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Tiger Woods divorce finalized with Elin Nordegren

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren officially divorced Monday. The terms of the world's No. 1 golfer's divorce were not made public beyond that they will 'share parenting' of their two young children.

By Associated Press / August 23, 2010

BETTER DAYS: Tiger Woods greets his then wife Elin Nordegren and their daughter Sam Alexis after a win at Torrey Pines in San Diego in 2008. The world's No. 1 golfer Woods and his Swedish wife Nordegren have divorced following the sex scandal that embroiled Woods late last year.

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Panama City, Florida

Tiger Woods and his wife officially divorced Monday, nine months after his middle-of-the-night car crash outside his home set off shocking revelations that golf's biggest star had been cheating on his wife, Elin Nordegren.

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The divorce was filed in Bay County Circuit Court in the Florida Panhandle.

The couple had married in October 2004 in Barbados and have two children, ages 3 and 1.

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"We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future," they said in a statement released by attorneys. "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."

Terms of the divorce were not released, except that they will "share parenting" of their 3-year-old daughter, Sam, and 19-month-old son, Charlie.

Mr. Woods is to play this week at The Barclays tournament in northern New Jersey.

The sex scandal cost him millions of dollars in corporate endorsements and forced him to take five months away from the game, including two months in therapy in a Mississippi clinic, when he was trying to save his marriage.