Tiger, Elin officially divorced
Tiger Woods’ marriage was officially over Monday morning.
Elin Nordegren and Woods, who have been living apart, both were present at Bay County Circuit Court in Florida as their lawyers filed the paperwork dissolving their six-year marriage. Terms of the divorce were not disclosed.
It had been an open secret in golf circles that the divorce was imminent in the wake of Woods’ sex scandal, which came to light last Thanksgiving.
Much like any divorcing parents, the two have spent the past few months deciding how their children would be raised and the amount of money Nordegren would receive from the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer.
A source with some knowledge of the divorce wouldn’t discuss the financial settlement other than to dismiss reports that Woods would pay $750 million. More recent reports put the figure at between $100 million and $150 million.
“We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future,” Woods and Nordegren said in a joint statement released by their lawyers.
“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.
“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.”
The two were married in a lavish ceremony in 2004 and have two children, a daughter, Sam, who is 3, and a 1-year-old son, Charlie.
Woods, 34, entered a six-week in-patient program for sex addiction in Mississippi to try to keep his wife from leaving him, ultimately to no avail.
Woods is scheduled to play at The Barclays, the first of the FedEx Cup playoff events, Thursday at Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey.