August 26th, 2010
12:35 PM ET

Tiger's teeing much improved; Elin lookalike?

The same week Tiger Woods divorces, he bounces back on the golf course.

Tiger Woods was the Tiger of old Thursday - shooting a 65 and is tied for the lead at the Barclays in New Jersey after his first round.

His performance comes a few days after the formal announcement was made that he and Elin Nordegren are legally splitsville. His performance at Barclays is being noted by Golf.com who also pointed out a Nordegren lookalike on the green.

Tiger had been playing the worst season of his professional career until Thursday.

Nordegren's first, and perhaps last, interview was published in People Wednesday in which she said she'd "been through hell" with the golfer over his alleged extra-marital trysts. It was last November that this poor SUV and subsequently Tiger's reputation took quite a beating.

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  1. Steve

    Hooray! Tiger is back and golf has become interesting again. Go Tiger!!!

    August 26, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. VK

    Hopefully, Tiger wins Barclay and I can get back to watching golf. Geez, can't even remember who won the last few championships.

    August 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jah Man

    If I was Tiger's lawyer and friend, I would have advised him to not win any games – as evidence of perceived dwindling earning potential. If Tiger was still winning tournaments during the divorce proceedings, the settlement could have and probably would have been much more.
    I would also advise Tiger to focus on golf and his kids. As young and impressionable as they are, Tiger is going to work extra to develop and foster the relationship with his kids. More so, since he is a public figure and everything he says/does is exaggerated ten-fold by the media.
    Finally, I pray for the day the color of a person's skin is of no more significance than the color of their eyes. We should be proud of our heritage, but not allow racial prejudice to permeate our daily decison-making processes concerning who we date, marry, be-friend, etc. Painting Elin as a criminal and evil-person is not right, just as it is wrong to vilify Tiger. They both made mistakes and will pay for thos mistakes (one way or another) for the rest of their lives. Instead of criticizing, we should pray for both of them to be wonderful parents and not allow hatred and disappointment to eat at them so much so that they cannot parents their kids to the best of their abilities.

    August 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Garza

    Tiger's biggest mistake was getting married to begin with. I won't fault him for that because I know countless men PERSONALLY who have also been far less than faithful to their wives. It's an effed up deal, but it is what it is. Tiger is no better than a large percentage of the male population, but he's also no worse. He just happens to be one of the mroe famous people in the world. IF he had never made the mistake of getting married to begin with, he would simply be a very eligible bachelor along the lines of a George Clooney. If Kobe can re-establish his reputation after cheating on his wife with a 19 year old kid, then I think it is feasible that Tiger can do the same, given the time to do so.

    August 26, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lumpia

    They don't call him Larry???His name is Tiger.
    Half black, half asian.
    Billionaire!!!Basically Tiger can afford to pay her 100 million to leave him alone.
    Have fun Tiger. Swingin the big tiger club all over !!!

    August 26, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Swildwood

    Tiger, keep bangin' away with your iron and get some caddies to hold your balls for you.

    August 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Nick

    He was waiting for the divorce to be finalised to start winning again because he didn't want to give her half of the prize money. 😀

    August 27, 2010 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mohammed

    BETA on your forehead. Anybody that asks isoethmng like that has obviously never banged a hot chick. It's my favorite cliche, and it's a cliche for a reason: For every hot chick, there's a guy that's tired of banging her.

    March 12, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
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