Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods' ex-wife has apparently gotten over her ordeal with her cheating husband. Well, at least she's dating again. And if poetic justice is worth anything, it looks like she's emerged from the scandal of his infidelities much better than Tiger has.
Elin was seen canoodling and making out with a Jamie Dingman, a 35-year-old Swedish financier with a billionaire dad earlier this week. How serious they are, no one knows. But she "has never been so happy" according to a friend. According to reports, they met in January while attending a charity ball in Florida. Also according to reports, he's "a low-key, All-American guy" whose "never been in the press."
Sounds like she's going for the anti-Tiger. Maybe she learned her lesson the first time around.
And to be honest, Dingman is probably in a pretty good spot. Tiger set the bar pretty low, as far as husbands go. The only thing Jamie has to do is woo her with his luxurious lifestyle, treat her well, not have illicit sex with hundreds of strangers, and he will win the boyfriend of the year award from Elin. Is it really that hard? I don't think so. Tiger completely screwed up a good thing with his actions, and now he has to deal with his ex being seen with another billionaire in public. Does it sting that her new beau is one of the few people in the world who has more money than him while he's not even golfing right now (Tiger is currently taking a break from the PGA tour until his injuries are completely healed.) There are also reports (that have to be false) that Tiger is struggling financially. Wasn't he on his way to becoming a billionaire just a few years ago? Struggling might be a relative term here.
It seems that this is payback for Tiger. Since his infidelities have come to light, his career has gone in the tank (he's out of the top 10 for the first time in ten years, he hasn't won a tournament since the scandal broke, and now he's not even playing golf.) While his ex has gotten over the lies and other women and is now happy and dating one of the richest men in the world. Who's handled this whole ordeal the best? My vote goes to Elin. She's not only handled the whole ordeal with grace and class (which is the only way to handle something like this if you care what your children think about their father), she's not gone after the spotlight which would have come across tot he public as a cheap way to capitalize on the scandal.
It seems clear that this scandal has had a serious affect on Tiger being Tiger. He doesn't have the same killer instinct he did before it broke. And it will be interesting to see how this affects the rest of his game. Can he focus on getting healthy and getting his game back while Elin appears to be over him in the public eye? Time will tell.
On a side note: It seems that Dingman has a thing for athlete's exes. He was rumored to have dated Bridget Moynihan last year, who is the ex and mother of Tom Brady's son.