New York: Embattled golfer Tiger Woods and
his wife may finally decide to file their divorce in Sweden at
the end of the year to avoid the media circus, according to a
The entertainment website TMZ reported that the couple is
working out agreements on child custody and division of
Woods has reportedly hired West Palm Beach lawyer Thomas
Sasser, an expert in child custody agreements that involve
more than one jurisdiction.
"Wherever the divorce is filed, the plan is to keep the
custody and property settlement agreements out of the court
file. We`re told the quicker and quieter the divorce, the
better," the report said quoting sources.
It has been widely speculated that Elin decided to leave
Woods once he decided to return to golf despite several public
assurances to take a break from the game and mend relations
with his family after his extra marital affairs became public.
Shocking details of his private life have received
world-wide attention with several of the golfer`s mistresses
coming forward to provide information about his infidelity.
After the sex scandal broke, Woods took a five month
break and then entered the Masters last month.
The cover-up was busted after his wife Elin found out
about his extra marital affair with Rachel Uchitel, a New York
party planner, which led to an argument and accident on
November 27 when Woods crashed his SUV outside his Florida
mansion sustaining minor injuries.
The golfer has apologized for his behavior, spent 45 days
in rehab for sex-addiction and has spoken of continuing his
During his apology in February, Woods spoke of not
returning to the game until he sorted out his personal life
but changed his mind a few weeks later.
"I do plan to return to golf one day. I just don`t know
when that day will be," he said at the time, ruling out to
return to golf this year.
"When I do return I need to make my behavior more
respectful of the game."
After finishing fourth at the Masters, Woods did not give
a definite answer as to when he would be playing next.
"I`m going to take a little time off and kind of
re-evaluate things," he said.