IT'S an image that more than a dozen women have claimed to have seen in the flesh but now the rest of the world can see Tiger Woods without a shirt on.
The golfer, who has been accused of conducting affairs with 14 different women, has appeared semi-naked on the cover of Vanity Fair.
The image, taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz in 2006, shows the fallen star glaring at the camera, holding two dumbbells and wearing nothing but a wristwatch and a beanie.
The photograph accompanies a feature that charts the dramatic turn of events that have sullied the once-impeccable image of arguably the world’s most famous sportsmen.
The story details Woods’ preference for threesomes and his links to a disgraced Canadian doctor charged with trying to smuggle an unapproved drug into the United States.
TIGER Woods' betrayed wife has taken another chunk out of the love-rat golfer - a whacking great slice of his huge wealth.
Tough Swedish model Elin Nordegren revealed to friends how she extracted revenge when they asked what the shamed golfing superstar had given her for Christmas.
She coolly declared "Three hundred million dollars, thank you very much", Britain's News of the World reports.
Just two weeks ago reports said she had vowed to drive Woods out of her life with divorce and a 50 per cent slice of his $600m ($668m) fortune.
Now it looks like she got her way and piled on the agony by barring Tiger from seeing their two kids on Christmas Day and forcing him and his mum to post the children's presents instead.
Nordegren, who turned 30 on Friday and is currently on vacation in France, has now cut all ties with Tiger after sensational revelations linking him to 18 mistresses.
he Florida-based sports legend, 34, has not seen his daughter Sam, two, or 10-month-old son Charlie for almost a month due to Nordegren's concerns about his mental state.
She told pals: "He's not stable enough at the moment."
She is now pressing ahead with the divorce plans and intends to start a new life near their old family home in Orlando within the next six months.
A source told the News of the World: "She's 100 per cent determined to split with Tiger.
"When she boasted of the $300m ($334m) Christmas gift and then laughed it was clear to everyone around her that she's more focused than ever about moving on with her life.
"She still has feelings for Tiger as the father of her kids, but now her only dealings with him will be to get her and the youngsters set up in a comfortable home with everything they need. And so far Tiger has just agreed to settle for an easy life."
The steely Swede has moved out of the family home and steered clear of her husband since child protection service agents visited them there in late November.
UPDATE: 29 JAN 2010
Report: Tiger Woods' wife calls off divorce
Former model Elin Nordegren has reportedly called off her plans to divorce golfer Tiger Woods after visiting him in a sex addiction clinic.
The Scandinavian filed for divorce after learning of her husband's cheating ways in November 2009 and immediately split from Woods.
But, within the past week, she has reportedly visited the disgraced sports star at the Gentle Path clinic in Mississippi - and Nordegren has now dropped herdivorce suit.
A friend tells America's People magazine she is hoping to save her marriage because she doesn't want to raise two children without a father.
The source says, "Elin wants a solid family life. She was a child of divorce and felt her dad slighted her. She absolutely does not want that to happen to (daughters) Sam and Charlie. So she wants to keep her family together even if she andTiger live together as friends instead of lovers."
And Woods is keen to do whatever his wife wants to keep the family together. The family insider adds, "He is doing whatever it takes to keep Elin from leaving him and taking the kids."