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Elin Nordegren Approves of Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn, Gives Them Her Blessing

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterJuly 19, 2013

Closure is a precious commodity in past romances. No amount of money can buy it—something Tiger Woods knows all too well.

Time heals all things, however, and it would appear enough time has passed for Elin Nordegren, Woods' Swedish ex-wife and former model, to feel comfortable saying she’s happy for her ex-husband and his relationship.

According to the New York Post, Nordegren has given her blessing to Woods and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn.

Woods and Vonn began dating after meeting at a charity event in 2012, and according to the Post's sources, his ex-wife approves. The reason? Vonn is reining Nordegren's ex-husband in and bringing out the best in him.

Nordegren hasn’t gone on record with her approval, but sources say she "thinks [Vonn] is a very good influence on Tiger." Reports also indicate Nordegren believes "[Woods] seems happy with [Vonn], and [Vonn] gets along well with their children."

Woods and Nordegren's marriage ended after the golfer's history of extramarital affairs came to light in 2009. Their separation ended in an expensive divorce, with Nordegren reportedly receiving $100 million in a settlement, as noted by the Post.

Life after Tiger hasn't been rough for Nordegren, who has spent her time building a new home in North Palm Beach next door to her new boyfriend, billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline.

Both have moved on, and Nordegren's sentiments—while reportedly secondhand—are likely comforting to Woods, who is finally finding his swing again.

As the second day of British Open begins, Woods is two under par and chasing tournament leader Zach Johnson. 

What better way to wrap up a week of closure than a return to major-winning form?

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