Alvater: Reuniting with ex-wife would be Tiger’s greatest shot everWritten by Fred Altvater | | BackNine@toledofreepress.com
Could it be possible that Tiger Woods and his ex-wife Elin may get back together?
The Huffington Post reported in January that Woods got down on one knee and proposed to Elin over the Christmas holidays. It was reported he offered a $200 million prenuptial agreement and she countered with $350 million.
Apparently Woods didn’t even think twice about her demands and agreed to her terms.
The Woods’ were originally married October 5, 2004 and have two children. A daughter, Sam Alexis was born in June, 2007 and son, Charlie Axel was born in February, 2009.
Over the 2009 Thanksgiving holiday Woods’ numerous infidelities came to light and a very public divorce ensued. He was forced to publicly apologize and attend a rehabilitation program for sexual addiction.
Prior to his public disgrace Woods received millions of dollars in endorsements from various Fortune 500 companies. Many of his sponsors terminated their contracts and his annual income took a huge hit. Nike is the one large sponsor that has stayed with Woods through the turmoil.
Nordegren received $110 million from the couple’s divorce in August, 2010 and is building a $12 million mansion in North Palm Beach. Tiger recently moved into his lush property in nearby Jupiter, Florida.
The Daily Mail recently photographed the couple attending one of their children’s athletic events in South Florida.
Knee surgeries, swing changes and personal problems have kept Woods from winning a major championship since the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
By the end of 2011 he had fallen out of the Top-50 in the world. Woods won three PGA Tour events in 2012 and has climbed back to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Early in February, he won the 2013 Farmers Insurance Open at one of his favorite haunts, Torrey Pines.
Tiger’s father Earl Woods taught his son to win. As a competitor that has few equals, Tiger has to view his failed marriage as a huge loss.
Before Tiger can get on with his career goal of winning more major championships, he has to overcome the loss in his personal life and turn it back into a win.
Golfers lose many more times than they win. Woods has been one of the greatest winners ever. In 295 starts he has won 75 titles. That is nearly three losses for every win.
Golfers know that a round is 18 holes and during that round several less than perfect shots will be hit. The ball may even take a bad bounce or two.
The true test is how the golfer reacts and overcomes his bad shots that dictate the final score.
Woods just turned 37 years old. He is just turning to the “Back 9” of his life.
Can he hit another miracle shot from the junk and put his family back together again?
That might just be his greatest recovery shot of all time.