*At least two outlets are reporting that Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren are quietly moving forward with a divorce, but are trying to agree on child custody and division of assets before filing the papers.
According to Radar Online, the couple has already agreed to share joint custody of daughter Sam, 2, and son, Charlie, 14 months. The question now is how.
Woods has reportdly hired West Palm Beach lawyer Thomas Sasser, who is described by TMZ as “an expert in child custody agreements that involve more than one jurisdiction.”
“Sources very familiar with the situation tell TMZ … the most important thing for both Tiger and Elin is keeping the terms of the divorce confidential,” the Web site reports. “We’re told Tiger has a team — partly based in NYC — that is working on the division of assets.”
“Sources say one of the options is to actually file for divorce in Sweden — Elin wants to move there with the kids and Tiger would have to submit to the jurisdiction of the court,” TMZ reports. “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.”
According to TMZ, Tiger wants assurance that he can go into court and enforce the custody agreement if Elin violates it. “We’re told Tiger wants the option to go to either a Swedish or American court to enforce the custody agreement.”
In other Tiger news, famed swing coach Hank Haney has decided to drop the golfer as a client after six years together.
In a statement released to the Golf Channel Monday night, Haney said, “Tiger Woods and I will always be friends, but I believe that there is a time and place for everything, and I feel at this time and at this place in my life I want to move forward in other areas.”
The news comes one day after Woods withdrew from the final round of The Players Championship citing neck pain.