Tiger Woods Is a Father of 2: Meet His Children With Ex-Wife Elin Nordegren

One proud dad! Tiger Woods played golf in the PNC Championship with his son, Charlie, on December 16, 2023, for the third year in a row. His daughter, Sam, joined the boys on the course for the first time by serving as their caddy.

The athlete shares his children with ex-wife, Elin Nordegren. The two have made coparenting a priority since their split in 2010.

How Many Kids Does Tiger Woods Have?

The professional golfer and the model got married in 2004 after three years of dating. They welcomed their daughter, Sam, in 2007 and their son, Charlie, in 2009.

After six years of marriage, the duo decided to go their separate ways following Tiger’s cheating scandal in 2010. At the time, multiple women came forward alleging that he had been unfaithful to his then-wife.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 17: Tiger Woods of The United States poses for a picture on the first tee with his son Charlie Woods and his daughter Sam Woods who was caddying for Tiger during the final round of the PNC Championship at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on December 17, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 17: Tiger Woods of The United States poses for a picture on the first tee with his son Charlie Woods and his daughter Sam Woods who was caddying for Tiger during the final round of the PNC Championship at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on December 17, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images) David Cannon Getty Images

The California native previously addressed his headline-making controversy in a public statement to his family.

“I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart,” he wrote in 2009 after he was involved in a late-night car accident outside his residence. “I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect … Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect … For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology.”

Since then, Tiger has opened up about how his relationship with his kids has been shaped by his scandals.

“I’ve taken the initiative with the kids, and told them upfront, ‘Guys, the reason why we’re not in the same house, why we don’t live under the same roof, mommy and daddy, is because daddy made some mistakes,'” he detailed during an interview with Time in 2015.

What Has Tiger Woods Said About His Children?

The athlete admitted that he preferred to be honest with his children.

“I just want them to understand before they get to the internet age and they log on to something or have their friends tell them something. I want it to come from me so that when they come of age, I’ll just tell them the real story,” he added. “But meanwhile, it’s just, ‘Hey, daddy made some mistakes. But it’s okay. We’re all human. We all make mistakes.’ … I was to blame, and so, I’m taking initiative with the kids. I’d rather have it come from me, as the source. And I can tell them absolutely everything, so they hear it from me.”

During the interview, Tiger acknowledged the progress he made in his relationship with his ex-wife.

“[Trying to make it work] was too tough, too tough. But now, in hindsight, as years and years have gone by, we’re like best friends. It’s fun,” he noted. “She talks to me about her life, I talk to her about my life. We try and help each other out on all occasions. And we work through it with the kids, the parenting program. She is one of my best friends now, and it’s all because of my kids. We’ve worked so hard, and I’ve shown her how much I love them. We’ve worked so hard at coparenting, to make sure that their lives are fantastic.”

After the 2023 PNC Championship, Tiger gushed about being able to share his love of golf with his children. “Sam was fantastic,” he shared. “This is the first time she’s ever done this, so it couldn’t have been any more special for all of us. For me to have both of my kids inside the ropes like this and participating and playing and being part of the game of golf like this, it couldn’t be more special for me, and I know that we do this a lot at home, needle each other and have a great time, but it was more special to do it in a tournament like this.”

Meanwhile, Sam had only amazing things to say about her father while giving a speech to induct him into the World Golf Hall of Fame in March 2022. She was only 14 at the time.

“This is why you deserve this, because you’re a fighter,” she said. “You’ve defied the odds every time. Being the first Black and Asian golfer to win a Major, being able to win your fifth Masters after multiple back surgeries, and being able to walk just a few months after your [car] crash [in 2021].”

Who Is Tiger Woods Dating?

Tiger later dated Lindsey Vonn from 2013 to 2015 and then Kristin Smith from 2016 to 2017. He was then in a longterm relationship with restaurant manager Erica Herman, but they split in 2023.

Elin, for her part, welcomed a child with boyfriend Jordan Cameron in October 2019. Their second son was born in December 2022.

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This story was originally published December 17, 2023, 10:59 AM.

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