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Biggest Headline of 2009: Tiger Woods Car Crash, Infidelity Claims, Break From Golf

Tiger Woods, the most famous golfer in the world and the first athlete billionaire, had what looked like a pristine personal life throughout his career. A relatively minor car accident at around 2 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving this year cracked open the details of what was apparently a sordid secret situation. Details of the crash emerged and changed quickly; whether or not Elin Nordegren saved him with one of his golf clubs, it was clear that a domestic dispute had gone very wrong. As the news spread about Tiger's accident, everyone learned of the National Enquirer headline that he was cheating on his wife. Within days, one mistress became 10 as many women came forward with stories about their lengthy and multiyear-long relationships with the golfer. Tiger was rumored to be offering Elin a revised version of their prenup so she would stick around for two more years.

Over the past few weeks, Tiger released a series of statements via his website apologizing for his many "transgressions" and ultimately announcing that he will be taking a break from professional golf to "focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person." There were also stories that Tiger was taking many prescription drugs, which may have affected his state on the night of the accident — and apparently affected his affairs, as one woman said Tiger loves "Ambien sex." His many mistresses love the spotlight and have been everywhere from the talk shows to red carpets spilling tons of details about their romantic and sexual relationships with Tiger.

Since Thanksgiving, Tiger's wife Elin Nordegren has been spotted out twice without her wedding ring and with their two children — Sam and 10-month-old Charlie. There are rumors that she is still thinking about staying with Tiger but has hired a divorce lawyer and recently purchased land and a home in her native Sweden. Tiger has been dropped from many of his endorsement deals, but not Nike, which is sticking by its main golfer. This is one big headline that will continue to unfold as we all wait to see when Tiger emerges, what happens with his family, and at what point he'll be back on the course competing on the PGA tour.

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silvester silvester 7 years
Well i think tiger is goinhg trhoughthe tough times of life and that has defionatley impacted in his passion of golf,perhaps he might not be able to participate in the mjor PGA events of the year,even he woulkd not thought that a small accident can change his life completely,it wvery sdad but best wishes for tiger.thanks
wayne-lindsey wayne-lindsey 7 years
In the beginning love and sex were meant for creation. Friendship is the strongest bond we have. When there were few on earth the seeds of life had to be spread to create the population of the new world. Some scientist say there are genes passed on from that beginning. So, is there a gene that allows for this passion of sex especially with different partners? Some, primarily men, have lost that gene and are faithful to their spouse. Without putting friendship first most marriages will fail. Beauty has nothing to do with success of a marriage. Tiger is a perfect example. Most would say his wife is by far the most beautiful of all of his "other" women. To me, Tiger, somewhere along the way lost respect for his wife and himself.. Like, in most marriages, familiarity breeds disrespect. Enough rambling.
janneth janneth 7 years
Why go for fresh and clean, when you can have fake and dirty?
clarabelle98 clarabelle98 7 years
Oops, 3 dogs. LOL
clarabelle98 clarabelle98 7 years
I see two dogs in that picture. What a completely despicable human being. He had everything and threw it all away for cheap thrills. I hope their pre-nup was contingent upon fidelity.
wayne-lindsey wayne-lindsey 7 years
When the world was young it was important for man to spread his seeds of live in order to populate the world. I think Tiger forgot it was the year 2009.
kelkooshoes kelkooshoes 7 years
Elin is better, you stupid!
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