The beleaguered Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren are leaving America, various media outlets are reporting.
According to Foxnews.com, the couple will be leaving their home and relocating, possibly in Sweden and possibly on a remote island.
"Elin and Tiger are planning to temporarily move closer to Sweden, possibly to a private island, to get away from it all," an unnamed insider is quoting as saying.
There were unconfirmed media reports Wednesday that had Nordegren buying a $2-million mansion on an island near Stockholm. The home, formerly owned by a Swedish soccer player, is only accessible by ferry.
In the meantime, the whereabouts of Woods remains unknown. He was apparently not at his Orlando-area mansion Wednesday when his mother-in-law was rushed to hospital after a major bout of food poisoning.
The titillating news of Woods' "transgressions," which he admitted in a statement on his website last week, appear to be taking a toll on his lucrative endorsement deals. Companies and brands that use Woods as an endorser are beginning to back away.
The last national commercial featuring Woods, one extolling the virtues of Gillette products, aired on Nov. 29, according to Nielsen Co., the market research firm. Since then, no commercials starring Woods have aired on any broadcast or cable network across the United States.
Moreover, a Tiger branded drink made by Gatorade has been shelved by the company. However, Gatorade announced the decision to discontinue this product was made before the controversy began.
It also looks as if the future awards and honours may not be coming Woods’ way. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a bill recommending Woods for a Congressional Gold Medal - the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress - is being withdraw.
The citation for the award would have read; "In recognition of his service to the nation in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship, and in breaking barriers with grace and dignity by showing that golf is a sport for all people."
California Democrat Joe Baca, who had lobbied for the honour for Woods’ has stated he is not pursuing the legislation.