Tiger Woods Speaks: Mentions Family But Not Elin

Apr. 23 2010, Published 3:26 p.m. ET

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Tiger Woods has posted a lengthy statement on his Web site, detailing how he felt playing the Masters, his golf plans and even congratulating Phil Mickelson on his Master’s victory.

At the end of the statement, he mentions taking time off to be with his “family” but tellingly never names wife Elin.

“I took a little time off after the Masters to go scuba diving and spend time with my family,” Tiger wrote.

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But that was as personal as he got. And what he didn’t reveal is that when he was spending time with his “family” Elin was not there. As revealed exclusively she left for Arizona while Tiger was still playing in the Masters and didn’t return until 5 days later. has also learned exclusively that Tiger spend that time with his children in the Bahamas. He took a quick trip down there and was back within several days.

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Elin is now in Sweden with their two children and plans to be gone for weeks.

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And learned that she has met with a divorce lawyer three times in recent weeks.

Tiger has been getting on with  his, and played golf with basketball legend Michael Jordan twice this week.



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