Tiger Woods’ split from Lindsey Vonn was sudden and surprising, but can this pave the way for a reunion with his ex-wife Elin Nordegren?
The Olympic skier announced the news on her Facebook page, telling fans that "after nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship.”
"Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart," Vonn further explained.
Fans of both Woods and Vonn were surprised by the split as the two looked happy together and appeared to be taking their relationship into a more permanent status.
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But a source close to the ex-flames said that the split was caused by Woods cheating on Vonn after withdrawing from the Farmer’s Insurance Open last February. The embattled golfer is notorious for the long string of affairs that he kept from his first wife, Elin Nordegren and which led to her much publicized smashing of his car windows.
The source added that to Woods’ credit “he decided to confess to Lindsey. Something he didn't do with Elin.”
Unfortunately for Woods, Vonn didn’t buy it and walked out on him, perhaps knowing that the alleged indiscretion wouldn’t be the last.
But now that he’s single again, some people are saying that the odds are good that Woods might reunite with Nordegren. A gambling website has even listed the odds of that happening at 7-1.
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Those odds might go up even higher now that the ex-couple have managed to carve out a good relationship for the sake of their sons.
"My relationship with Tiger is centered around our children and we are doing really good – we really are – and I am so happy that is the case,” Nordegren said in an interview. “He is a great father."
Insiders say that Vonn was actually uncomfortable with Woods’ relationship with his ex-wife and afraid that he might go back to her one day.