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Tiger Woods, daughter Sam Woods, and then-wife Elin Nordegren, at a football game at the golfer's alma mater, Stanford University, on Nov. 21, 2009, just days before his infamous car accident.
Sports superstar Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren were officially divorced as of Monday with a Bay County, Fl. judge signing the decree.
The golfer and his ex wife issued a joint statement through their lawyers essentially saying they wished each other well, are both committed to their two children's well-being and requested privacy.
We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future. 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.
Terms of the divorce agreement weren't disclosed, save for the joint parenting agreement they worked out, the most important of all the details they had to hammer out with the assistance of eight lawyers.
Woods and Nordegren, a former Swedish model, were married in October 2004. Their marriage troubles burst into public view last year when Woods ran his SUV into a tree, after leaving his house.
The crash resulted in revelations about Woods' numerous affairs and his exiting public view for several months as he reportedly tried to deal with his troubles.