Report: Tiger Woods, Ex-Girlfriend Kristin Smith in Legal Battle over NDA

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistApril 2, 2018

Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the second green during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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Tiger Woods and ex-girlfriend Kristin Smith are reportedly embroiled in a legal battle over a non-disclosure agreement she signed at the end of their relationship. 

According to TMZ Sports, Smith and Woods are currently in arbitration because Smith has tried to back out of the NDA. She says the agreement is not enforceable for an undisclosed reason.

Woods began dating Smith in 2015, and the two ended their relationship last year. A source told TMZ that Woods has threatened to release "embarrassing" pictures of Smith if she doesn't comply with the non-disclosure agreement.

Smith reportedly believes Woods cheated on her during their relationship. The 14-time major winner divorced from Elin Nordegren after having multiple extramarital affairs, and several of the women came forward regarding their relationship with Woods.

Non-disclosure agreements are not uncommon for athletes or celebrity relationships. In many cases, they are put into place so the other party in the relationship cannot publicly disparage or harm the celebrity's reputation in case of a breakup.

Allegations of infidelity likely would bring Woods' past back into focus at a time when he is making another return to golf from back injuries. 

Woods reportedly paid Smith an undisclosed sum in exchange for her signing the NDA. 

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