Report: Elin joined Tiger at rehab

Updated: February 28, 2010, 11:28 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Tiger Woods has received personal calls from President Barack Obama and Bill Clinton while in his personal exile, but he's also being supported by his family, Golf Digest reported Saturday.

The article, which will appear in the April edition of Golf Digest, reported Elin Woods spent several days in Mississippi with her husband while he was in therapy and Christmas with him and the children at the family's home in Southern California.

Around the same time, before his 34th birthday on Dec. 30, Tiger Woods and his mother, Tida, took their annual visit to see a Buddhist monk.

The magazine reported Woods told his mother how much he was dealing with and the effect it was having on him.

"I tell him, 'Tiger, right now you are in a dark hole, and I know it's hard, but you can do it,'" Tida is quoted as saying in the magazine. "'You know Mom is strong, and you have my blood. You are strong, too. You made a big mistake, but now you know the cost. So you are going to be much better and stronger, a good husband and a good father. Just go to work like you do.'"