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Elin tells Tiger he must give up golf?

Dec 11, 2009, 12:00 PM EDT

The big news in the Tiger Woods saga today would seem to be Jamie Jungers on the Today Show, telling the world that she dumped Tiger because he wouldn’t give her money. But how about his wife, Elin Nordegren, giving an ultimatum to keep the marriage together? The London Sun is saying that one of the conditions for Tiger to get back into his wife’s good graces is that he temporarily give up golf. And that she was on the verge of leaving him and fleeing to Sweden, but that Tiger promised her that he “would do anything” to keep her from going.

From The Sun:

A friend said: “The easy thing for Elin to do would be leave him, take the children and get a divorce. She’d never worry about money again.

“She was close to walking out for good. She decided to stay for the kids’ sake – but on her terms.

“They have agreed to try and rebuild their marriage, but Elin will be the one calling the shots. It will be a long time before he’s travelling the globe playing golf unless Elin’s by his side.

“Tiger will have to work long and hard to get her to trust him again. Quitting golf shows he is willing to sacrifice something he loves so much to protect his family.”

It was understood Elin has refused to let Woods tour until he regained her trust – or until daughter Sam, two, and ten-month-old son Charlie were old enough to tag along with them.

Meanwhile, reputed Woods mistress Jamie Jungers was interviewed on NBC’s Today Show, and said that despite their year-and-a-half love affair, the golfer never gave her a cent. And that’s why she eventually ended the affair.

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“I didn’t even get a birthday card,” the woman who met Woods as a Las Vegas cocktail waitress told Meredith Vieira live on TODAY. “I got nothing out of this relationship but a broken heart.”

But in in an earlier interview with The Sun, Jungers claimed that she ended the affair because she was “feeling uneasy” about seeing a married man.

By this time, Jamie had strong feelings for the golfer – and seeing pictures around the house of him with Elin made her unhappy. She said: “It was heartbreaking. I imagined how she would feel if she knew I was in her house.”

(Some photos in links may not be safe for work)
Models’ wild night with Tiger [London Sun]
Admitted Tiger mistress: No $, only heartbreak [MSNBC]
Waitress says sorry to Elin [The Sun]

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  1. Lu Powell - Dec 12, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
    Is there no wonder why Tiger has fallen so hard? He, himself, placed himself so high and mighty that he had a long hard fall when his indiscretions were revealed. Had he allowed himself to be seen as a fallable person before, this would not have happened. His sponsors thought they had the perfect golden boy but really he was just as bad as the rest of them. He didn’t deserve the title as good guy. He received false endorsements and yes, I will be boycotting any company that supports this douchebag.

  2. Mark - Dec 12, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    OK, if all this happened where are the pictures?
    I’m not saying he didn’t cheat, but with that many woman over that long of a period. He’s one of the most famous athletes in the world and no one caught him on camera?
    Something seems strange to me….

  3. Driene - Dec 12, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Of course you’re kiddin’, right? If so, that comment was NOT funny and to any Black person with any intellect, I’d bet that would be considered, “way off of the mark!” We’re commenting on Tiger’s situation-not race baiting! Thanks

  4. Mike - Dec 12, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    It is a sad day that with all the important issues in the world that our society is all consumed with the gossip of the private life of Mr. Woods. He made a series of bad decisions and for that he will pay dearly but we should be ashamed at ourselves that this is “breaking news”. I suppose this is why trash publications like the National Enquirer stay afloat. We are pathetic gossip hounds. I am no better as I clicked on this article like the rest of you.

  5. mike - Dec 12, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Mr. Earl Woods was a career Army officer and served this country in uniform for many years and rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel in the Army Special Forces during the Vietnam war. He do so as one of the very few black men to attain such rank and acceptance in the Special Forces. So before you go calling him names, ask yourself what have you done for this country? I would truly be surprised if you ever stood a post to protect this country’s ideals.

  6. johnathan - Dec 12, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Nope. Wrong state to take him for anything.

  7. Veronica Cole - Dec 12, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    LU POWELL you have a lot of nerve throwing stones, I wonder what’s in your closet. First of all its people like you who elevate athletes and actors to think they are invincible and invisible when they behave badly. He has no one to blame for his “indiscretions” but himself. I however think that when you dangle meat infront of a carniviore: what do you expect, he is going to go after it.” NATURE OF THE BEAST” Does’nt make it right but thats what happen when you hang out with people who think this kind of behaviour is okay as long as the wife does’nt find out! How stupid can you get. We always find out!!. Tiger should have kept his behind home with his wife and young children when not working and learn to say “NO”. I hope he is sincere with his wife”the only person who really count” and find a way to work it out. I don’t think this is the first time he was in this situation,just the first time he got caught like so many men and women who cheat. LU you don’t have to support him or the products he endorses, but if all you and the other haters have to gloat about is his fall from”grace”. Shut up and go do something productive with your lives!!!! As far as I’m concern as long as he is repentant and is trying to get his wife’s forgiveness more power to him. Jobs come and go Tiger and this too will pass.JUST KEEP YOUR EYES WHERE THEY REALLY BELONG…..AT HOME.
    wronged wife

  8. Veronica Cole - Dec 12, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Big daddy you are so right she is a scank. All that little hussy wants is a big payday. If she didnot get anything from Tiger” not even a birthday card” why did she stay in the relationship for 18months? Lying SLUT. She should just acknowledge that she is a prostitute trying to get out of the business. She and all the other sluts should just shut up and get a life. They all knew he was married and had kids. Bunch of low lifes.
    wronged wife

  9. Veronica Cole - Dec 12, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    Membo you don’t get to throw stones because he screw up. He did not screw you. Yes what he did is and will always be wrong. But what’s it to you? He is not your cheating husband and has no responsibility to you or me. Elin should make him pay whenever and however she chooses. You choose to stay with you cheating spouse because you wanted to. I did not, especially for my chil;dren’s sake. Maybe if my cheating spouse would have been honest and contrite I would have considered staying. You stayed because it was worth it to you no one else especially your children! It is better to leave and heal than to stay and be miserable and subject the children to the stress and unhappiness that distrust brings. Elin will do what she feels is best for her and her children not us!!!
    Wronged wife.

  10. Rick - Dec 12, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    Everyone needs to cool down and let this family either work things out to the best of thier ability or not. If you have to comment at least do it constructively, wish them both the very best and hope for a better tomorrow. Good luck Tiger and Elin, may your Love for each other be stronger than the publicity and the meaningless comments made by others.

  11. rita - Dec 12, 2009 at 6:10 PM

    Earl woods must be rolling in his grave!! Tiger will come back better and more determined than ever to win. All his fellow golfers should be careful with their comments because Tiger doesn’t forget ask Stephen Ames and Ian Poulter. He is now finding out who his friends are. Friends are people who stick with you through thick and thin. I know ..been there. All the best Tiger. Get back to golf ASAP.

  12. Rods - Dec 13, 2009 at 4:04 AM

    Hey, Lu (#151), maybe you can pitch for Nike and the other sponsors of Tiger Woods yourself since you seem like a good guy.

  13. Jelen - Dec 14, 2009 at 11:04 PM

    ha ha ha ha ha…Tiger, you’re my hero.

  14. Jason - Dec 15, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    I think Elin’s “assets” wern’t big enough………maybe she should have gotten implants.

  15. doodlemomma - Dec 17, 2009 at 4:47 PM

    From what I heard his father did the same thing and that was very up-setting to Tiger growing up–

  16. Allen - Dec 18, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    I completely disagree with the fact that this is none of our business cause if we truly want to create a better place for our children we must acknowledge it all starts at home and with the decisions we choose to make, creating a healthy life and world for our children. If Tiger acted this way and was single you’re right it would be no one’s business but he isn’t and I am sick in tired of spin doctors running the “sex addict” defense around as the guy is a pig and doesn’t deserve a family. His image is clean and healthy and it’s all a lie. Nike just say NO as I am and will start doing!!!
    Keeper12, you’re an idiot!!! Do you even read your own post? What is the fundamental difference between and married TW and having affairs different from an unmarried TW and having affairs at is relates to “your business”?
    As a matter of fact, I’ll show you how hypocritical you are. Countless times we’ve seen on tv TW hit a bad shot and he drops and “sob or an F bomb”. Now if TW was to meet you and your kids and let’s say stubbed his toe on a curb and drops an F bomb..a 100 to 1 says you would be appalled, while in reality, you’ve seen and heard him do dozens of times.
    Point is, this issue isn’t about what Woods does, but about how and what the public chooses in it’s pius way to react to and not react to. No one owes you squat!
    You can go to store and buy your Tide and have no idea that the CEO bangs his secretary and washes the stain out with their new products. You think boycotting something is your answer!?!?!? You’d have absolutely nothing, but corruption exists in some form in everything that is made.
    Make sure to confess your sins daily to your wife and new children daily…to hear you talk, that will be a conversation that will never happen. We’ll see how that works out.

  17. tellall - Dec 19, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    I just hope Tiger leaves this money hungry ***** and quits the tour for good. The fact is SHE NEEDS him way more than he needs her. The Tour, Golf Writers, ESPN, tabloid magazines, etc all need Tiger WAY MORE than he needs this.
    Walk away dude. Watch the tour crumble and delight in that fact while all these hypocrites keep chiming in. Walk away from your wife and give her 20-50 million. That is way less than 1 billion that she was accoustomed to living with.
    Tiger has the ultimate control because so many people, businesses, PGA tour, and his wife need him more then he needs this.
    So walk away Tiger. We all know you are the greatest. You would have crushed Jack’s record. It will be so funny to see the PGA Tour, Golfer Magazine, Apparrel lines, Club Manufacturers, all basically go out of business upon your departure. Teach them a lesson for prying into your personal life. He made a mistake. He made 15 mistakes over and over, but that is no reason for this type of hype and non-sense. Teach the world a lesson and leave it behind. We all need you more than you need us and walking away from that wife who only wants money *by the way where is the hurt Elin*, and the Tour will only leave both begging you to come back. Nobody even knows the home-life situation. Maybe they had a great sex life and after kids she got disinterested. Who knows? Not that it makes it right, but it certainly makes more sense if he isn’t getting any play from home. Women…take care of your men if you do not want them running around. Get on your knees from time to time and make it exciting or quit bitching. My guess is after the kids she stopped having sex with him and he found it elsewhere. Come public with it Tiger. Tell the world and at the end say..”Oh by the way I AM DIVORCING HER and I am never playing the Tour again” Get up from your seat and walk away. Watch the world freak out. You still have the power man.

  18. bouttime - Dec 19, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    I was waiting for someone to say this. You have to know that at least 50% of the people dogging you are cheaters themselves.
    He is the sport. He is golf. He has made 100th ranked players rich beyond their wildest dreams. They should be kissing his feet at every tournament he shows up at because he has paid for their 4 million dollar homes and fleet of cars. Most do not know that Tiger has increased the Purse size from 50 million when he started to nearly 270 MILLION!!!! That is the Tiger Effect and if you think otherwise you are retarded. And to prove that point watch the ratings this year when he doesn’t play. Watch the sponsers pull out of the events becasue why would I pay 5 million dollars for a tour even that nobody is going to watch. Watch the television revenue from commercials plummet to the point that golf will be on once a month vs. ever weeek
    Be careful folks what you wish for! You have basically made this guy to be the world’s worst man and he is not! He gives more of his money to charity than all your hypocrites. He devotes his time to expanding the game to inner city youth and youth in general. It is not fair to make a good man the devil because YOU CHOSE TO BELIEVE THE IMAGE. Of course that was not the man. He is a man. He is human. He is not committing murder, stealing, beating on his wire, etc. There are worst things in the world!! I am sorry women but there are many things that are worse than cheating. And..oh by the way the last number was something like 60% of all married people admitted to an affair. That means 6 out of 10 of you are the biggest hypocrites known to mankind. But of course none of you that post anything has EVER done anything wrong and if you did do something wrong you WOULD WANT IT BLASTED TO THE WORLD.
    I agree. I hope he walks away and gives all these ******** exactly what thye wanted. You are begging the guy to quit. You are making it impossible for him to ever return. Fine…do it Tiger and watch the fallout laughing on your yacht and hitting golf balls into the Guld Of Mexico with 5 hot *****!! Get the Divorce First! When this broke and she immediately tried to hit him in the wallet it is obvious there is not true love but more anger and the knowledge of what would most disappoint him. Instead of trying to understand you hire high priced lawyers try to get the case through a Cali court where it be split in half. Sorry that didn’t work Elin and now you are having second thoughts. I am sure there is enough blame to go around. Show the world how much you are needed by leaving!! All these gold jounalists…he guess what you just lost your job!!! Nobody is buying your mags anymore. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR.. SOMEONE LIKE TIGER MIGHT JUST GIVE IT TO YOU!

  19. Detroit4Life - Jan 6, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    how can you people get mad at tiger? these girls KNEW he was married and opened their nasty legs. AND they knew he was seeing several other women. notice the race of these girls. sisters would not “sell” themselves like that. I’m sure these tiger ho’s had boyfriends, husbands or lovers.
    FELLAS – DON’T GET MARRIED ’cause these girls will take you for everything you have. if tiger was single, this would be a small story and he would keep his riches and fame.