly can

leave early today."

Little Johnny says to himself "Good, I want to get outta here. I'm smart

and will answer the question."

Teacher: "Who said 'Four Score and Seven Years Ago'?"

Before Johnny can open his mouth, Susie says, "Abraham Lincoln."

Teacher: "That's right Susie, you can go home."

Johnny is mad that Susie answered the question first.

Teacher: "Who said 'I Have a Dream'?"

Before Johnny can open his mouth, Mary says, "Martin Luther King."

Teacher: "That's right Mary, you can go."

Johnny is even madder than before.

Teacher: "Who said 'Ask not, what your country can do for you'?"

Before Johnny can open his mouth, Nancy says, "John F. Kennedy."

Teacher: "That's right Nancy, you may also leave."

Johnny is boiling mad that he has not been able to answer to any of the


When the teacher turns her back Johnny says, "I wish these bitches would

keep their mouths shut!"

The teacher turns around: "NOW WHO SAID THAT?"


when asked how the recent car accident/beat down had affected his playing ability, tiger said, "well, my long game is still pretty good. i just need to focus on getting my putz down."
10:24 December 17, 2009 by Annaya
No one in the U.S. blames Elin. Tiger fooled everyone. Mr. Nice Guy himself. No wonder he wanted to be so private, he didn't want the hookers aka "mistresses" information to get out. Well, it is out now. Imagine sitting home with the kids (and remember the NZ. interview)....."Family first, always".

Sorry, but the guy is a piece of garbage. His women didn't care, but then they are the kind that don't care if the guy is married. He wanted the fairest woman he could find to be the mother of his children. Tiger does not think he is black, he is Caubliasian or whatever his team is, the blacks in America don't even back him.

Except for his buddies, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley etc.

I can't wait for his first golf outing. The gallery will go after him in a big way. And no, he will never be what he once was.
19:09 December 18, 2009 by crayc
Annaya's comment 'the blacks in America don't even back him' is supported in a Black local newspaper in California where the question was asked 'Should Tiger Wood's wife stay with him?' and 98.3 percent voted NO! All his women are white!!!
21:41 December 18, 2009 by Aigbe73
Tiger is human, whatever may have happened he was very honest with it. Here in Sweden there is no law that rule against having affairs outside marriage as long as there is no parallel marriage. Women here are at liberty to snook around in clubs and bars if husband cannot cope the solution is divorce.
21:21 December 22, 2009 by wxman
Oh, so she feels bad for Elin. Well, granted she's not the one who broke marriage vows since she's single, but come on. If she's sorry for Elin's pain, maybe she shouldn't have shagged Tiger in the first place. Hypocrite.
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