Tiger Wants Out of the Tabloids


LOS ANGELES -- Tiger Woods wants out of the tabloids like he wants out of a sand trap.
The golfer was caught off guard by the coverage of his October wedding to Swedish model Elin Nordegren ' a lavish sunset ceremony in Barbados.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren'It's wild. I'm a golfer, I'm not a person in Hollywood,' Woods told Associated Press Television in a recent interview in Los Angeles. 'I'm not a person who is all over the tabloids. ... For some reason it made news.'
Woods, notoriously private, would like to keep it that way.
'We just wanted to have it private so it's just friends and family that are closest to us.' He added, 'For the media to try and get in there, I thought was invasive. There's no doubt about it.'
Woods' precautions appeared to include hiring the only helicopter charter company on the island, which said it was booked solid ' a move that prevented journalists and photographers from flying over the event.
He also rented out the entire hotel, which has about 200 rooms ranging in price from $700 to $8,000 a night, according to the hotel's Web site.
Woods was in Los Angeles promoting a new three-disc DVD of 'Tiger: The Authorized DVD Collection.' The set chronicles the life of Woods, 28, and includes highlights from his major tournament victories. While Wood's golf has recently led to fewer titles, he says he is happier.
'(Elin)'s been hard as a rock for me. It's just a nice balance to have in my life.'
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