Elin Nordegren: What She Should Have Told People Magazine

Bailey BrautiganFeatured ColumnistAugust 31, 2010

Elin Nordegren: What She Should Have Told People Magazine

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    After reading Elin Nordegren's interview with People magazine, we have all been left a little disappointed. Sure, it's good to know that she is now doing well and that she is recovering from the past year's drama, but don't we all kind of wish she would have stuck it to Tiger a little more?

    Considering that this is Elin's only interview on the matter, it looks like Tiger has gotten off pretty easy. It makes you wonder if Elin actually told People what was really on her mind.

    We all know what Elin said in her interview, but let's take a look at what she should have said.

What She Said...

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    When asked if there was anything that Elin wanted to set straight, she made it perfectly clear that she did not hit Tiger Woods with a golf club:

    "What comes to mind first is all the speculation that I had something to do with the car crash or that I had somehow used any kind of violence on Tiger. This was one of the things I had the hardest time with people thinking. There was never any violence inside or outside our home. The speculation that I would have used a golf club to hit him is just ridiculous."

What She Should Have Said...

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    When asked if there was anything that she wanted to set straight:

    "What comes to mind first is all the speculation that I had something to do with the car crash or that I had somehow used any kind of violence on Tiger.

    Believe me. I thought about it. In fact, I really wanted to hit the scumbag."

What She Said...

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    When asked how she felt about being described as a "former swimsuit model and nanny," Elin shared that she was never really successful at modeling.

    "I did some modeling when I was younger. I was never really successful at it, and I didn't intend to pursue it. It is flattering to be called a model, but I hardly think a few shoots in my teenage years make me a model."

What She Should Have Said...

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    When asked how she felt about being described as a "former swimsuit model and nanny:"

    "I don't really feel either way about it now. After dumping Tiger, I won't have to ever work again if I don't want to."

What She Said...

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    When asked about her childhood dreams growing up in Sweden, Elin shared:

    "I grew up in a little town called Vaxholm outside Stockholm. I always loved sports and was an avid soccer player throughout my childhood. As a kid I dreamed of becoming a soccer professional and journalist (like my father) because I love to write."

What She Should Have Said...

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    When asked about her childhood dreams, Elin should have said:

    "I grew up in a little town called Vaxholm outside Stockholm. I always loved sports and athletes. As a kid I dreamed of dating, marrying, and then ultimately divorcing a professional athlete. That was a dumb question."

What She Said...

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    When asked what it was like adjusting to Tiger's world, Elin said:

    "The hardest thing was being in the public eye. I am by nature a pretty shy and private person."

What She Should Have Said...

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    When asked  what it was like adjusting to Tiger's world:

    "The hardest thing was being in the public eye. But have you seen my house? I got over that pretty fast."

What She Said...

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    When asked about how she felt when she first learned of Tiger's betrayal, Elin said:

    "Absolute shock and disbelief. I felt stupid as more things were revealed- how could I not have known anything?"

What She Should Have Said...

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    When asked about how she felt when she first learned of Tiger's betrayal, Elin should have said:

    "You know, I felt hurt and betrayed when I heard about the first woman, and I was going to confront Tiger...But then I heard about the second woman. This continued for a while, and when it got to the tenth and eleventh women, I figured, 'What's the point?'"