Woods' wife has bought house in Sweden: Official

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/t/tigerwoodsfilebig.jpg' class='caption'> A Swedish residential official confirmed n Saturday that Tiger Woods' wife bought a house on a small island off Stockholm.

Updated: December 12, 2009 17:14 IST
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A Swedish residential official confirmed n Saturday that Tiger Woods' wife bought a house on a small island off Stockholm.

Stenake Johansson, the chairman of the Residential Association on Faglaro island, told the Associated Press that Elin Nordegren became the owner of a six-bedroom house on December 1. The island is only reachable by boat.

"Elin Nordegren has bought it, but I don't know how much Tiger has signed on to those papers," said Johansson, adding that his organization is still waiting for all the paperwork to come in.

Woods announced on Friday he is taking an indefinite break from golf in an attempt to save his marriage following two weeks filled with allegations of extramarital affairs.

There have been unconfirmed reports the couple may be on their way to Sweden to try to escape the worst of the media frenzy.

Nordegren's father, radio talk show host Thomas Nordegren, said Saturday he doesn't know whether that is true.

"I have no comment to this. I don't know anything either," he said.

Faglaro is one of the thousands of islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago, and only reachable by boat. The quickest route is a 45-minute ferry from nearby Vaxholm - considered the main municipality of the archipelago - where Nordegren grew up.

The island has about 140 properties, mostly used as summer homes. Only two are used all year round, Johansson said.

"But the Faglaro mansion used to be an old farm. It is solid and big and can be used throughout the year," Johansson said of Nordegren's property, which is among the biggest on the island.

He said negotiations for the property likely started shortly after the house was put on the market in August - well before the recent reports about Woods' alleged extramarital affairs.

Johansson could not confirm the mansion's reported price of 16 million kronor ($2.2 million) and said he didn't know whether Nordegren and Woods planned to move in.

Woods and his wife have been married for five years and have a 2-year-old daughter and a 10-month-old son.

Since turning professional in 1996, Woods has dominated the sport by winning 14 major tournaments and 70 PGA Tour events.

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