Tiger Woods is ready to start swinging again. The exiled golfer announced today that he will take part in April’s Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Woods discussed his decision to return to the game on his website:
The Masters is where I won my first major, and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta…
I have undergone almost two months of inpatient therapy, and I am continuing my treatment. Although I’m returning to competition, I still have a lot of work to do in my personal life.
Underlining that last sentiment is Tiger’s wife Elin Nordegren, who still isn’t wearing her wedding ring despite the couple’s apparent reunion. While countless tabs have reported her continued disenfranchisement from her husband, she has yet to comment publicly since the Thanksgiving car accident and discoveries of infidelity that derailed their marriage and his career.
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Things may be going back to normal for Tiger Woods. Not only is their increased suspicion that Woods will attend this year’s Masters tournament (Jack Nicklaus certainly thinks so), tabs also say estranged wife Elin Nordegren and the couple’s children—Sam, 2, and Charlie, 1—have reunited with him at their Isleworth, Florida mansion. TMZ reports Elin and the children spent several hours together with an affectionate Tiger yesterday, while People and Radar claim Nordegren has agreed to come home permanently, if not enthusiastically.
“Elin knows Tiger has issues and is afraid to go near him romantically. Because of the children and his need to return to golf, she will try to live in the house with a wall between them,” says People‘s source. “The marriage is all smoke and mirrors, but Elin will help Tiger rebuild his image and gain new sponsorships because this is what his life is all about…Elin will put a new face on platonic relationships.” Considering the alleged depths of Tiger’s sex addiction, it’s hard to believe he’ll be satisfied with that.
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Elin Nordegren may not have been moved by Tiger Woods‘ apology, but even sorrier singer Chris Brown let the radio show Mojo In The Morning know he’s forgiven the golf star’s moral lapses. “I think people always deserve a second chance. I know my fans gave me a second chance.” Well, some did.
Whatever his personal life is, and this goes for me and him, his personal life is his personal life. Nobody has the right to place judgment or make any judgment on anybody else’s personal life when they’re not directly involved with them. He plays golf, that’s his sport, that’s his love that’s what people love him for. They don’t love him for the other stuff they’re talkin’ about.
No, they certainly don’t. We’d suggest maybe the pair should spend some quality bonding time together, but odds are Tiger shouldn’t be indulging in Brown’s favorite pastime of the moment—meeting ladies! “I think right now, girls are one of my main priorities,” explained the singer. “…just having fun. If I go on dates they’re just friends. The bedroom is always nice, but dinner is the gentleman way.” Hey, we thought you weren’t going to judge Tiger. [via Access Hollywood]
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Sources say Tiger’s mea culpa was solely his decision.
Last Friday’s public apology by Tiger Woods is reported to have drawn seven million viewers around the U.S., but a new report suggests that one party who could have taken or left Tiger’s teary “I’m sorry” was his wife, Elin Nordegren.
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Tiger Woods‘ return to the spotlight begins on Friday morning, with the golfer giving a press conference to “a small group of friends, colleagues and close associates” at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. This will be Woods’ first public appearance following the Thanksgiving car crash that led to shocking accusations of infidelity and drug use. Said the press release, “Tiger plans to discuss his past and his future and he plans to apologize for his behavior.” No one will ask questions or be allowed to film his comments.
“Tiger feels as though it’s time to make amends and to publicly do that,” Woods agent Mark Steinberg told Bloomberg News. “This has all come together quite quickly.” Woods has yet to confirm his long-reported stint in a Mississippi sex rehab clinic—or anything else—since apologizing for his “transgressions” to wife Elin Nordegren more than two and a half months ago.
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You know how 2Pac still releases albums years after his death? We get the feeling scandalous stories concerning Tiger Woods‘ sex life will continue to surface with similar regularity even if the golfer succeeds in giving up his wild ways—there’s just that much crap in the vault. Tiger mistress and porn star Joslyn James, politely having waited her turn to speak, told Inside Edition that Woods unknowingly knocked her up twice during their affair, with one pregnancy ending in a miscarriage and the other being terminated. “Elin [Nordegren] was pregnant with [Tiger's son] Charlie at that time,” she said of her decision to abort. “I just didn’t want to ruin anything.” James says she met with Woods for sex about once a month before, during and after her pregnancies. “I know he had to have feelings about me. Right now I don’t know if he cares about anybody or loves anybody but himself.” We’ll get back to that glass house smashing later.
Though not contradicting James, the porn star’s sister Samantha was quick to question her motivation for coming forward. “It was a complete joke,” she told Radar. “My sister doesn’t care about anybody but herself. My sister may have had a miscarriage because she suffered those before but I do not believe anything else she said…I just hope she gives some of the money from her interview to her son because she has not seen him for a few years now,” referring to the $12,000 plus James owes to her ex-husband in child support. A porn star and a deadbeat mom? How could someone as successful as Tiger not find a better grade of mistress than this?
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First, some bad news for Elin Nordegren: the Enquirer has an interview with an alleged patient from Tiger Woods‘ Mississippi sex rehab clinic who says the golf star was only there to improve his PR, not his home life. “Tiger’s so-called rehabilitation is a joke,” said the witness, who claims he mocked other patients—even making a woman cry in group therapy. “He went into rehab as a sex addict, and he’s coming out as one. He has been in complete denial the whole time…Tiger isn’t about to change his stripes.” Hey, making the wisecracks is our job, anonymous source! You’re just supposed to make the libelous accusations. “As soon as his wife Elin takes her eyes off him, he will be hopping into bed with the first bimbo that catches his eye.” That’s better.
And now the good news…Tiger went and bought his missus a boat! A big 61-foot mother named…Solitude. “Tiger and Elin have continued diving when they are out for relaxation,” a source told People. “And they talked about having a boat that would be mainly for this purpose.” Solitude, woth $2 to $3 million, has been in the works for two years, so the timing of the delivery may be more fortuitous than a sign of commitment. Of course, neither Woods nor anyone else will say for sure whether the boat belongs to the golfer or his wife. With these guys, you can’t even verify the good stuff!
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Tiger Woods left the Gentle Path rehab clinic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi with wife Elin Nordegren today, according to Radar. While all we could see for ourselves was that Woods may not have been shaving, tabloids have claimed golf star’s weeks-long stint involved plenty of group and individual therapy, a polygraphed confession to his wife (who supposedly came down to the clinic earlier this week) and absolutely no video games whatsoever. Repeat: no video games.
Though Nordegren’s recent refusal to wear a wedding ring gave credence to rumors she’s was planning a divorce, she has since reportedly changed her mind, with the couple now trying to repair their relationship. But while some quality time with their children is next on their agenda, it might not be long before Tiger’s back on the golf course. Australia’s Herald-Sun said the athlete may even attend this month’s Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona, with the event’s director saying Tiger’s participation “would be terrific” even if he couldn’t confirm nor deny. Don’t feel bad about that, dude—it’s not like anyone’s been able to officially confirm anything involving Tiger since this scandal broke.
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Elin Nordegren has been without a wedding ring since confronting husband Tiger Woods about his infidelity last Thanksgiving, but new reports suggest she may have changed her mind about divorcing the golf star. Following their claim that Nordegren visited Woods at the Mississippi sex rehab clinic where he’s supposedly been hiding out, Radar now says the pair are planning to give their marriage another go. “She was happy when she came home,” says their source. “Things went well. He’s told her he’s serious about making it work and doing whatever he can.”
If Nordegren and Woods truly are patching things up, new details about the Thanksgiving fight that left him in the hospital couldn’t have come at a worse time. According to The Daily Beast, the battle started when Woods told his wife the National Enquirer was planning a (false) story about his cheating and put her on the phone with “pal” Rachel Uchitel to assuage her fears. Less than convinced, Nordegren began texting Uchitel from Woods’ phone, eventually learning their true relationship. Nordegren then woke her Ambien-addled husband—who contacted Uchitel to announce is impeding divorce—leading to the golf-club-swinging/car-crashing brouhaha we heard so much about. But that’s all in the past now, right? Right?
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