Tiger Woods first wife: Why did Woods and ex-wife Elin Nordegren divorce?

TIGER WOODS was married to Elin Nordegren for six years, so why did the couple decide to divorce?

Tiger Woods is currently in hospital receiving treatment following a car accident in Los Angeles. The golf pro lost control of his vehicle and is now recovering from extensive surgery to repair his fractured right leg and shattered ankle following the crash. Mr Woods has received an outpouring of support from fans and fellow golfers wishing him a speedy recovery.

Mr Woods’ latest accident is not the first time the golfer has been involved in a car accident.

In 2009 Mr Woods had a car accident outside his Florida-based home, which woke up his wife at the time, Elin Nordegren.

Former model Ms Nordegren took care of her injured husband while she and the neighbours waited for emergency services to arrive.

Why did the couple divorce?
As claims of Mr Woods’ infidelity came to light, several women then came forward claiming to have had sexual encounters with the sports star.

After the sex scandal involving the golfer hit the headlines, Mr Woods and Ms Nordegren split in 2010.

Mr Woods released a statement acknowledging his infidelity, which read: “I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children.”

He also spoke to the press at the PGA Tour’s headquarters in Florida that year.

He said: “I was unfaithful, I had affairs and I cheated. What I did was unacceptable.

“I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife’s family, my friends, my foundation and kids all around the world who admired me.”

Mr Woods and Ms Nordegren have now been divorced for more than a decade, but the couple successfully co-parent their two children, daughter Sam Alexis Woods and son Charlie Axel Woods.


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