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Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren officially divorced

The divorce of Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren was finalized Monday in Bay County (Fla.) Circuit Court, lawyers for the former couple announced.

"We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future," they said in a statement released by Nordegren's Washington DC-based law firm of McGuireWoods. "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."

The statement, which does not divulge settlement terms, says, "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. 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."

Varying reports have suggested that Nordegren, who purchased a home in her native Sweden after the scandal broke, could get as much as $700 million from Woods, to whom she was married in October 2004. The couple's two children are Sam, 3, and Charlie, 18 months.

The Woods-Nordegren marriage began to unspool quickly and spectacularly on the day after Thanksgiving last year with reports that the golfer had been treated for injuries after an auto accident outside the couple's home in Orlando. After that, each day brought tawdry details of a new dalliance and Woods became the butt of jokes on the internet and late-night TV and Woods' endorsement deals were canceled.

Woods, 34, took an indefinite leave from golf and sought marital counseling as well as treatment at a Mississippi clinic.

He returned to golf after a public apology for which he was widely criticized and had the worst tournament performance since turning pro in 1996.

By Cindy Boren  |  August 23, 2010; 2:39 PM ET
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Congratulations to her and her children. I hope she cleaned his clock.

Posted by: Itzajob | August 23, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Too bad, but it seemed inevitable. Good luck to them and their children going forward.

Posted by: MDLaxer | August 23, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Ah, Tanya Tucker ....

Our D-I-V-O-R-C-E becomes final today. Me and little H-O-E will be goin' away.

Posted by: bs2004 | August 23, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Divorced within 9 months!!
You see what it's like when you have money. Any normal person would still be waiting it out for a court date much less the actual completion of the divorce case.

Posted by: familynet | August 23, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

And I now officially like Elin!

Posted by: GarrisonLiberty | August 23, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Elin should have just said, "Cha-ching!"

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 23, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Who needs her, tigey! To hell with her if she can't take a joke.

Posted by: tifoso1 | August 23, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Time for all you gigolos to go after Elin.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | August 23, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

If you're going to be cute and clever, get the singer right. It was Tammy Wynette, not Tanya Tucker.

Posted by: Greenmonkey | August 23, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Whatever people think about Nordegren cashing in, I have one thing to write: Tiger brought it on himself.

Posted by: simonleonard | August 23, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Itzabob, Congratulations? Do you raise a toast at train wrecks? Hip-hip hurray at heart attacks? and congrats at divorce...sheesh...blackheart

Posted by: Towards_Light | August 23, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

O, how the mighty hath fallen. If it's $700M there must have been a fidelity clause in the prenup.

Posted by: Natmeister | August 23, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure they had a pre-nup and all of these $$'s floating around I'm sure are not close to what she will get. How much did he have before they married and what did she bring to the marriage - that's what decides how much someone receives. They weren't even married 6 years.

Posted by: rlj1 | August 23, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Elin made an excellent decision, since marriage is just a joke to mr.woods.

Posted by: newagent99 | August 23, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how much Elin's going to soak Tiger for?

Let this be a lesson to you philanderers out there!!!

Keep that pea shooter in your pants when you're around women other than your wife!

It ain't worth it, man! The old lady is gonna clean you out if she catches you cheating. Worse yet, you could get the Lorena Bobbit treatment and the OL will whack your weenie off and throw it out a car window.

If the OL ain't putting out and you're horny as hell, grab a box of tissues and get yourself a Hustler magazine or a raunchy porn flick.

Posted by: montana123 | August 23, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

700 million is way too much to pay to her. I would think a few million plus child support of 10k per month would be fair.

Posted by: economy48 | August 23, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse


And to think that I married this loser who is not worth not even the divorce!

Posted by: cintronlourdes | August 23, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

She was probably a betch anyway. From the looks of it.

Posted by: newsboy3 | August 23, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

All I wanna know is, how can I get an invitation to Tiger's Divorce Party? You know that little soiree is gonna be OFF THE CHAIN!!

Posted by: walkdwalk | August 23, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations to her and her children. I hope she cleaned his clock.

Posted by: Itzajob

Even after she cleans his clock he will still have more than you and live a better life financially. You will still be on blogs talking about him. He will still have a 70 ft cruiser. You wont. How does it feel not to be him hater? Hey, maybe you can be his nanny.

Posted by: ged0386 | August 23, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I think he will now play better because he can finally get laid and date openly. He should have never gotten married. Dont do it again Tiger. You are not ready for the commitment to one woman. And answer chuck and mikes calls!!! It aint their fault.

Posted by: ged0386 | August 23, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Not a bad return for a private mini-golf course operator who just provided a three-hole practice golf course for six years.

Posted by: kblgca | August 23, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

My girlfriends and I are throwing a "Forget His Azz'' party tonight, in Elin's honor. Lemon Drops all around!!!

Posted by: born2win | August 23, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

"How does it feel not to be him...?"

Elin is VERY hot and will also soon be extrordinarily wealthy. With those looks and all that money she should have ABSOLUTELY NO problem finding another well hung stud to service her.

Posted by: montana123 | August 23, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Divorced within 9 months!!
You see what it's like when you have money. Any normal person would still be waiting it out for a court date much less the actual completion of the divorce case.

Posted by: familynet |

dont get mad, get some money. then you can get a quicker divorce. I am so tired of people with no money getting mad a people who have money. It aint their fault that you dont have money and they dont have to apologize to you for having it. Maybe you should have taken up golf when you were a kid. Or played football, or basketball, or taken acting lesson, or singing lessons. You chose your own path didnt you? We are talking about Tiger Woods, not prince Andrew. He earned the money to get a quick divorce.

Posted by: ged0386 | August 23, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

I certainly do not condone what Tiger did. It's shameful and extremely disappointing. But divorce in 9 months only shows that Elin didn't have any interest in making the marriage work and probably didn't really love Tiger. Yes, we can call Tiger a cheat, we should also call Elin a gold digger. I've already lost respect for Tiger, now, I've lost respect for Elin. Just feel really bad for their kids.

Posted by: dnice2k | August 23, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Oh, please, please stop the nonsense about racism. Tiger he was NOT black. He called himself CaBLaNAsian (Caucasian-Black-NativeAmerian&Asian).


Nordegren needed $700Million in just to pronunce his Ghettoappallachian ethnicity!

Posted by: Whispers | August 23, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Elin is VERY hot and will also soon be extrordinarily wealthy. With those looks and all that money she should have ABSOLUTELY NO problem finding another well hung stud to service her.

Posted by: montana123 |

I dont have a problem with her, he messed up and she got paid. But in the end I think she will miss being his wife unless she ends up with another famous person. I think she enjoyed the status until he embarrassed her. Its different when you are a woman. She just cant turn into a free willing bachelorette that starts dating a bunch of guys and getting laid. When guys do that they are just being guys back on the market. Women have to be a little more private or they will be judged. Well, she does not have to go back to being a nanny thats for sure. And she wont have any problem getting a date when she wants one. Both will be followed by TMZ.

Posted by: ged0386 | August 23, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

It is unfortunate, but they were both too young.

Posted by: hakafos44 | August 23, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

My girlfriends and I are throwing a "Forget His Azz'' party tonight, in Elin's honor. Lemon Drops all around!!!

Posted by: born2win |

Whatever girl, yall the same ones that would date him in a heartbeat if you get the chance. Just like when a womans girlfriends try to tell her to leave a man alone with money and as soon as he does they start creeping with their girlfriends ex behind her back. Woman aint shhhhhhh...

Posted by: ged0386 | August 23, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

i hate to hear a marriage breaks up, regardless of who it is. i hope everything works out for them

Posted by: neesy08 | August 23, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I simply do not believe the 700 M figure. If it is true, he his hiding something big. I've read this is a payoff so that she doesn't write a tell all book. What more could there be to tell? I also think this is way too much money. I understand she has been devastated and humiliated. But she could live the rest of her life in lavish luxury for 10 % of 700 million. Go ahead and get rich Elin, you deserve it, but do you need to try to impovrish the guy?

Posted by: jack_mo_99 | August 23, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

The divorce happened quickly because Florida is a no-fault state. You can get divorced practically instantly as long as all the documents the court requires are filed and all parties are in agreement. There is no waiting period like in Maryland. It's not because they had money.

Posted by: RJD1 | August 23, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Dang $700M! Cheating no matter how good or how many is not worth $700M! No matter what he did the Swedish nanny did not deserve that much money. It's not like she made him who he was (not a power behind the corporate excec/politician type wife)she was a pretty Swedish model who pushed out a couple of cute kids. Either way if either are willing to date again I'm available.

Posted by: lucl74 | August 23, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

In Vegas the cougars are hunting for Tiger.

Posted by: whocares666 | August 23, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

"I think she will miss being his wife unless she ends up with another famous person"

Don't you think $700 million will go a VERY LONG WAY to realizing that end?

Elin should have a long list of suitors famous or otherwise who like to log some significant time underneath the bed sheets with her.

Besides, she's already achieved some notoriety just by being "Tiger's wife." Remember millions of eyeballs (mostly men)are fixed on the tube each weekend watching those dumb golf tournaments. Elin usually gets some face time on TV when Tiger's playing in a tournament and especially if he wins.

Posted by: montana123 | August 23, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

It's interesting how Tiger Woods took a huge grilling in the media and Micheal Jordan got a pass when news brought of his divorce and his escapades even though Micheal probably slept with just as many woman as Tiger; just pointing something out here.

Posted by: VoiceofReason77 | August 23, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

If you relied on the Washington Post to deliver your news, you would never know that Tiger Woods had affairs in the first place. The National Enquirer broke the original story for weeks before WaPo hacks would even touch it. Then they were lionizing Woods for another several weeks.

Posted by: screwjob21 | August 23, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

I still can't believe Tiger agreed to her demand that they get rid of the prenump. That was insanely stupid.

Posted by: Booyah5000 | August 23, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Earl is rolling over in his grave! What a sucker Tiger is! All for a piece of blonde arse!

Posted by: gladiatorgal | August 23, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Tiger screwed around...he's paying..but I tell you that from the day she meant him she got what she wanted her family must be having a ball in Sweden! Let's see $700mil, for 6 years of marriage, little wear/tear on the body because of two kids, wow just over $100m per year, not bad! Did Anna Nicole make that much?

Posted by: guerridolee | August 23, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Now ole Tiger can nail anything he wants to. Schweeet!!

Posted by: shanks1 | August 23, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Tiger better get out there and win some money. I don't know how though. With his golf game the way it is, he won't earn much on the course, and I don't think anyone will hire him as a caddy, he is too hard on the equipment and is a bit vulgar on the course. Maybe McDonalds?

Posted by: Nemo24601 | August 23, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Well its not like Tiger will have any shortage of women chasing him. Now maybe he can go back to being a Playah so his golf game improves. Obviously having dozens of women helps his game. Because when he has to focus all this energy on one woman, he sucks.

Posted by: AlbyVA | August 23, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

You just have to live in Florida a minimum of 6 months to get a no-fault divorce there. No minimum separation time like in other states.

Posted by: Beentheredonethat9 | August 23, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Good luck Tiger and good riddance. No one really knows what went on behind closed doors in the Woods' house. That hasn't stopped huge segments of our tabloid nation from drawing conclusions with absolute certainty, however. Any chance her beauty was only skin deep and she was really a miserable person? Any chance Tiger did everything he could to be a good father and husband and got just mean, frigid, belligerent nastiness in return - something many, many women are capable of? No chance of that - the tabloids have reached their verdict: Sentence first!! It reminds one the immortal words of that pillar of society Charlie Sheen when asked why he pays women for sex. He said he doesn't pay them for the sex, he pays them to just leave. Well, Tiger paid Elin to leave. Tiger is free, beautiful young women will form long lines to go out with him and maybe he can get some sex so he can concentrate more on his golf game. (He needs to work on getting some higher quality babes, for starters, though.) Congratulations Tiger! You go guy!!

Posted by: beachbum09 | August 23, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Who thinks Elin is just a high priced hoe? I know Tiger was an a_hole for cheating on her but she didn't seem too interested in preserving the marriage. It was probably just a matter of time before she bailed on him anyway.

Posted by: montana123 | August 23, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Yup that tiger is a real 'family man'-NOT!! Hope she abd the kids took him for all they could- He's nothing but a high rolling J_O_H_N!!

Posted by: 10bestfan | August 23, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Winning at golf, losing at marriage. Priorities of the liberal utopia we envisioned in the 60s.

Posted by: NoWeCant | August 23, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Tiger turned out to be a freaky, sneaky cheat and haven't been the same since being exposed.

I'm always pulling for him but he's playing a mental game and his mind must be somewhere else at the moment. Maybe this is the wakeup slap he needs to get it back together. If not people will begin to look at him like they did Marion Jones. She was never the same after being exposed for steroid use. But not Tiger. He would NEVER....huh....I digress.

Posted by: keedrow | August 23, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Hm, let's see....dinner tonite at IHOP. Maybe ice cream later at Denny's, where oh where for a nitecap? I can just feel the game coming back.......

Posted by: Carlpaguy | August 23, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

OK Ladies, there is an eligible wealthy man in excellent physical shape available.

Put on too much makeup, dress like a hooker, and hang around the bars near PGA tour stops. Who knows? You might get lucky.

Posted by: InTheMiddle | August 23, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Get yourself a sister and you will not have to run around with every Becky or Mary Lou to get satisfaction.

Posted by: StLou | August 23, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

With all the options a parent has in raising a child, I guess we can put a line through the option of concentrating on creating a single-sport masterpiece, who has little interest in treating others (such as your wife and your children) with respect. Rather, said masterpiece will simply seek out comfort wherever and whenever he is able to find it, as his sacrifices growing up, and his spectacular sports performance, indicate he deserves that comfort. Say goodbye to your marriage. Say goodbye to your endorsement contracts. Say goodbye to your golf game.

Posted by: BlueTwo1 | August 23, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Does this mean Tigers game will come back ?

Posted by: dangreen3 | August 23, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Everything he deserves -- to have a beautiful wife, who I hear is also a very nice person -- and go mattress-testing from coast-to-coast, and expose her to a Petrie dish of sexual diseases ... well, as one who immensely admired him as the most dominant individual in any sport, I now delight in his double-bogies and putts that dribble up to an inch short.

In life there should be consequences for behavior like his, and he is getting them flush in his chinny-chin-chin. And though he may win a tournament here and there, he will never catch Jack Nicklaus with 18 Majors, and might not even close on Sam Snead's 82 total PGA wins.

Elin is acting like a rock, but damned if I wouldn't have loved to see the cross at that divorce trial.....

Go with God, Elin ... you've been with the devil.....

Posted by: JPMcC | August 23, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Super. Thanks for the update. Now, back to other news on tomorrow like Roger the baseball player that the Wash Post reported on last week; and hasn't since.

Meanwhile 100 Tiger updates since November. Did Tiger lie to Congress? Cheat the system? Or cheat on his spouse like 1/2 of Americans do?

Tiger, being single isn't bad for a man your age. Trust me. Especially with your $. Now, no more restrictions and checking in or lying. Just lady after lady after lady after lady.

Posted by: morrisday1 | August 23, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

It's not 700 million US dollars.. he doesn't have anywhere near that much $$.

It's 700 million Swedish $$ about 100 million US.

Posted by: dean4 | August 23, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Congrats to Elin - Go forward and be happy!!

Tiger-- you just can't fix stupid..think with your other head next time.

Posted by: misssymoto | August 23, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Some of these comments are pathetic. Who really cares? is it coming from your pocket. Worry about your own life and the people around you. Like i tell other busybodies, unless you are paying my rent, I don't give a rats *ss what you think.

This country has become nothing more than a bunch of old ladies gossiping about other people. No wonder our economy is going to hell in a hand-basket, people are too busy worrying about their neighbor and not enough about their own state of affairs.

24/7 news has run out of news and now every station is no different than the National tabloids. Junk.. pure Junk.

Posted by: Luwarn2 | August 23, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: Main3699 | August 23, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Towards_Light, it sounds like you are one of those people who believes a woman should just take whatever kind of abuse her husband dishes out and enjoy it.

Ms. Nordgren has freed herself from a bad marriage to a man of poor character, and likely gotten a very good financial settlement for herself and her children in the process. How could anything but congratulations be in order?

Posted by: Itzajob | August 23, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad Elin can get on with her life. Hopefully she will teach her boys to respect women and marriage in ways that Tiger was never taught. He might be a fabulous golfer but he has shown himself to be a poor representative of what it is to be a husband and a father.

Posted by: fabricmaven1 | August 23, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Maybe now Elin and I can finally be together the way God intended.

Posted by: js_edit | August 23, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

If she cleans him out, it's no less than what that gnat deserves. To be humiliated by a cheating husband is one thing. To be humiliated in the public way that she was, with a new girlfriend practically every week for some time, had to be particularly horrible. Whatever she does to him, it's exactly what he deserves. He's living proof that people don't need to be white to be white trash.

Posted by: barnabytwist | August 23, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse


The same people that said she should have know better to marry a bad boy to sandra bullock. Stop hating on wealthy black athletes please... I dont see anyone of you chumps wishing the demise of Jesse James or Brad Pitt. Or how about Coach Rick Pitino for cheating on his wife with some money grubbing ho he banged in a resturant he just met. Nope no wishing he lose his wealth and endorsements. In fact ole Rick was made to be a victim of extortion for his infidelity and the woman got convicted. But when a brother does it, oh he did not deserve all that fortune anyway so you are glad so see him lose it. Why do black men always have to be twice as humble, twice as good to get the same treatment that the white boys get? And they still dont get treated the same.

Posted by: ged0386 | August 23, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Nice work if you can get it, being paid $100M to commit spousal abuse.

Posted by: wp11234 | August 23, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm willing to wager that Tiger is less angered by the settlement amount with Elin than he is at what he had to pay his and her bloodsucking lawyers.


Posted by: Lazarus40 | August 23, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse


You said it. A bunch of gossip hens. Who are jealous of wealthy people but not motivated enough to put themselves in that position. Tiger will still be better off than 99% of you fools. And I doubt if any of you make more money than the average PGA golfer so wishing on tiger losing while the 100th ranked PGA golfer makes a better living than all of you is stupid and petty. Get a life people. Tiger Woods has no part of your life and if you met him right now you would ask for his autograph then try to sell it on Ebay. A bunch of hypocrites.

Posted by: ged0386 | August 23, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Tiger can now go back to the old way doin business! Plenty of women, great golfing, and the haters still hatin because they're not Eldrick Tiger Woods.

Posted by: Debonair31 | August 23, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Mr. and Mrs. Woods will never know if divorce was really their decision or that of the tabloid proctologist press making a fearful prognosis come true. After all, Mrs. Woods, angry and publicly humiliated, was stalked by the media from Day 1 urging her to take a stand, make a statement -- by deadline of course. She wouldn't or couldn't escape the din: "When's the divorce", "Don't let him get away with it", "Who gets the kids?" Mr. Woods committed serial adultery -- morally betraying his marriage vows. Yet, there was no tabloid-free zone where Mr. and Mrs. Woods could hash out their differences IN THEIR OWN GOOD TIME -- press deadlines be cursed. Now the Woods Family is torn apart -- not only victims of press frenzy, but tools as well. There's a viciousness akin to Extreme Sports that infects newsgathering and reporting today where people are considered mere PREY for the day's news cycle -- trapped, dissected and discarded. Consumers lap it up like a narcotic that dulls the senses. Soon we don't know what's true or false and, worse, we no longer care.

Posted by: masonjud | August 23, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Life will go on for both of them. It always does. One thing interesting about all this is that I learned that Tiger is actually one half Asian-American and only one quarter African-American. I read this on Wikipedia. I wonder why everyone says he is African-American instead of Asian-American. I guess now when I look at him I'll say, gee, there goes the greatest Asian-American golfer of all time. And if he wins four more Majors, the greatest golfer of all time.

Posted by: markmanders56 | August 23, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

ged, dude, here you are telling people to get a life. how many posts have you made in tiger's defense on this blog? i stopped counting after 4. i'd say you're the one who needs to get a life.

Posted by: rcupps | August 23, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

"Mr. and Mrs. Woods will never know if divorce was really their decision or that of the tabloid proctologist press..."

Come on, this is just absurd. You don't think that after Elin found he had been sleeping from coast-to-coast, exposing her to sexual diseases, and took a whack at his car while he was fleeing the argument ... you don't think she went terminally angry? Then cold? This was not an affair -- it was a mattress romp with a dozen women. Maybe two dozen. Who knows how many?

The tabloids had zero to do with her decision. Not after such a thorough and continuous public betrayal. And Tiger had nothing to do with it either. It was wayyyyy too late. I am sure much preceded this -- suspicions, lies, anger, more lies, and finally the stab to the heart -- all those business trips, those special appearances -- they were juvenile performances in hotel rooms.

He did something unforgivable to a woman with any self-respect at all.

Tabloids. Hah!

Posted by: JPMcC | August 23, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

It's just a fact of life guys like to wet their noodle as often as they can.

You can thank the evolutionary process for this. The human male species is hard wired to drink beer, f__k, and eat.

Posted by: montana123 | August 23, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations to Elin. I wish her all the best. I hope Tiger never wins another golf game. He is a BIG loser in what really counts.

Posted by: PittAlum | August 23, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse


© Eddie Murphy

Posted by: daveque | August 23, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Elin knew he was cheating. She just decided to hang in there until she got solid proof so she could blow his little world apart. Wouldn't surprise me one bit if she and some of those other floosies didn't work together and are now in Sweden toasting their good fortune.

Posted by: gladiatorgal | August 23, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Many people don't believe the $700 million ... well, we don't know. But it could be that much --

A -- Tiger Woods income from endorsements, bonuses, special appearances was unimaginable to even most corporate CEOs. It was immense. The most of any athlete ever, according to all experts in such things.

B -- Any prenup does not preclude a trial for divorce and ancillary matters regarding settlement. And sympathetic Juries will often circumvent prenup limitations with special trusts for the children with the mother being the executor.

C -- But mostly, Tiger Woods, with his urgent need to try for some kind of damage control would pay the limit to keep this out of a courtroom. Can you imagine the cross-examination? The parade of witnesses, some of whom would be his sleeping partners looking for vengeance or their 15 minutes. And the cross-examination? It would be the most lurid domestic relations trial ever. Lies, deceptions, evasions, evidence. minutes.

He will pay almost anything to avoid that courtroom! He no doubt thought he could win much of it back on the course. Only, so far, he is just a mediocre golfer with a tattered reputation and image. And the sponsors have left, or are leaving.

Posted by: JPMcC | August 23, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

No amount would be enough for any diseases he might have given her.

Posted by: Voter4Integrity | August 23, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Tiger was a damn fool to marry this broad in teh first place. She was a nobody. Now his career in tanking, and she's walking around, a millionaire. When are the black athletes going to wise up and stop letting their little head rule their big head??????

Posted by: demtse | August 23, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

"It would be the most lurid domestic relations trial ever"

TV audiences eat this kind of stuff up!!! Just think of the advertising revenue a Woods divorce trial wood generate!!! We're talking about Super Bowl type Nielson ratings and multi-million dollar per minute TV advertising slots!

Americans love sex scandals. Do you remember how much coverage CNN devoted to the Wayne Bobbitt trial?

In case you forgot, CNN televised hours upon endless hours of the trial of an irate wife who cut off her husband's weenie with a knife.

Thanks to the miracles of modern medicine doctors were able to stich Bobbit's weenie back together again.

Totally classic, man! The whole world was watching! Just think of all the funny off color jokes resulting from the Bobbit trial.

Posted by: montana123 | August 23, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

ok ged0386, question for you why when black ballers get 2 extra dimes to rub together they go grab the lowest class bleached blonde,they are usually very under educated, po white trash, gold diggers.
i like it when they wind up broke and the bride steps away with all the $, to share with the next man.
hope ms. nordegren, has taken the proper medical tests and got a clean bill of health.

Posted by: ninnafaye | August 23, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Ah, Tanya Tucker ....
Our D-I-V-O-R-C-E becomes final today. Me and little H-O-E will be goin' away.

Posted by: bs2004 | August 23, 2010 2:58 PM
I think you mean Tammy Wynette.

Posted by: dgldsn | August 23, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Shouldn't have married her in the first place.

Posted by: VietVet68 | August 23, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

My Sympathies to Tiger Woods.

She lived a fantasy provided by him.

NO Woman is worth $700 Million!

As others have pointed out though, he has Children, they are Secured!

ROCK and ROLL TIGER!!! It was an expensive Bail, but you're FREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Posted by: SAINT---The | August 23, 2010 8:37 PM | Report abuse

It's just cash being funneled from consumers who make him their god to sponsors like Nike and Accenture to his pockets to her. He's still got plenty. And he'll make plenty more in the future, and weekend warrior watchers of The Golf Channel will bow down before him again. "All hail Tiger!!! The king is dead, long live the king!!!"

Posted by: gce1356 | August 23, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Check out this youtube of Tiger ripping a fart during a golf tournament:

Posted by: montana123 | August 23, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Tiger is free and now he can go back to playing more bad golf.

Posted by: jblast2000 | August 23, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how much Elin's going to soak Tiger for?

Let this be a lesson to you philanderers out there!!!

Keep that pea shooter in your pants when you're around women other than your wife!

Posted by: montana123


And if you can't keep that pea shooter in your pants, don't get married. Tiger could have had a great endorsements from both Nike and Axe Body Spray.

Posted by: bbface21 | August 23, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Let's see --- As a family man, Tiger was full-time father and tried to keep his affairs discreet. Roundly condemned. The average black man doesnt even make an effort to marry any of the mothers of his children or be a full-time father: result illegitimacy rate of around 80% creating an epidemic of crime and fatherless, dysfunction children. But hey, important thing is they didn't "cheat" What fun reading in People about their latest sexual conquests and romps What studs!

Posted by: markthurt | August 23, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

@rlj1: i like your thinking, but i think history shows that, almost invariably, whenever courts have a chance to screw with a black athlete's money or freedom, they DO and to his great disadvantage.

Posted by: dcjazzman | August 23, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

i agree: he should NEVER have gotten married until he was/is old enough to only want "a good friend" to spend some time with. he could have surrogate kids and good bootay any time he felt like it without EVER getting married. and especially to an obvious golf!!! er, that is GOLD digger.

Posted by: dcjazzman | August 23, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

@markthurt: i'm black and i'm with you in that far too many young black men (and some women) have little or no history or respect for marriage and good parenthood. i agree that there are too many ignorant youngsters who reject accepted societal standards for education and behavior. dumb kids raising dumber kids. but "80% black illegitimacy rate." Is your claim based on recent (OR old) census data or some other viable, official or generally accepted information, other than, perhaps, some equally ignorant minister's claim of "directly received and blessed news???"

Posted by: dcjazzman | August 23, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

I can't help but wonder what Earl would say to all this -- bearing in mind, of course, the role he played in it. Fathers-&-sons, another cautionary tale: the way he brought up his son and his overbearing personality had to have some role in this, in what subsequently happened -- his son's unraveling. "Unraveling". Can't think of a better word. How big that role might be is open to debate. But it's fair to say that he sowed at least some of the seeds that flowered into this debacle.

The entire story always struck me as too good to be true; the edifice a tower in a swamp. The weight, the pressure, bearing down on its foundation inevitably would cause the soft ground to shift. When it did the entire structure would crash into the mire (the controversy now overtaking Lance Armstrong being the same).

And it always had a Cinderella quality about it, his now-finalized divorce providing a Cinderella-like denouement. There's Tiger Woods the man and "Tiger Woods" the myth; the media creation; the Grand Illusion; the marketing tool. When his clock struck midnight the Grand Illusion vanished, leaving what to see? His elegant coach-&-four -- a pumpkin pulled by rats; his magnificent finery -- rags. And tools, once broken, are inevitably discarded.

Posted by: hogsmile | August 23, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Tiger is more like a little pussy cat, both on and off the golf course mow.

Posted by: jblast2000 | August 23, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

methinks the 70 ft yacht will be up for sale; soon. the man has expenses, with income nowhere near he is used to.

now he is just a paper tiger.

Posted by: ashrink | August 23, 2010 11:25 PM | Report abuse

This divorce really came as a shock. Don't you feel sorry for Elin and Tiger? Tell you what. Let's have him and me switch bank accounts. That'll solve everything.

Posted by: Martial | August 23, 2010 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Who cares?

Millions divorce every darn day under the sun. Why don't you write about each of them too? Why focus on Tiger only. Give him some rest and get poking your nose in other people's bedroom sheets for a change.

WashPost must have been taken over by Murdoch without us knowing about it. Looks more and more like the British rag "The Sun". Expect boobs and nude pin-ups soon.

Posted by: benkad | August 24, 2010 12:13 AM | Report abuse

I don't care who is married to whom, but 700 mil for a piece of a** that is crazy. It has to be some kind of cut off price for these types of divorces. Most of the women are looking to cash it in any way. The kids and she just went into old money status. It will last them and their kids to come.

Posted by: jfrost8171 | August 24, 2010 12:52 AM | Report abuse

The guy was an idiot. Why get married if you want to play the field?

Posted by: moebius22 | August 24, 2010 1:11 AM | Report abuse

Oh, please, please stop the nonsense about racism. Tiger he was NOT black. He called himself CaBLaNAsian (Caucasian-Black-NativeAmerian&Asian).


Nordegren needed $700Million in just to pronunce his Ghettoappallachian ethnicity!

Posted by: Whispers | August 23, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse
Sounds fancy, but he is finding that he is just a Blackassasian.

Posted by: matrox | August 24, 2010 1:41 AM | Report abuse

Heartbreaking that these 2 love-struck kids couldn't make it work. The marriage was based on lust: Tiger for the blonde Swede's shape and the blonde Swede for Tiger's bank account.

Posted by: randysbailin | August 24, 2010 1:46 AM | Report abuse

I suspect Tiger will be buying another new wife soon enough. Hopefully he won't be stupid enough to pay what he paid for his first one. Way overpriced.

Posted by: matrox | August 24, 2010 1:51 AM | Report abuse

wemen just like clothes,if a man have sufficient fund,the man can change clothes anytime.

Posted by: royman882003 | August 24, 2010 6:28 AM | Report abuse

women just like clothes,if a man have sufficient fund,the man can replace clothes anytime.

Posted by: royman882003 | August 24, 2010 6:31 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: blazerguy234 | August 24, 2010 7:39 AM | Report abuse

This witch push him to do this and got away with millions. Tiger was dumb to marry a babysitter/ She is the most expensive babisytter ever. He could have had a million of this european sitters cheaper

Posted by: rosalynneus | August 24, 2010 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Tiger did bring all of this on himself, he was a fool who apparently thought that he could sleep around with impunity. If I were the Tiger I would convert to Islam or Mormonism so that I can have multiple wives.

I'd head for the Middle East to a place like Dubai or Morocco where they love celebrities and interaction with suicide bombing crazies are kept to a minimum. It wouldn't take too long to build up a nice pile of money there.

Posted by: RangerHAAF | August 24, 2010 8:07 AM | Report abuse

Hopefully, now Tiger will be able to concentrate on his golf game and get back to being a competitive player. As he did bring this on himself, he is not the first man to cheat on his wife and get caught in the media. We are the one's who elevated him to an icon status that he could do no wrong. He has some issues that alot of men have or had and so I don't beat him up for what he brought on himself. To be honest, If most of us, at a young age, were as successful as him , we'd probably be in the same situation. Again, most of us. You take a child's childhood from them to concentrate on adult careers, when they reach a certain age, they begin to crave things that they missed growing up - like dating, experimenting with sex, playing with children (MJ), and a host of other things. I'm not saying give him a pass, but let's put it to rest and let Tiger and his family heal. I want to see him out there kicking butt. Some might not like this, the golf game needs him. He brought more attention, and money to that sport than anyone presently playing in the game. I'm sure behind close doors the other golfers want him out there also. They made alot of money behind his success.

Posted by: MrKeys | August 24, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

He's getting what he deserves, period.

Posted by: Candressuhmoose | August 24, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: ged0386

anyway so you are glad so see him lose it. Why do black men always have to be twice as humble, twice as good to get the same treatment that the white boys get? And they still dont get treated the same?

And the race card comes lame. First of all, no one is wishing for the demise of Jesse James because he's a scumbag and no one cares about him. No one cares about Brad Pitt cause he didn't do anything wrong. He broke up with one girl and went with another.

The reason people care about Tiger Woods is because HE protrayed himself to be better than the average Joe. Do you remember the "I am Tiger Woods" commercials. It has nothing to do with his being black. As a matter of fact, probably the two most popular athletes of this generation have been black: Jordan and Woods. Certainly the most richly endorsed. Playing the race card is so completely ignorant it is beyond description.

Posted by: Alisterio | August 24, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Most men in America had cheated on their wives more than one time. I have. Look at all those divorces. Madonna had more than one partner, JFK had several, Aniston had multiple partners!!! By the way I found a website that give you prizes for your opinions and 4 play games,here is the topic about tiger woods:

Posted by: elizabeth_3166 | August 25, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

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