Tiger divorce settlement to cost $500 million?

Dec 16, 2009 7:08 PM
by GT Staff |

An off-shore bookmaker has posted the odds on Tiger Woods' possible $500 million divorce settlement.

Tiger’s wife, Elin Nordegren, is set to land a whopping $500 million divorce settlement according to Ireland’s biggest bookie, Paddy Power.

The bookie is taking bets on how much her settlement will be following news that she is set to meet celebrity lawyer Sorrell Trope.

The most likely outcome of a California divorce could leave Tiger on the wrong end of a payout of between $100 million and $500 million at red hot odds of 1-2, with a worst case scenario of more than $500 million at 25-1, according to Paddy Power.

With Tiger’s sponsors seemingly dropping like flies, AT&T now heads the list of the next to jump ship. And with news that Elin is talking sponsorship with Puma, Paddy Power is taking bets on who will buck the trend and sign a new sponsorship deal with the world’s most talked about man.

Ambien is the favorite at 4-1 to head the charge to sign Woods after hitting the headlines as his alleged pre-sex sleeping pill of choice, ahead of being a player for John Player at 6-1 and giving Red Bull wings at 8-1.

Many commentators have also raised an eyebrow that all of Tiger’s alleged squeezes to date have been white; Paddy Power is offering odds of 4-1 that the next lady to claim an affair with Tiger is black.

One of those ladies was our Page 3 Girl, Jamie.

Paddy Power said, "No matter what way you look at it, everyone is talking Tiger – there’s got to be plenty of brands out there who’d sign him straight away. And if our divorce settlement betting is accurate he’s going to need every penny he can get!"


Paddy Power recent odds:

Tiger & Elin’s divorce settlement?

6-4   Under $100 million

1-2   $100 million - $500 million

25-1  Over $500 million


Next sponsor to drop Tiger?

11-8   AT&T

9-4    Gillette

7-2    TLC Laser Eye Centers

6-1    Upper Deck

8-1    NetJets

10-1   Electronic Arts

16-1   Golf Digest

33-1   Nike

40-1   Titleist