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Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren talk on the golf course at the Presidents Cup golf compeititon in this October 11, 2009 file photo at Harding Park Golf course in San Francisco, Calif. (ROBYN BECK/Getty Images/ Robyn Beck)
Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren talk on the golf course at the Presidents Cup golf compeititon in this October 11, 2009 file photo at Harding Park Golf course in San Francisco, Calif. (ROBYN BECK/Getty Images/ Robyn Beck)

Elin Nordegren reportedly wants divorce Add to ...

Tiger Woods's wife, Elin Nordegren, intends to divorce the disgraced billionaire golfer and spend Christmas apart, according to media reports.

According to ABC News, NBC News and People magazine, the former Swedish model will look to split from the 14-time major winner following his admission of infidelity and reports of affairs with at least 14 women.

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"Divorce is 100 per cent on," ABC News's website reported an unnamed source saying on Wednesday. "She's not rushing to divorce, however. She's going to take her sweet time. She wants all the dirty laundry to be out on the table before she signs anything."

NBC pegged the split to happen sooner rather than later.

"She and Tiger are living separately now but she'll be making this split very open and official right after Christmas," it reported a source as saying.

"Elin is not going to be one of these 'stand by her man' women," another source told the network. "This is beyond embarrassing, and she has a daughter and son she has to think about, who will know about this one day.

"Forgiveness isn't exactly around the corner."

Ms. Nordegren will travel to Sweden, her homeland, with her two children for the holidays, according to People. Mr. Woods is not expected to join them. The magazine said Ms. Nordegren plans to split her time between Sweden and the U.S.

Speculation about Ms. Nordegren's intentions intensified in recent days after she was photographed without her wedding ring.

The couple married in 2004 and have two children, two-year-old daughter Sam and 10-month-old son Charlie.

Mr. Woods, who crashed his SUV near his home in Florida in late November, acknowledged unspecified "transgressions" on Dec. 2. Then, in a Dec. 11 statement admitting infidelity, he announced he was taking an indefinite leave from golf to work on saving his marriage.

On Wednesday, Mr. Woods was named Athlete of the Decade by The Associated Press.

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