Divorce would accelerate Tiger Woods' return to golf: Experts

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Washington, Dec. 20 (ANI): A speedy divorce from wife, Elin Nordegren, would hasten Tiger Woods's return to the golf course, experts have predicted.

"He needs to change this from a story about a man who has been cheating on his wife and being a bad husband and father to a man who's trying to transform and become a better person," The CBS quoted Golf.com's Connel Barret, as saying.

"If the rumours of divorce turn out to be true, we may see woods back on the green sooner than expected."

"Instead of taking six months-to-a-year off, which is what I expected, we might see him back in time for the Masters (in early April), which is the tournament that means the most to him," he notes," he added.

By refocusing his attention on the sport he has dominated for more than a decade, Woods may not be able to get his name out of the tabloids, but he would probably wind up back in the winner's circle.

The world's No. 1 golfer is said to be attending counselling sessions in the hopes of saving his five-year marriage to wife Elin.

But some speculate that effort is too late.

"I think Tiger is getting divorced, and I think Elin, if she is smart, is going to file first," says CBS News legal analyst Lisa Bloom.

In the midst of scandal, Tiger Woods was voted PGA Tour Player of the Year for the tenth time in 13 years - mere days after being named The Associated Press Athlete of the Decade.

Despite the accolades, Woods continues to keep a low profile, his whereabouts still unknown, as they have been since the car accident that set off the media frenzy around him in the early hours of the day after Thanksgiving.

But while Woods has stayed silent, luxury watch maker Tag Heuer announced Friday it will "downscale the use of his image ... depending on his decision about returning to professional golf," adding "the partnership with Tiger Woods will continue." (ANI)

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