Even after suffering a stunning upset defeat in the opening round of the Match Play Championship on Thursday, Tiger Woods still managed to make headlines over the weekend. With a bit of unexpected free time on his hands, Woods returned to Florida and was photographed with his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren.
TMZ obtained photographs of Tiger and Elin together with their children at a youth sports event in Jupiter, Fla. Citing unnamed sources, TMZ reported that the pair arrived separately but left together when they realized they were becoming the center of attention.
This sighting came about a month after the National Enquirer claimed that Woods was desperately attempting to win back Nordegren, even offering to sign a $200 million prenup for a second marriage. Woods refused to comment on that report when asked before the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in January.
“I am not going to comment on my private life,” Woods told reporters in Abu Dhabi, via Golf Channel.
Despite his reticence to talk about his private life, Woods has also been romantically linked to skier Lindsey Vonn by various recent reports. In January, Hollywood Life claimed the Woods and Vonn had been dating since November.
Vonn had previously downplayed the Woods rumors, telling the Denver Post in December, “We are just friends. My brother was the ski instructor for his kids this November in Vail. Guessing that’s where it came from.”
After Vonn was seriously injured in a crash during the super-G at the world championships earlier this month, TMZ published photos of her boarding a plane on crutches and reported that it was Woods' jet.
With an early PGA Tour win under his belt, Woods seemed primed to keep the headlines involving him focused on his play in 2013. But an early exit from Match Play and a brief rendezvous in Florida have changed that for now.