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Elin Nordegren: Ex-husband Tiger Woods 'is a great father'

Tiger Woods went with his daughter, Sam, and now ex-wife to a Stanford football game in 2009. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Tiger Woods went with his daughter and now ex-wife Elin Nordegren to a Stanford football game in 2009. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Despite an ugly divorce a few years ago between Tiger Woods and his ex-wife Elin Nordegren, she still calls Tiger "a great father."

Nordegren told People magazine that things between her and the 14-time major golf champion are "really good," and that they see each other regularly due to their joint custody of daughter Sam, 6, and son Charlie, 5.

"I have moved on and I am in a good place," Nordegren said, adding that she and Woods live about 25 minutes apart in Florida. "My relationship with Tiger is centered around our children and we are doing really good – we really are – and I am so happy that is the case. He is a great father."

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Nordegren and Woods were divorced in August 2010 after his infidelities were revealed following a Thanksgiving night incident at his home in 2009.

Nordegren hasn't spoken publicly about the divorce until now, though two weeks ago she made some veiled references about it in her graduation address at Rollins College, where she graduated with a psychology degree.

"In the beginning, you tamp down the animosity for the kids' sake," Nordegren said to People. "I'm not going to deny that I went through the wringer. But I don't think I doubted we'd end up here. That was always my dream, that the kids can have two loving parents that show respect for each other. And I feel that's what they have." 

Woods hasn't played since early March and is rehabbing from back surgery. His status for next month's U.S. Open is uncertain.

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