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Details Emerge of Tiger Woods Divorce


Details Emerge of Tiger Woods Divorce

Elin, out of the woods, literally!

As part of her divorce from Tiger Woods, Elin demanded that her maiden name be restored to Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegran.

Attorney Debra Opri said, "She wants to start from scratch. She wants to go on her way as her own person."

It's all part of her fresh start.  The newly-single 30-year-old is said to be "relieved but distraught" that her divorce from the golf star is final.  She is now reportedly training for a triathlon.

And construction is ongoing at her sprawling waterfront home in Sweden where, as part of the custody deal, she can return whenever she likes with her two children, 3-year-old Sam and 18-month-old Charlie.

Opri said, "Elin having the freedom to come and go as she pleases with her children, that certainly is non-negotiable.  It was a term that was going to be in any settlement she reached with Tiger."

We're also learning more about Tiger and Elin's contentious divorce hearing.  The couple's 6 year marriage was dissolved in a hearing that lasted less than 10 minutes at a courthouse in Panama City, Florida.  Tiger and Elin reportedly did not say a single word to each other. Tiger had just one lawyer, but Elin was represented by eight attorneys, including one from London.

Elin's identical twin sister Josefin was also at her side.

In the just released divorce documents, Tiger is listed under his real name, Eldrick Tont Woods.  Both he and Elin obtained certificates showing they had completed parenting classes.

The financial terms of the divorce were not disclosed, but it's believed Elin got $100 million.

According to the court papers, Tiger and Elin reached the terms of their settlement over July 4th weekend.  And it may not be a coincidence that was the same weekend Tiger played one of the worst golf tournaments of his career.

And its not just his golf game that's suffering.  Sales of Tiger's clothing line through Nike are plummeting too.

Darren Rovell of CNBC said, "I don't think the divorce has any effect on his marketability at all. Not unless it helps or hurts him on the course.  He has to win.  That's the only way they can bring him back."