Tiger's Handlers 'Mad As Hell' Over Partying Amid Divorce Concerns
By Rob Shuter Posted Apr 22nd 2010 11:16AM
Tiger Woods' road to public relations redemption seems to have hit a snag, and the people who have been working relentlessly to revamp his image following his infidelity scandal are not happy with the golf legend. Sources close to Tiger tell me that they are "mad as hell" that he thought it would be a good idea to attend a Nickelback concert and party backstage while his wife Elin and the couple's two young children took off for Sweden.
"Everyone around team Tiger has been working 24/7 to regain control of his image. Everything from carefully releasing pictures of him jogging to staging a press conference for his return to playing golf. No detail was too small to be overlooked," an insider tells me. "Then after all that work and planning, Tiger decides that he must attend a concert by his favorite band and dance backstage while his wife is away. It's a disaster."
Much of the drama comes from Tiger checking out a Nickelback concert in Orlando, Florida on April 19, even hanging out backstage at the show, while Elin and his children jetted off to Sweden.
So where does Woods stand with his crew, who have been brought on to restore his once-flawless public image?
"Everyone is at the point of giving up trying to help him," my source says.
This is not good news, given that there are reports of an impending divorce for Tiger and his wife. A source close to the family tells Us Weekly, "It's 100 percent happening ... It's going to take a long time to go through. [But] she will go through with it. She is all about being a mom. She will do it slowly and carefully."
While Tiger partied, "Elin and the kids are out there visiting with [Elin's] family in Stockholm," the Us source said, adding that she and the kids are going to be spending most of the summer there. Without Tiger.
Tiger and his camp have not made any public comments since his golf comeback at the Masters.
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