Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren were officially divorced last Monday August 23, 2010 at Bay County Circuit Court in Florida. Woods’s Web site revealed a joint statement from the previously married couple, “We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future.”
There are no terms and conditions regarding the divorce that were disclosed except that Woods and Nordegren will share parenting of their two children Sam, 3, and Charlie, 18 months. The two released a statement that they are primarily concern of the future well-being of their two kids. The two also emphasized the importance of their privacy for the coming months while their children are adjusting to their new family situation.
Their marriage started to be shaken on the day after Thanksgiving last year when Woods had a car accident just outside the couple’s home in Orlando. After the incident, Woods filled the news and gossips exposing his personal problems that eventually affected his career. Woods publicly admitted his extramarital affairs, took an off from his golf career for three months and underwent therapy. Several of his sponsors cancelled their deals except for Nike.
Woods is set to get his focus back in his golf career. However, leading figures in the US Ryder Cup team said it might be difficult for Woods as wives and girlfriends may be sympathizing with Elin and react negatively towards him.