Can Golf Thrive Without Tiger?

"It would be both premature and inappropriate to comment on the status of specific business relationships," Steinberg said in a prepared statement. "Suffice it to say, we have had thoughtful conversations, and his sponsors have been open to a solution-oriented dialogue. Of course, each sponsor has unique considerations and ultimately, the decisions they make we would fully understand and accept."

Some Tiger Woods Associates Pledge 'Full Support'

Nike and EA Sports late Friday suggested they are making no changes regarding their relationships with Tiger.

"Tiger has been part of Nike for more than a decade," Nike spokeswoman Beth Gast said. "He is the best golfer in the world and one of the greatest athletes of his era. We look forward to his return to golf. He and his family have Nike's full support."

The EA Sports statement read, "We respect that this is a very difficult, and private, situation for Tiger and his family. At this time, the strategy for our Tiger Woods PGA Tour business remains unchanged."

The PGA Tour also said Friday it backed Woods' plan "to step away from competitive golf to focus on his family" but added, "We look forward to Tiger's return."

Tiger Woods' Trip to Sweden?

Woods and Nordegren are considering an escape to Sweden to plan their next move, according to reports. Swedish newspapers last week confirmed that Nordegren, who is Swedish, had purchased a $2 million home on an island off Stockholm, reachable only by boat.

Nordegren and Woods married in 2004. Together, they have a daughter Sam, 2, and son Charlie, 10 months.

ABC News' Ron Claiborne, Sharde Miller and Dan Arnall contributed to this report, as well as The Associated Press.

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