Elin Petitioned To Remove ‘Woods’ From Her Name

TMZ.com has obtained the documents contained in today’s petition for the dissolution of marriage between Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren Woods.

Tiger Woods Divorce Documents

The petition, which was subsequently approved by a judge in Panama City, Fla., today, does reveal details previously unknown regarding the couple’s parting.

In the filing, Elin petitioned and was granted restoration of her maiden name: Read more…

Official: Tiger Woods Elin Nordegren Divorce Final

Today Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren Woods appeared at the Bay County Circuit Court in Panama City, Fla., to legally finalize their divorce agreement.

Tiger Woods Elin Nordegren Divorce Final

McGuireWoods LLP, counsel for Nordegren and Sasser, Cestero and Sasser P.A., counsel for Woods, released the following statement after the official dissolution of the legal union:

“We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future. While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us.

“Once we came to the decision that our marriage was at an end, the primary focus of our amicable discussions has been to ensure their future well-being. The weeks and months ahead will not be easy for them as we adjust to a new family situation, which is why our privacy must be a principal concern.” Read more…

Tiger’s Neighbor Trashes Golfer On PPV Website

Isleworth resident and Tiger Woods next-door neighbor Jerome “Jay” Adams, Jr., has launched a pay-per-view website which he claims will provide, “true stories of Tiger’s unscripted persona never shared until now.” James also claims in a preview video on the site that he will later give his own “eyewitness account” of the Woods car accident scene on Nov. 27.

Tiger Woods neighbor Jerome James creates website to trash golfer

Adams was indeed a witness to the scene of the Thanksgiving night car accident of Woods, but it was his brother Jarius who provided details to police:

“I saw Tiger laying on the ground. [His wife,] Elin, was talking to him. And from that point, I immediately ran back to the house,  got the phone, dialed 911 and ran back out of the house again to seeif she needed any assistance or whatever the case was going on.”

Additionally, Jarius James told police Woods was “actually snoring” as he attempted to hold the golfer down on the ground after the accident and that the golfer was not noticeably bleeding.

He was pretty much clean,” Jarius James said.

The James family later hired a lawyer, Bill Sharpe, to hold a press conference about what family members observed at the accident scene. The ORLANDO SENTINEL reported on Sharpe’s presser:

Sharpe said the Adams said there was no indication that Woods and his wife were arguing. “The implication is: Was he beat up by a golf club? That’s what everybody wants to know. No,” Sharpe said. “None of his injuries looked like he had been beat up by his wife.”

Sharpe also said the family told police officers that Woods didn’t seem under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

WFTV-Channel 9’s Kathi Belich also reported that the family said it didn’t see “any argument going on between Woods and his wife, but they also did not see any golf club. It’s not easy to break a vehicle window, yet two of Tiger Woods’ windows were broken out. The story we’ve heard is that his wife, Elin, claimed to have broken the windows to rescue him from the SUV with a golf club.”

Belich added that the family “just wanted to be good neighbors and they were, and they wanted to set the record straight about what they saw and what they didn’t see.”

Jerome Adams in the preview video on his site said that Woods attorney Mark NeJame contacted James family attorney Sharpe three hours before the press conference and that NeJame, “informed us that Tiger’s attorneys would like to craft a statement that was going to be read.

James goes on to claim in the same video on his new pay-per-view website that now his family wants to tell exactly what happened that night.

But if James wants to get the story out, why is he charging $4-a-throw for the privilege of hearing it?

In the free video and first $3.99 PPV clip on the site, Jerome James alleges various garden-variety slights from Woods that James and his family supposedly endured from the golfer over the years.

But James does make one very serious claim about Woods and his treatment of wife Elin Nordegren. Read more…

Elin, Kids Back Home; Is Divorce Now Or Never?

RadarOnline.com and TMZ.com reported late Tuesday that Elin Nordegren and her two children returned to Orlando on Tuesday night. Elin’s return comes perhaps not coincidentally with Woods in Jacksonville for The Players Championship this weekend.

Elin Nordegren Returns With Her Children To Orlando From Sweden

Scores of anonymously-sourced tabloid reports have Elin and Woods soon to divorce, with both having recently, reportedly consulted divorce attorneys. If that indeed is a possibility, it figures that a formal, legal separation agreement could begin to take shape in the next week.

Woods will probably play next at The Memorial on June 3-6 in Ohio, using the Jack Nicklaus signature event, where he is defending champ, as a tuneup for the U.S. Open on June 17-20 at Pebble Beach. So beginning Monday, perhaps Woods and Elin could be in close proximity for the first extended period of time since The Masters. (Three weeks.)

Might that be a window to negotiate a formal, legal separation? Read more…

Tiger Blog Post: ‘Family’ Mention Leaves Out Elin

Tiger Woods posted a blog entry today on his official website that gives his version of what he’s been up to since The Masters. It’s the first somewhat candid blog entry by Woods since his Thanksgiving car accident. (Designed to combat tabloid reports about his family’s activities?)

Tiger Woods Blog Post: Family Reference Doesn't Include Elin

In the post, Woods addresses his strong language at The Masters, congratulates Phil Mickelson for winning the tournament. (Finally). He also notes a recent round of golf at Isleworth in which he shot 63 but was apparently not joined by Michael Jordan and Fred Couples. RadarOnline.com posted photos yesterday that it claimed showed Woods, Jordan and Couples playing golf at Isleworth on last Tuesday.

The most interesting part of the blog entry though was Woods recounting his recent “family” time. Read more…

Photos: Tiger, Jordan Golfing Together This Week

RadarOnline.com has photos today it claims are of Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan playing golf in Woods’ “Isleworth community” on Tuesday.

Tiger Woods Golf With Michael Jordan Photos

Now, with wife Elin in Sweden with their children, Tiger reunited with his old pal Tuesday and Wednesday as they played golf in his Isleworth community.

RadarOnline.com obtained exclusive photos of the golf outing. (Yes, we know, the quality of the photos is terrible, but you get the idea!)

While it’s highly unlikely anyone will get confirmation of the golf outing from Woods or Jordan, Radar reports that a prominent PGA Tour golfer also joined them that day. Read more…

Elin’s Mom Not “Ailing”, Never Went To Arizona

If you look back at what you think you know about the Tiger Woods story starting the day after Thanksgiving, much of your perception of what happened can be attributed to what the most credible outlets at the time were reporting. Like PEOPLE magazine.

Elin's Mom Not In Arizona As Reported By People

Monday it was reported by People that Tiger Woods wife Elin Nordegren flew to the Phoenix area to visit her “ailing mom” in the hospital, prominent Swedish politician Barbro Holmberg:

“Elin’s mother is having private treatments in the U.S., ” a source tells PEOPLE of Elin hopping a flight to pay her ailing mom a hospital visit. “Even though it is paid for in Sweden, her mother had private treatments here before and really liked where she was.”

But a prominent newspaper in Stockholm, Sweden, reported earlier today that a spokesman for Holmberg confirmed Wednesday that Elin’s mom isn’t “ailing” nor is she in Arizona. Read more…

Is Tiger’s Discolored Tooth Result Of Elin Attack?

On Dec. 7, 2009, STAR Magazine reported that Tiger Woods had one of his teeth broken by a phone thrown by wife Elin Nordegren as part of a confrontation that preceded the golfer’s infamous Thanksgiving night accident. (Star Magazine is the sister publication to the NATIONAL ENQUIRER, which broke the first Woods infidelity story.)

Star Claimed Tiger Woods Suffered Broken Tooth Thanksgiving Night

If you examine photos of Tiger Woods from this past week in Augusta at The Masters, you’ll notice that the color of his left front tooth is considerably different than the rest of his teeth.

  Tiger Woods Fake Tooth In 2010

(Attack or plaque?)

So does that discoloration confirm Star’s contention that Elin damaged one of her husband’s teeth?

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Carrey: Elin ‘Willing Participant’ In Tiger Cheating

Four days after announcing the breakup of his five-year relationship with Jenny McCarthy and with McCarthy having recently announced plans to write a book about infidelity in relationships, actor Jim Carrey came to the defense of Tiger Woods today on Twitter.com with two Tweets to his 600,000+ followers:

Jim Carrey Tiger Woods tweet

No wife is blind enough to miss that much infidelity. Elin had 2 b a willing participant on the ride 4 whatever reason. kids/lifestyle ;^)

Tiger Woods owes nothing 2 anyone but himself. 2 please his father he gave up his childhood and his freedom in the world. That’s enough!—> Read more…

Photos: Tiger Hugs It Out In Augusta With Buds

John Boyette of the AUGUSTA CHRONICLE reports that Tiger Woods has arrived in Augusta in preparation for The Masters Thursday.

Tiger Woods arrives in Augusta for The Masters - photo credit Augusta Chronicle

(Gone Huggins With Jim Furyk)

The four-time Masters Tournament champion arrived at Augusta National Golf Club shortly after 1 p.m. today and made his way to the practice range, where he hit balls. He teed off on the 10th hole with friend and 1998 Masters winner Mark O’Meara and a guest of O’Meara’s.

Woods, wearing khaki pants and a light purple shirt, was hitting balls between Englishmen Paul Casey and Luke Donald. He greeted Casey and shook his hand when he entered the range.

Woods’ longtime caddie Steve Williams and swing coach Hank Haney accompanied him.

Extra security ringed the club’s new practice area, but it looked like business as usual. Woods hit wedges to one of the new target greens, then worked his way through the bag before heading to the course.

The Chronicle also has a photo gallery of Woods today in Augusta.

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