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Woods and Nordegren divorce

AFP/The Local · 24 Aug 2010, 08:11

Published: 24 Aug 2010 08:11 GMT+02:00

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Woods, 34, and Nordegren, 30, issued a joint statement saying they were sad to be ending their six-year marriage, wishing each other the best and promising to work together for their children's happiness.

"We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future," it said.

"While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us."

In Nordegren's petition for divorce, filed at the beginning of July, she claimed the marriage was "irretrievably broken" and asked for her maiden name to be restored.

Woods and Nordegren attended Monday's execution of the divorce at a court in Panama City, Florida, where they agreed to "share parenting" of their children. Both had attended four-hour parenting classes, the court documents showed.

The documents also reveal that Nordegren moved out of the Orlando-area family home in November and moved into another residence nearby. Several newspapers have reported that she intends to move back to Sweden, although the agreement to share custody of the children with Woods might make such an arrangement difficult.

Woods wed Nordegren, a former model, in October 2004 in Barbados and the couple have a three-year-old daughter, Sam, and a 19-month-old son, Charlie.

"Once we came to the decision that our marriage was at an end, the primary focus of our amicable discussions has been to ensure their future well-being," their joint statement said.

"The weeks and months ahead will not be easy for them as we adjust to a new family situation, which is why our privacy must be a principal concern."

The divorce was finalized by a Florida judge during a 10-minute hearing Monday in a conference room at Bay Country, Florida. Both Nordegren and Woods were present.

Nordegren's lawyer, contacted by AFP, would provide no information about the terms of her divorce settlement, valued in media reports at anywhere between 100 million and 500 million dollars.

Woods's spectacular fall from grace began on November 27 last year when he crashed his car into a tree and a fire hydrant near his Orlando home.

The incident touched off a massive sex scandal, leading to his admission of adultery and subsequent decision to put his golf career on hold while he tried to rescue his marriage.

"It may not be possible to repair the damage I've done, but I want to do my best to try," Woods wrote on his website. "I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children."

Long seen as an ambassador for a new generation of golfers, Woods's previous clean-cut image had earned him record sponsorship deals and a place in the select pantheon of globally-known sports stars.

According to Forbes business magazine, he was the first athlete to have broken through the billion dollars earnings mark.

That image was decimated in the weeks after the car crash as a string of women, including a porn star, a cocktail waitress and a Las Vegas club manager were romantically linked to the sporting superstar.

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Later Woods apologized publicly to Nordegren for igniting the tabloid frenzy in which more than a dozen women claimed affairs, saying he had been "living a lie" and admitting to "doing some ugly things."

In what was widely seen as a bid to save his marriage, Woods was treated for sex addiction at a clinic in Mississippi before making his highly anticipated comeback at the US Masters in March.

Returning at the Augusta National -- a comfortable setting where he has captured four titles, his first in 1997 being the first major crown won by a black golfer -- Woods finished a respectable fourth.

Since then, however, a string of performances ranging from mediocre to poor have seen many question whether the 14-time major winner is capable of recapturing the form that saw him dominate the game for a decade.

Nine months after the sex scandal first broke, Woods enters this week's opening event of the US PGA Tour season-ending playoffs without a win this year.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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09:14 August 24, 2010 by krow
Welcome to Sweden Miss Nordegren. Please bring along your share of the money so that tax will take their share.
09:25 August 24, 2010 by JulieLou40
"Athlete"? Don't make me laugh!! All he does is knock a little ball around. That hardly puts him on the same level as a marathon runner, does it now?
10:07 August 24, 2010 by Mr Gee

You said: " Athlete? Don't make me laugh!! " ** Good Comment - Completely Agree! **

Like so many other low or non-physical 'sports' they are not sports but a skill. We don't have a proper word or phrase for this type of thing so maybe 'skilled activity'?!

Like so many others, Snooker, Darts.. these too are not sports.

Can anyone think of anything better? - suggestions please!
10:10 August 24, 2010 by SilentLogic
aah, dejected woods first time appeared with cap not on head

and nordegren calm like an object,, money can't bring feelings to one
11:03 August 24, 2010 by flintis
@Mr Gee

Game is the collective = Golf is a pastime, darts is a pub game along with dominoes', skittles, cribbage.
12:03 August 24, 2010 by Jes
From a nanny to a multi-millionaire !

No wonder the racists are quiet .

@SilentLogic ,

the visible logic is that this photo was taken when the National Song was being played - like they do at funerals

The other logic is that Nordegren was probably counting her millions -in silence . Gold -diggers -like hunters , don`t have to have "feelings"

@Mr. Gee ,

anyone who can walk and move their hands can play golf.
12:15 August 24, 2010 by spo10
I hope that Nordegren can find herself a BETTER man than that of Woods but then, with her millions of dollars...it would be hard to find a man that will love you for you, and not for your money.
12:34 August 24, 2010 by misssh
from nanny to wife with kids to divorcee to MOOOLAA

sounds slightly planned to me two words

14:10 August 24, 2010 by Valdemaratterdag

Sure, she PLANNED to set up Mr. Woods with many different women. She was in cahoots with these women to extort money from her husband. She was prepared to have herself and her family be shamed in public. She was willing to have her children carry the stigma of their father's unfaithfulness with them for the rest of their lives.

Yeah, sure.

You say gold digger, I say someone who should have held out for more.
14:46 August 24, 2010 by djmarko
Hmm, she better not come any close to Sweden with that money as skatterverket will be waiting behind the scenes to unleash a new law aimed at recovering some of the divorce money!! they might call it Swedish overseas citizens divorce taxes!!!
16:08 August 24, 2010 by misssh

Nanny becomes wife and waits for him to slip up

like most people of his celebrity would have women throwing themselves at him i would find it hard to resist when away on tour

as they say "what goes on tour stays on tour"
16:23 August 24, 2010 by christo
hahahah @djmarko hahaha skatt will call it swedish overseas citizens divorce taxes. .. hahah sure these guys r funny they will look openly without shame and say such things so as to get some share.

but i dont think she will come back if they have sharing custody . it will be hard for her. they may not allow her to take the kids out of the country. so let her lok for another slum area and spend it all. hehehehe.
16:34 August 24, 2010 by calebian22
Anyone on here who says that golf is just about hitting a little ball around is, well, right. However, I would love to see these same people on a golf course, and their surprise when they shoot a round of 120.
18:37 August 24, 2010 by Syftfel
Woods can now go back to chasing tail and cocktail waitresses. Poor Elin, however, doesn't get anywhere near enough! She should settle for nothing less than $500,000,000.00. And make sure she keeps it out of reach from the sticky fingers of the confiscatory Swedish tax authorities. Good luck Elin. You're finally free from this prison yard thug now.
18:50 August 24, 2010 by Jes
Helo @Valdematterdag , so you are saying that the x-nanny is going to use her cheater`s money to make children forget the stigma they got due to the actions of their unfaithful Dad ?

Your comment makes very little sense .Be smart for a change ; Every one knows that a young rich black man in American is going to have women outside of the marriege . When/ if you are a GOLD-DIGGER , all you need to do is to go in , marry him = set your net , and wait . It will be a matter of time when ´he is hooked .

Before you know it , it`s pay day ; and for what ?

Fact is that this young ex-nanny has never hit a ball , or signed a contact with Nike and the like . Oh yeah , she gave birth to 2 kids ; but she is keeping them . Woods is not Michael Jackson . If she was not into the marriege for money , I am yet to hear her saying that she is so mad at all the cheating , she is taking nothing home from him, but her name .

I wish she would shock me and say it .
19:34 August 24, 2010 by DAVID T
No doubt she turned the sex tap off as soon as she was married - Women are all the same - hump and hump untill they get married then wonder why the husband has to look elsewhere - pity he wasn't a muslim - could have had 10 wives.
19:51 August 24, 2010 by misssh

hallelujah at least someone is thinking straight she is a gold digger through and through
20:41 August 24, 2010 by Jes
@missah ,

10% will go to the Jespa Panvick the "prospector".He knew where the Gold was and sent her on her way . Noted is the fact that he was the first golfer to tell her to grab and run . He claimed to be very angry at Tiger, as if he had seen the first unfaithful man on earth.

Oh , these bangers !!!!
21:34 August 24, 2010 by Valdemaratterdag
Jes, I'm waiting for your evidence that she's a gold digger. You don't have any, except for your envy at her getting one hundred million bucks. If she had been a true gold digger, she should have lured Tiger to California where he would have had to give her half of his money, not just ten percent. Tiger himself doesn't think she's a gold digger, and he would know better than anyone. After all, the court proceeding could have been dragged out for years, not just ten minutes.

It is astonishing to me that someone like Tiger Woods, who is used to signing all kinds of high-dollar contracts, would be oblivious to the consequences of breaking the MARRIAGE contract. And that's what it was: a contract between Tiger and Elin. He broke the contract and has to pay the consequences for that, regardless of her inauspicious beginnings. Simple.

And, Jes, I guess you are being sarcastic with your "rich black man" comment, because otherwise you are just simply a racist f()cker, and we know that can't be true. Petty, jealous, and certainly envious, but not racist.
21:49 August 24, 2010 by willpf
If she wasn't a GOLD DIGGER she would have persued such a big pay off,

she would have keep her dignity and walked away

But Nanny to Multi-Millionairess= GOLD DIGGER.......!!
22:36 August 24, 2010 by newswede
Didn't read the article because really, I've heard it all. BUT it was BAD FORM to add a picture of their young daughter.
22:42 August 24, 2010 by wxman
I don't see the problem. They both got what they deserved. Equalibrium in the Universe is maintained.
00:18 August 25, 2010 by Will Hart
willpf, you're sounding like a young stud whose mind resides below the belt. Woods is receiving a form of penance. He never knew what he had UNTIL he lost it !!!! She was so "wronged" that she took back her maiden name. These comments are coming from the vantage point of being a father and grandfather. Gold digger?.....You have a lot to learn.
05:48 August 25, 2010 by Jaffo1970
JUSTICE !!!!!!!

Nothing worse here in America than all these shitskins taking advantage of young white women. I hope she gets all of that Heboon's money and takes it back to Sweden.

Learn from this, my friends in Sweden, close your borders to Blacks and Muzzies, keep your country pure, or suffer the same fate of America.

Good luck and save me a spot there.

07:53 August 25, 2010 by ubpurple05
The settlement she received probably does not include the child support he will have to pay every month to keep the children in the "lifestyle to which they are accustomed", so Tiger will not only have to give her the money SHE gets, but continue to support the children for 17 or more years. That will probably be a big pay out over time as well. Either way, they are both set for life, he could never hit a ball again and retire now more comfortably than most could imagine.

I admire the fact that she has kept her mouth shut and not caved to the stupid gossip press ~ look at all the press they got without either really ever saying anything. Don't we have better things to think about?
10:32 August 25, 2010 by djmarko
Jaffo1970, internet racists?? shitskins??? taking advantage of white women, well seems Tiger ex wife got a fair deal from the divorce, from a nanny to a millionaire hmm, that to me sounds like good business!!! I am quite sure there are loads of girls who will queue up to take her place, remember Bill clinton cheated on his wife and he is not black, so please leave race out of this, Sweden has one of the EC highest divorce rates, this has nothing to do with colour of skin, both men and women cheat irrespective of skin colour, this is not certainly the last time a high profile name will get caught, even if all borders are closed as you wisely suggest, cheating will still continue!!! so pls leave race out of this!!!
15:32 August 25, 2010 by Jes
@ Valdematterdag sir / madam Apparently , you have no clue what the term "gold-digger"implies

For "evidence", you only have to look at her Bank Statement , before she married Tiger , during the time she was married to him and after the divorce . How much was she earing before ; how much did she earn during ; what are her earning prospects without Tiger ; and how much she gets for leaving him . The balance will prove the point .

Sir / Madam , I asked you to be a little smarter . It seems you are not trying . The fact that Tiger agreed to give her a lot of money and she didn`t insist to carry on as a matter of principal, is an indicator that HE thinks that MONEY is the most effective antidote for some particular social/ marital toxins . Logic is that you don´t "throw" money to someone without a fight , unless you have concluded that money this persons lowest common determinator

OBS : in principal , money is the only determinator for a Gold-digger . Nordegren has not proved that it is not . Contract ? Tiger and Nordegren had one contract that I know of . He cheated , he has lost her . That would be it as far as I am concerned . Anything else is just a detail .

I am a racist for calling Tiger a Black young rich American ? Well , would you call me a racist if I said that Nordegren is a blond Swedish ex-nanny who married a rich man ?

If you really want to know the mind of a racist , give Nordegren Tigers fame and money ; imagine a penniless Tiger getting married to a rich Swedish girlcalled Elin , divorcing him after 5 years and demmanding to take half of her money back to USA . You will see what kind of comments that will come from the Valdematterdags of Sweden
11:02 August 26, 2010 by spo10
i think someone's jealous that Elin is getting away with MORE money THAT SHE REALLY DESERVES. she's no gold digger. you're just jealous she's walking away will all the money she could ever handle.
12:15 August 26, 2010 by flintis
Wow!! how interesting who is it has gotten divorce from what's his name. What a waste of space
13:00 August 26, 2010 by Roy E
One really has to wonder about societies that raise fools and scumbags up to magazine cover celebrity status.
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