Nordegren and Woods
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10/04/2004 at 08:55 AM EDT
After earlier reports that they may have gone their separate ways, famously tight-mouthed Tiger Woods and fiancee Elin Nordgren appear to be very together – and set to march down the aisle.
Nordgren, a former nanny, has been vacationing in Barbados at the Sandy Lane luxury resort, where the staff appears to be preparing for a wedding as early as Tuesday. However, the two apparently have yet to file for a marriage license.
Nordegren, 24, reportedly arrived in the Caribbean island last Monday with four other women, including her twin sister.
Speaking to reporters on Sunday in Ireland, where he played in the American Express Championship, Woods, 28, declined to confirm the reports, and when asked about a Caribbean vacation, he told the swarm of journalists: "I'm ready to go diving. I'm ready to hop in that water and shoot some fish. ... All I can say is that I'm getting married in the future. I've narrowed it down to that. I think you guys would be the last people I'd ever tell."
Mark Steinberg, Woods's Cleveland-based agent, expressed no comment to AP.
Nordegren was working as a nanny for Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik when she met Woods three years ago at the British Open, and the champ – who recently dropped in rank to No. 3 golfer in the world, after having been No. 1 since May 1999 – asked Nordegren to marry him last December during a sunset walk at a game reserve in South Africa, where he was playing in the Presidents Cup.