ABC: Tiger, Elin Plan ‘imminent escape to Sweden’

Russell Goldman of ABCNews.com reports that new revelations about Tiger Woods allegedly paying prostitutes for sex has Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren, “planning an imminent escape to Sweden, where they will plan their next move.

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“Tiger is going to Sweden with his wife, and they want to leave as soon as possible,” a close friend of Nordegren’s told ABCNews.com

Last week I reported that Elin had bought a house in Sweden on a private island with her sister Josefin that could only be reached by ferry. The home was purchased one day after the NATIONAL ENQUIRER reported that Woods was having an affair with Rachel Uchitel.

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Tuesday I predicted Nordegren would move back to Sweden as soon as this week. The next day, Fox News reported that Woods and Nordegren would soon be moving to Sweden.

Now ABC News reports this afternoon that the latest round of reporting on Woods’ alleged extramarital proclivities has the golfer and his beleaguered bride ready to make the journey to Scandinavia.

In my earlier prediction, I did not include Woods as part of Elin’s “escape”, but his accompaniment does make sense if the couple has designs on staying together. Elin’s home in Sweden will probably give the two as much privacy as they could expect anywhere in the world.

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On the children, two-year-old Sam and eight-month-old Charlie, it would’ve been exceedingly difficult for Elin to pry them out of the U.S. without Woods’ consent. But with Woods making the trip himself, no such concerns.

I do though find it somewhat amusing that today’s reports of Woods allegedly dipping into the prostitution bin would spur the couple suddenly into action.As if there hasn’t been enough bad publicity to this point? And they didn’t see this coming … and that it could still get worse?

I think this move has been planned all along, and once Elin’s mother Barbro Holmberg is healthy enough to travel after her Monday bout with stomach pain, the family will be on a plane.