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STOCKHOLM - Scandal-hit golfer Tiger Woods' wife Elin Nordegren has bought a vast beachfront estate on an island near Stockholm that can only be reached by boat, a residents' association said on Sunday.

"She's the owner since December 1," Sten-Aake Johansson, head of Faaglaro island's residents association, told AFP.

There are around 140 properties on Faaglaro, which is about 40km southeast of the Swedish capital.

"The property consists of several houses. It's a renovated farm, on the water with a beach," Johansson said.

According to the Swedish Aftonbladet daily the 24000m² property with a swimming pool was sold for $2,2 million (R24,5million).

Johansson could not confirm the selling price or say whether billionaire Woods himself was involved in the transaction.

Faaglaro, part of the archipelago of thousands of islands that lie between Stockholm and the Baltic, is reached by boat from the port of Vaxholm, where former model Nordegren grew up.

Woods announced on Friday that he was taking a hiatus from professional golf without indicating how long it would last

He also admitted he had cheated on Nordegren after reports that 10 women had claimed to have had sexual relationships with the 14-time major champion.

World No1 Woods, who has a son and daughter with Elin, said he wanted to work on being a better husband, father and person.

Women such as a show club hostess, pancake restaurant waitress, porn star and cocktail waitress have alleged affairs with Woods, whose squeaky-clean image was shattered.

"I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children," Woods has said.

"I want to say again to everyone that I am profoundly sorry and that I ask for forgiveness." - Sapa-AFP


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