Is Tiger Woods Reuniting with Ex-Wife Elin Nordegren?

Fred Altvater@@tolohgolfrContributor IIFebruary 24, 2013

Tiger and Elin Woods at the 2009 Presidents Cup
Tiger and Elin Woods at the 2009 Presidents CupScott Halleran/Getty Images

Could it be possible that Tiger Woods and his ex-wife Elin Nordegren may get back together?

The National Enquirer reported in January that Woods got down on one knee and proposed to Nordegren over the Christmas holidays. It was reported he offered a $200 million prenuptial agreement, and she countered with $350 million.

Apparently Woods didn’t even think twice about her demands and agreed.

The Woods were originally married October 5, 2004 and have two children. A daughter, Sam Alexis, was born in June 2007, and a son, Charlie Axel, was born in February 2009.

Over the 2009 Thanksgiving holiday, Woods’ numerous infidelities came to light, and a very public divorce ensued. He was forced to apologize publicly and attend a rehabilitation program for sexual addiction.

Prior to his public disgrace, Woods received millions of dollars in endorsements from various Fortune 500 companies. Many, including AT&T and Gatorade, terminated their contracts, and his annual income took a huge hit.  CNBC reported back in 2010, that Tiger lost between $23 and $30 million in endorsements from the ordeal.

Nike is the one large sponsor that has stayed with Woods through the turmoil.

Nordegren received $110 million from the couple’s divorce in August 2010 and is building a $12 million mansion in North Palm Beach. Woods recently moved into his lush property in Jupiter, Florida.

The Daily Mail recently photographed the couple attending one of their children’s athletic events in South Florida.

Knee surgeries, swing changes and personal problems have kept Woods from winning a major championship since the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

By the end of 2011 he had fallen out of the Top 50 in the world. However, Woods won three PGA Tour events in 2012 and has climbed back to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Early in February, he won the 2013 Farmers Insurance Open at one of his favorite haunts, Torrey Pines.

Tiger’s father Earl Woods taught his son to win. As a competitor with few equals, Tiger has to view his failed marriage as a huge loss.

Before Tiger can get on with his career goal of winning more major championships, he has to overcome the loss in his personal life and turn it back into a win.

Golfers lose many more times than they win. Woods has been one of the greatest winners ever. In 295 starts, he has won 75 titles. That is nearly three losses for every win.

Golfers know that a round is 18 holes. During that round, several less-than-perfect shots will be hit. The ball may even take a bad bounce or two.

The true test is how the golfer reacts and overcomes his bad shots to dictate the final score.

Woods just turned 37 years old. He is just turning to the “back nine” of his life.

Can he hit another miracle shot from the junk and put his family back together again?

That might just be his greatest shot of all time.


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