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The Love Boat: Tiger hopes to salvage marriage by giving Elin a boat?

Feb 12, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

Sorry I cheated, honey. Here’s a $3 million boat. Welcome to The Solitude, a smaller companion boat to Tiger Woods’ luxury yacht Privacy, which is not to be confused with former Senator Gary Hart’s old boat, Monkey Business. The Solitude, a custom dive boat that Woods is having built for wife Elin Nordegren, is just about ready to hit the open sea. Word is that Woods is using the new vessel as an elaborate peace offering to Elin, hoping that both the boat and his new, non sex-addicted libido will both soon be seaworthy.

Woods of course once had a marriage that was considered unsinkable, until it struck a series of mistresses in the icy mid-Atlantic and sunk like a safe full of rocks. Now, the rebuilding begins; the first step of which was completed when Woods allegedly finished sex addiction therapy at the Gentle Path clinic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Now People Magazine has the news that the boat — construction on which began in 2008 — just could help save the marriage.

“Maybe the boat will represent a new beginning for Tiger and Elin,” a source told “Romantic sea air can do wonders for a troubled marriage.”

The boat, which Woods had designed especially for avid diver Nordegren, was something they’d both wanted way before revelations of the golfer’s trysts with multiple women pulled the couple potentially to the breaking point.

Woods and Nordegren did a lot of diving early in their marriage and had previously spoken of buying a dive boat.

“Tiger and Elin have continued diving when they are out for relaxation,” a source tells People. “And they talked about having a boat that would be mainly for this purpose.”

When it is finished later this month, Solitude will become Woods’ second boat, the other being his 150-foot yacht Privacy.

Currently the new dive boat, which cost between $2 and $3 million to build, remains docked at the Pirate’s Cove Resort & Marina, close to Woods’ new estate on Jupiter Island.

The builder did not confirm the boat was intended for Woods.
Will new boat Tiger Woods had built for wife Elin Nordegren help them kiss and make up? [New York Daily News]
Tiger Woods’s New Boat: A Peace Offering to Elin? [People]

  1. Tbone - Feb 12, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    I really think Tiger should just be real with himself and face the fact that he may not really be in love with his his wife. Otherwise he wouldn’t have went off like did. Tiger You ere wrong but you need to be true to yourself and be honest.

  2. Aquaman - Feb 12, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    If a boat makes the difference in whether Elin stays with Tiger then she is as screwed up as he is.

  3. BC - Feb 12, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    This $@!!%$!%@!! song is stuck in my head now!!

  4. Allen - Feb 12, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Kind of in a twisted logic way, but I love the number of individuals who have for some time been making post about taking Tiger to the bank and what Elin is due monetarily etc, etc. act so appauled at the notion of Tiger using money as means to potentially saving the marriage.
    Ok for her to stay and get it…not ok for him to use it to get her to stay?
    Fine line, I know and agee, but the contrast albeit subtle is intriguing.

  5. court - Feb 12, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    How is David Duval doing?

  6. debbie - Feb 12, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Did you all read Rick Chandler’s box up at the top. It says:
    “This blog is updated multiple times daily with sports news for the infirm and the socially inept. Please remove shoes before entering blog. Not for centaurs.”

  7. debbie - Feb 12, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Did you all read Rick Chandler’s box up at the top. It says:
    “This blog is updated multiple times daily with sports news for the infirm and the socially inept. Please remove shoes before entering blog. Not for centaurs.”

  8. Jim Guida - Feb 12, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    I don’t get it, Debbie; I took off my shoes. I had to in order remove my pant…
    Oh. Sorry.

  9. wizard of Ozola - Feb 13, 2010 at 4:01 AM

    this boat comes with a glass bottom , perfect for viewing fish, reefs and looking up at Tiger’s rear end being impaled with Elin’s strap-on.. Oh, the horror.Bob Hope used to sing “thanks for the memories ” He had a golf tournament too.Was he singing about Brooke shields ?

  10. Syedna - Feb 13, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    That was a good one.

  11. Debbie - Feb 13, 2010 at 8:45 PM

    Why would you need to remove your pants to post a comment? Mmmmm!?!?? Sounds like your on the wrong website.

  12. Debbie - Feb 13, 2010 at 8:52 PM

    Why would you need to remove your pants to post a comment? Mmmmm!?!?? Sounds like your on the wrong website.

  13. jaime - Feb 13, 2010 at 11:22 PM

    Now both can sail away to there own fantasy island.

  14. Libservative - Feb 14, 2010 at 6:28 AM

    So you can have a $3 million boat designed and built from scratch in, what, the two months since Tiger’s incident? Wow … he must have run right out and commissioned it two milliseconds after crashing the SUV.
    Tiger might be an idiot, but he doesn’t hold a candle to the peabrained journalists who cover him.

  15. JW from TX - Feb 14, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    Who really cares.

  16. WW - Feb 14, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Tiger is a playboy and boats won’t change that. He needs to just be himself and play the field. Have fun Tiger!

  17. Moisc - Feb 14, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    OK, this makes me think of adage: It’s not the size of the boat, but the motion of the ocean. Hmmmmmmm.

  18. erincanada - Feb 14, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    Libservative, I totally agree with your post; these so called journalist are so peabrained; I cant understand how a boat could be commissioned and be nearly ready in just over 2 months; they even write headlines and when you look to see what its about its nothing to do with with the headline it all made up stuff. I think Tiger is just waiting till they run out of stories; the latest I have seen is Elin went out with a group of girlfriends for a birthday party and Tiger was not invited; he had to baby sit the kids. Tiger please come back and play golf and save us from these inane reports.

  19. FatElvis - Feb 15, 2010 at 4:42 AM

    It says right in the post that they began construction on the boat way before Elin found out about the affairs. I think the point is that now Tiger is using it as a peace offering. whereas before it was just going to be another one of his toys. You should pick a political philosophy and go with it, Libservative. It might help your reading comprehension.

  20. Joe Peters - Feb 15, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    Could it be that Elin Woods is just a gold digger like any other high maintenence woman who marries into wealth? Tiger Woods may be serial wife cheater but Elin Woods is just as guilty for putting up with this nonsense. Doesn’t sexually transmitted diseases including the deadly AIDS still exist?

  21. frankie - Feb 15, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    About Tiger. Come back to golf say sorry and begin a new life.
    He is misses from the golf world.Yes he was a bad boy.
    There are thousands of men cheet.
    God bless come back to golf.

  22. ronnie - Feb 16, 2010 at 8:09 AM

    We love u Tiger and wish u would hurry back to golf. I haven’t watched any golf since u left.

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