Opposite Day: Media Still Pretending Josefin Is Elin

Another photo of Josefin Lönnborg, the twin sister of Elin Nordegren, surfaced Sunday night - and was identified as Nordegren on a ski vacation in Europe.

Josefin Nordegren With Wedding Ring Not Sister Elin As Previously Reported

(Josefin relieved to know she’s not married to Tiger Woods)

As I noted Sunday, Nordegren never traveled to Europe for a ski vacation, despite numerous main media reports to the contrary. All of the photos of her are actually of her twin sister Josefin, who is seen wearing a wedding ring in the above shot and in this photo I posted earlier Sunday.

Josefin Nordegren With Wedding Ring Not Sister Elin As Previously Reported

(Fooled: PEOPLE Magazine, US WEEKLY and RadarOnline.com)

Sunday night MSNBC’s Courtney Hazlett was the first main media outlet to note the wedding ring, but she claimed that the photos were of Nordegren:

In photos from the skiing trip Elin, for the first time since Woods’ Thanksgiving night accident, is seen wearing what appears to be her wedding rings. A subtle message, but one nonetheless.

ATTN surly commenters: here’s why I posted about this whole thing again…

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Ring Sting: Elin Nordegren Not Vacationing In Alps

Earlier this weekend a report about Elin Nordegren vacationing in Europe by the LONDON SUN set off a chain of similar stories from PEOPLE Magazine, US Magazine, RadarOnline.com and probably a few others I haven’t seen. All of the outlets claimed that the wife of Tiger Woods was vacationing with her twin sister Josefin Lönnborg in the French Alps.

Josefin Nordegren With Wedding Ring Not Sister Elin As Previously Reported

(Elin’s twin sister Josefin with her new husband Daniel Lönnborg)

Since the report by the Sun, I had a source with knowledge of the whereabouts of Nordegren vehemently deny to me that she had left Orlando, let alone travel to Europe for a ski vacation.

Subsequently SPORTSbyBROOKS has obtained the above photo of a blonde woman wearing the same clothes as were seen in shots purported to be Elin on her European vacation. But the woman in the photo is wearing her wedding ring, and standing next to Daniel Lönnborg, the husband of Josefin. (Josefin was married to Lönnborg in June, 2009.)

People Magazine Mistakes Josefin Lonnberg For Elin Nordegren

(People Magazine, other media misidentified Josefin as Elin)

I’ve since confirmed that all of the photos of the blonde woman in that gear are actually of Josefin Lonnberg, not her sister Elin Nordegren.

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Elin’s Sweden Home: No Winter Indoor Plumbing!

Marcus Oscarsson of GlobalPost.com has the first extensively detailed portrait of the new Swedish island home of the wife of Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren. Some of those details indicate that it may in fact be impractical for Woods and his family to live there in winter, as the house has no indoor plumbing from October to May.

Tiger Woods Elin Nordegren Swedish Home

(Elin’s new home enjoys ideal winter conditions. For a sherpa.)

Elin Nordegren Woods’ new home is so private that in winter you need a hydrocopter to reach it. Located on an island in the Stockholm archipelago, Tiger Woods’ wife’s new estate is surrounded by miles of ice. Nordegren Woods paid $2.3 million for the estate, which includes a main house, three small guest houses, two outdoor storehouses, a private beach, a mini-harbor and a boathouse sauna.

As noted, during the winter water passage is often impossible to the island. Even in the best of conditions, a two-hour ferry from Stockholm is only available three times per week. In other words, the paparazzi would have an exceedingly difficult time reaching the area. If at all.

“When it is ice, the only way to get here is by hydrocopter,” (neighbor Urban) Andersson said. A hydrocopter is an amphibious aircraft-propelled catamaran often used in arctic coastal regions during times of freeze and ice. “During the winter time, almost no one lives on the island,” he said.

Tiger Woods Home In Sweden Faglaro Island

Nordegren’s extended family lives in neighboring Vaxholm, a city of 4,800. In ideal conditions, you can also catch a 30-minute water taxi to Elin’s island estate. But in winter, again, forget it. And although Elin dropped over $2M+ on the manse, neighbors on the island report that the house needs work. Lots of it. Read more…

Moving Truck: Picking Up Boxes At Tiger’s Home

TMZ.com has photos of a moving truck picking up boxes at Tiger Woods‘ home today in Orlando.

Tiger Woods Home Has Moving Trucks Picking Up Boxes

The truck driver went inside and removed 5 or 6 moving boxes from the house, put them in the back of the truck and left. A security team watched as the boxes were removed, and then flanked the truck as it left the property. No word on who’s stuff is being moved, but Elin Nordegren and the kids have been living there since the incident two weeks ago. Tiger has been nowhere in sight.

Could very well be an indication that Woods and wife Nordegren are moving to Sweden - which I presented as a possibility last Tuesday and also reported earlier this afternoon - via ABCNews.com.

ABC: Tiger, Elin Plan ‘imminent escape to Sweden’

Russell Goldman of ABCNews.com reports that new revelations about Tiger Woods allegedly paying prostitutes for sex has Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren, “planning an imminent escape to Sweden, where they will plan their next move.

Tiger Woods Elin Nordegren Swedish Home

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

“Tiger is going to Sweden with his wife, and they want to leave as soon as possible,” a close friend of Nordegren’s told ABCNews.com

Last week I reported that Elin had bought a house in Sweden on a private island with her sister Josefin that could only be reached by ferry. The home was purchased one day after the NATIONAL ENQUIRER reported that Woods was having an affair with Rachel Uchitel.

Tiger Woods Elin Nordegren Swedish Home

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Tuesday I predicted Nordegren would move back to Sweden as soon as this week. The next day, Fox News reported that Woods and Nordegren would soon be moving to Sweden. Read more…

Fox News: Elin, Tiger ‘Planning Move To Sweden’

Last night I predicted that Elin Nordegren would move back to Sweden this week, accompanied by her prominent politician mother Barbro Holmbeg and practicing attorney sister Josefin. Today Hollie McKay of FOX NEWS sources a report that Nordegren and Tiger Woods are planning to move to Sweden: “The insider says the couple is planning to leave the country ‘very soon.’”

Elin Nordegren Buys Home In Sweden

(Fox News reports on ‘private island’ home - Elin bought one 2 weeks ago!)

In my prediction about Elin moving to Sweden, I also noted the house that she closed on with her sister two weeks ago. Fox News concurred in its sourced report. Read more…

Are Mom, Sister Plotting Elin’s Escape To Sweden?

Last Friday Elin Nordegren’s mother Barbro Holmberg and her twin sister Josefin arrived at Tiger Woods‘ Orlando compound to, presumably, lend emotional support.

Barbro Holmberg Josefin Nordegren Planning To Take Elin Nordegren Back To Sweden?

(Team Elin: Strength in numbers)

But is that all they have in mind? We’ve all pondered the possibility of Elin leaving Woods and returning to her native Sweden, but can you imagine how difficult that would be if she was alone? Goes without saying that Woods and his handlers would do everything in their power to prevent her from boarding a flight bound for Stockholm.

But what if Elin’s mother, a strong-willed politician who overcame a bout with stomach pain this morning and her sister, a practicing attorney in London, came to her aid in the emotionally grueling endeavor? Read more…