Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have officially divorced, according to reports by ESPN.com and other major news outlets. The completion of the divorce comes approximately nine months after the now infamous car crash that led to a series of events culminating in Tiger Woods’ revelation of serial infidelity.
In a joint statement, Tiger and Elin acknowledged their sadness that the marriage has come to an end, and mutually reaffirmed their commitment to jointly raising their two children, daughter Sam ( aged 3), and son Charlie ( aged 1). Exact terms of the custody arrangement for Tiger and Elin’s two children have yet to be disclosed. However, it was stated that “shared parenting” would be the cornerstone of any custody agreement.
Ongoing revelations about Tiger Woods’ infidelity have been among the most prominent news stories of 2010. Undoubtedly, the fame mongering of some of Tiger’s mistresses have done much to keep the story in the public eye. Rachel Uchitel, for instance, will be featured on an upcoming edition of the popular reality series Celebrity Rehab.
On the surface, at least some efforts were made to reach a reconciliation of the marriage. Tiger Woods was spotted receiving treatment at a sex addicition clinic in Mississippi earlier this year. In light of today’s announcement that the divorce of Tiger and Elin is now official, it is clear the prior efforts at reconciliation were unsuccessful.
Tiger’s performance on the green since he returned to professional golf has been less than stellar, with many questioning whether or not the scandal has permanently damaged his capacity to play the game. His next professional golf appearance will be at The Barclays golf tournament at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey.
ESPN.com. “Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren Officially Divorce.” http://sports.espn.go.com/golf/news/story?id=5489950. Accessed 8/23/2010.