Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Tiger Woods marriage can't be saved.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren are officially divorced, according to a statement posted by their lawyers on the golfer’s website on Monday.
The statement said the judgement posted in a Bay County, Florida court provided for shared parenting of their two children.
“We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future,” the former couple said in the statement, which said that the children’s well being had been the “primary focus of our amicable discussions.”
“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,” Woods and Nordegren said. Financial terms of the divorce were not released but reports indicated that it can reach a sum of USD100 million.
The couple’s marriage hit the rocks very publicly late last year when Woods, who previously had enjoyed a squeaky-clean image, crashed his car outside their house, setting off a cascade of revelations about his repeated infidelities.
Woods was forced to take a five-month break from golf as he reportedly received treatment for sex addiction. The scandal cost Woods millions of dollars in sponsorship deals and he has yet to regain the form that made him the world’s best golfer for much of his career.