Now that the divorce from Tiger is finally over Elin has begun to break her silence. Obviously she’s not allowed to drop any bombs on Mr. Woods himself, but she is trying to tell what she can about her side of the story. Elin wasn’t paid for the article and actually approached People Magazine to do this piece. She indicated that she wanted to speak out to clarify three things about herself: She doesn’t beat people with clubs, she had no idea her man was a whore, and she believed her marriage was real.
How can you not feel bad for this poor girl? Sure she’s set for life, but only at the expense of her feelings. Tiger basically did the old let me punch through your chest and rip your heart out routine on her while she was raising two babies. When asked about the matter Elin said, “I’ve been through hell, it’s hard to think you have this life, and then all of a sudden — was it a lie? You’re struggling because it wasn’t real. But I survived. It was hard, but it didn’t kill me.” For this Hell she received an undisclosed amount of cash that will probably force Tiger to get good at golf again so he can make back the lost funds. In an all too true statement about the money she said, “money can’t buy happiness or put my family back together.”
I guess she tried to work things out with Tiger initially, but eventually she realized that things would never be the same. In the end she said a marriage, “without trust and love” wasn’t good for anyone. I’d say she’s probably dead on with that statement. She indicated that she will eventually forgive Tiger but she admits that, “Forgiveness takes time,” and “It is the last step of the grieving process.”
Meanwhile at the Barclays where Tiger is getting ready to play a tourney, his agent Mark Steinberg and spokesman Glenn Greenspan quickly left his gallery once the People story broke around 8AM this morning. I can’t wait for the “no comment” speech from Tiger, which is bound to happen. It’s either that or he’ll just avoid the press this week. Oh well, I’d say this should be the last big news story to come out of this scandal. Hopefully both Elin and Tiger can get their lives back to normal and raise their two kids in a civil manner. The final chapter in the Tiger humping saga has been written. You’ve been waiting to hear from poor little Elin…
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Via [Yahoo News via the AP]