With the prestigious Masters tournament set to commence this morning and himself teeing off at 1:42 p.m., golf great Tiger Woods is finally back on course.
Although he is back to competitive golf this week for the first time since his sordid sex scandal began to unfold four months ago, wife, Elin Woods is absent.
"Elin's not coming this week, no," Tiger told reporters at his press conference in Augusta, Ga., clearly uncomfortable dealing with the topic of his marriage.
This isn't to say Elin Woods is totally opposed to his much-anticipated comeback, but she's also not entirely thrilled by it, given the state of their home life.
We can't imagine there are many smiles in Islesworth these days.
"She's happy this will take some of the heat off her," a source says. "But at the same time, she would rather Tiger focus on himself, family and treatment."
Things are complicated at home, too. As the couple continues to work on their marriage of five years, "She will likely stand by her man," the insider says.
Just don't expect to get any for a long, long, long time. Especially not if new mistresses like Raychel Coudriet keep coming out of the woodwork even now.
"She's still embarrassed," a source says of Elin, who has endured tales of more than a dozen Tiger affairs. "And they definitely have not been intimate yet."
Good to see the chastity belt of spikes is still in effect.
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