By Lynn Zinser of The New York Times
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren were officially divorced Monday, with a judgment entered in Bay County Circuit Court in Florida to dissolve the marriage. Woods confirmed the divorce with Tiger Woods’s official Web site announcement of divorce a statement on his Web site, which came nine months after a car crash on Thanksgiving night set off the infidelity scandal that has rocked Woods’s career.
No terms of the divorce agreement were announced, except that Woods and Nordegren would share parenting of their children: their 3-year-old daughter, Sam, and their 19-month-old son, Charlie.
“We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future,” Woods and Nordegren said in a joint statement on Woods’s Web site. “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.”