Tiger Woods Divorce: Golf Phenom Already Getting Propositioned

Elin Nordegren employed eight attorneys to Woods' one.

August 23, 2010, 10:44 AM

Aug. 24, 2010 — -- Tiger Woods woke up a single man today, one day after finalizing his divorce from wife Elin Nordegren, but at least one of his former mistresses is reportedly ready to change his bachelor status.

Woods' divorce caps nine months of embarrassing details about his sex life and poor performances on the golf course. Most of the details of the divorce were kept private, including custody of their children and any financial agreements.

But court documents obtained by ABC News show that Nordegren hired eight attorneys from three cities and London while Woods employed just one. Nordegren has also formally returned to using her maiden name.

While Nordegren plunges into a new life as a single mother, Woods' sordid past keeps haunting him.

One of his reported former mistresses, Rachel Uchitel, is prepared to "give up everything" to get Woods back, one of her close friends told TMZ.com.

Uchitel reportedly told the friend after news of the divorce broke, TMZ reported, " "I feel horrible for him. He loved her. But he was in love with me. I hope he remembers that was real, and reaches out to me."

The continuing drama in his personal life seems to be affecting Woods on the green. The day he worked out the initial marital settlement agreement in July, Woods played one of his worst rounds of golf ever at the AT&T National Golf Tournament.

ABC News sports consultant and USA Today columnist Christine Brennan said even just the absence of support on the course from his family could throw off his game.

"It's an iconic image in golf. The golfer with his wife and kids or the female golfer with her husband and kids," she told "Good Morning America." "And that will not be the case."

But the Woods saga could eventually include an epilogue of redemption, Brennan said, if he's able to to get his head back in the game even as a rising young crop of golfers is getting notice.

"It's a very valid question," Brennan said. "Can Tiger win another major?"

Woods, Nordegren Release Statement: 'We Are Sad That Our Marriage is Over'

Woods and Nordegren will co-parent their two children, Sam Alexis, 3, and Charlie Axel, 1. They released a statement Monday saying they were "sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future."

"While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us," read the statement, released by Nordegren's law firm, McGuireWoods.

"Once we came to the decision that our marriage was at an end, the primary focus of our amicable discussions has been to ensure their future well-being," the statement said. "The weeks and months ahead will not be easy for them as we adjust to a new family situation, which is why our privacy must be a principal concern."

Woods' personal and professional downward spiral began with a Thanksgiving holiday car crash that set off an avalanche of allegations about sexual infidelity. Throughout, Nordegren, 30, remained noticeably absent, while reports flew that she could receive anywhere from $100 million to $500 million in assets from a divorce settlement.

Woods, 34, took a 5-month-long leave from golf after more than a dozen women came forward to claim they'd had affairs with him. Now back on the green, his game continues to decline. The man who once seemed a sure thing to break Jack Nicklaus' record for victories at the sport's four major tournaments failed to finish higher than fourth at any of the year's first three majors.

In his other five PGA tournaments this year he withdrew from one, missed the cut at another and finished no higher than 19th at the others.

"I'm trying to make life adjustments, life changes," a more somber Woods said at a May press conference for the Players Championship tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. "I'm just trying to make sure I get everything organized so I can play."

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