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Friday 26 December 2014

Tiger Woods TV ad could be final straw for marriage

Tiger Woods appears in a new Nike commercial
Tiger Woods appears in a new Nike commercial
Tiger Woods reflects on a question during a news conference at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., Monday, April 5, 2010. The tournament begins Thursday, April, 8. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Tiger Woods chats with Paul Casey of England, right, on the driving range at the Augusta National Golf Club Thursday, April, 8.
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
Former adult film actress Veronica Siwik-Daniels (aka Joslyn James)
Former adult film actress Veronica Siwik-Daniels, right, (aka Joslyn James)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 3: Former adult film actress Veronica Siwik-Daniels (aka Joslyn James), who claims to have had a long-term intimate relationship with golf icon Tiger Woods, appears at a press conference at the offices of attorney Gloria Allred on February 3, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Allred and Siwik-Daniels are calling for the end of the production of golf balls bearing an image of Siwik in the product series, "Tail of the Tiger - The Mistress Collection". Allred argues that putting the face of a woman on a ball which golfers hit with full force could result in marks on the image that might resemble bruises and may lead to inappropriate jokes about hitting women. James says that she loved Woods and had reason to believe that he loved her. She has been in seclusion and has not talked to the press until now. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Veronica Siwik-Daniels
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 3: Attorney Gloria Allred uses a golf golf cut-out to simulate how a club hitting a ball with the face of a woman could leave marks that look like bruises during a press conference with former adult film actress Veronica Siwik-Daniels (aka Joslyn James), who claims to have had a long-term intimate relationship with golf icon Tiger Woods, at the offices of Allred on February 3, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Allred and Siwik-Daniels are calling for the end of the production of golf balls bearing an image of Siwik in the product series, "Tail of the Tiger - The Mistress Collection". Allred argues that putting the face of a woman on a ball which golfers hit with full force could result in marks on the image that might resemble bruises and may lead to inappropriate jokes about hitting women. James says that she loved Woods and had reason to believe that he loved her. She has been in seclusion and has not talked to the press until now. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 3: Attorney Gloria Allred uses a golf golf cut-out to simulate how a club hitting a ball with the face of a woman could leave marks that look like bruises during a press conference with former adult film actress Veronica Siwik-Daniels (aka Joslyn James), who claims to have had a long-term intimate relationship with golf icon Tiger Woods, at the offices of Allred on February 3, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Allred and Siwik-Daniels are calling for the end of the production of golf balls bearing an image of Siwik in the product series, "Tail of the Tiger - The Mistress Collection". Allred argues that putting the face of a woman on a ball which golfers hit with full force could result in marks on the image that might resemble bruises and may lead to inappropriate jokes about hitting women. James says that she loved Woods and had reason to believe that he loved her. She has been in seclusion and has not talked to the press until now. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 3: Attorney Gloria Allred (R) leads former adult film actress Veronica Siwik-Daniels (aka Joslyn James), who claims to have had a long-term intimate relationship with golf icon Tiger Woods, near a picture of a golf ball bearing the face of a woman as the leave a press conference at the offices of Allred on February 3, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Allred and Siwik-Daniels are calling for the end of the production of golf balls bearing an image of Siwik in the product series, "Tail of the Tiger - The Mistress Collection". Allred argues that putting the face of a woman on a ball which golfers hit with full force could result in marks on the image that might resemble bruises and may lead to inappropriate jokes about hitting women. James says that she loved Woods and had reason to believe that he loved her. She has been in seclusion and has not talked to the press until now. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 3: Attorney Gloria Allred uses a golf golf cut-out to simulate how a club hitting a ball with the face of a woman could leave marks that look like bruises during a press conference with former adult film actress Veronica Siwik-Daniels (aka Joslyn James), who claims to have had a long-term intimate relationship with golf icon Tiger Woods, at the offices of Allred on February 3, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Allred and Siwik-Daniels are calling for the end of the production of golf balls bearing an image of Siwik in the product series, "Tail of the Tiger - The Mistress Collection". Allred argues that putting the face of a woman on a ball which golfers hit with full force could result in marks on the image that might resemble bruises and may lead to inappropriate jokes about hitting women. James says that she loved Woods and had reason to believe that he loved her. She has been in seclusion and has not talked to the press until now. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 3: Former adult film actress Veronica Siwik-Daniels (aka Joslyn James), who claims to have had a long-term intimate relationship with golf icon Tiger Woods, takes her seat near an drawing of a golf ball with her face on it at a press conference at the offices of attorney Gloria Allred on February 3, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Allred and Siwik-Daniels are calling for the end of the production of golf balls bearing an image of Siwik in the product series, "Tail of the Tiger - The Mistress Collection". Allred argues that putting the face of a woman on a ball which golfers hit with full force could result in marks on the image that might resemble bruises and may lead to inappropriate jokes about hitting women. James says that she loved Woods and had reason to believe that he loved her. She has been in seclusion and has not talked to the press until now. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods with Elin Nordegren
Tiger Woods and his wife Elin
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods celebrates with wife Elin Nordegren after winning the 88th PGA Championship golf tournament
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
United States Ryder Cup team player Tiger Woods and his wife Elin leave at the end of the opening ceremony for the 2006 Ryder Cup
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
Three of the women whose names have been associated with Tiger Woods in recent weeks - Kalika Moquin (left), Rachel Uchitel (centre) and 24-year-old cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs
Holly Sampson was linked with Tiger Woods
Holly Sampson linked with Tiger Wood
Tiger Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren, rides next to Woods after winning the US Open championship at Torrey Pines Golf Course
Tiger Woods
Rachel Uchitel

Tiger Woods and his wife are said to be heading for divorce after friends claimed the US golf star had lost the battle to save his marriage.

It is claimed the final straw for the beleaguered star’s five-year marriage was a “creepy” television advert for sports giant Nike which featured the voice of his late father.

Woods’ wife, former swimwear model Elin Nordegren, is said to be furious, and believes her husband should have taken more time off before returning to the golf course.

The advert was broadcast on the eve of the US Masters, where Woods ended a five-month exile, and featured him looking directly into the camera without speaking.

A 2004 recording of his late father Earl saying “Did you learn anything?”, was played over the footage.

Woods took an indefinite break from golf after details of his infidelities started to become public at the end of last year. He returned at Augusta last weekend, finishing fourth in the year’s first Major.

Ms Nordegren was conspicuous by her absence at the event and was reportedly flying to Arizona when he teed off in the final round.

“Elin was violently angry over this commercial and thought it was a cheesy thing to do,” one American source said.

“She wouldn't have gone near the Masters under any condition but that just made her madder.

“She is over Tiger. I wouldn't be surprised if she files for divorce some time soon.”

Another friend said: “She's so far beyond hurt now. If she were angry or if she hated him, they might still have a chance to work it out. But she's beyond that.She just doesn't care any more.

“She mourned the loss of this marriage, and now she's moving on. It's the only thing she can do.”

Woods has committed to working at his marriage, no legal papers have been filed, and Ms Nordegren has not instructed a lawyer.

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