With its three scenic golf courses, the exclusive Barbados resort Sandy Lane seemed the perfect venue for Tiger Woods s wedding to Elin Nordegren.
Never mind that the groom skipped the links to go snorkeling and jet-skiing. Sandy Lane had something else he craved: privacy.
With armed security guards keeping the curious away, Tiger, 28, and Elin, 24, the Swedish former nanny and model he met at the 2001 British Open and proposed to last November, said “I do” in a sunset ceremony before about 200 family and friends.
The nuptials were held in the largest of four tents set up at the resort, with 500 red roses adorning the end of the aisle. Guests (including NBA stars Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley) then feasted on shrimp cocktail, flying fish, macaroni pie and a four-tier wedding cake.
But it was Tiger s trademark cool that really took the cake. “He didn t act like he was going to get married,” says a source. “He was very relaxed, like this was any other day for him.”