The good ole' days for Tiger and Elin. They seemed so happy.

  

The divorce is almost official. One of the main sticking points is wife Elin Nordegren’s silence. That silence as well as his transgressions may be worth $700 million!! That could be what Tiger Woods would owe his estranged wife in a divorce agreement being hammered out.  

While Nordegren has been traveling to Sweden and China with children Sam, 3, and Charlie, 1, Woods has been struggling to return to the PGA Tour, as lawyers for both sides are reportedly close to reaching an agreement.  

Sources say that Nordegren could land “about $700 million,” a number that has increased steadily throughout the months of negotiations.  

  

Woods’s camp has offered Elin increasing settlement amounts – all of which are contingent on her silence. Nordegren has so far balked at the confidentiality clause, not because she has a desire to tell the story, but because it is the biggest bargaining chip she has.  

Although Woods’s hopes are for his soon-to-be-ex to not give an interview or write a book about her life with him, the majority of the haggling has been about child custody. “Elin does not want Tiger to have female friends around when he has the children. This is very important to her, and she will not give in to anything less.”  

To have control over the children’s interactions with their father, Nordegren has been fighting her husband for 100 percent custody of Sam and Charlie, though of course, Woods would get to see the kids. But the golfer said no and has asked for at least one weekend a month.  

With his frequent golf tournaments, the lawyers are now discussing the possibility of Woods seeing the kids for a larger chunk of time when he is not traveling. Instead of taking them one weekend a month, he could have Sam and Charlie longer, then wait a few more months before having them again.  

Nordegren will spend much of the year in Sweden and wants the children to be educated there, sources say. Nordegren is tired of the American media glare. She wants the children to be raised at her $2.2. million estate in the Stockholm archipelago complete with a beach, dock, sauna and four separate houses. She will be near her family and long time school friends.  

If negotiations continue on their current trajectory, Nordegren will likely get primary custody, yet she could have a second home in Jupiter, Fl, which would be conveniently close to Woods’s nearly completed $80 million, 9,000-square foot Jupiter Island estate, and to her American friends.  

Lawyers are still also discussing how to divide the other Florida properties. 

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