TIGER WOODS GIVES FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE HIS FAMOUS "CRASH"... (ALLEGED GOLF CLUB WHACKING)
Tiger Woods talked to ESPN and The Golf Channel yesterday for his first interviews since he crashed his car four months ago.
Tiger said he had "done some pretty bad things" in his life. He also said he doesn't know what kind of reception he'll get when he returns to golf at the Masters.
Tiger said: "I'm a little nervous about that to be honest with you. It would be nice to hear a couple claps here and there."
He declined to answer questions about the car accident, saying: "You know it's all in the police report. Beyond that everything's between Elin and myself and that's private.
When he was asked about the specifics of his infidelity, he said: "Just one is enough and obviously that wasn't the case."
He also said: "I hurt a lot of people, not just my wife. My friends, my colleagues, the public, kids who looked up to me. There were a lot of people that thought I was a different person and my actions were not according to that. That's why I had to apologize. I was so sorry for what I had done."
Tiger also denied that any of his friends were involved in his affairs. He said: "It was all me. I'm the one who did it. I'm the one who acted the way I acted. No one knew what was going on when it was going on. I'm sure if more people would have known in my inner circle, they would have stopped it or tried to put a stop to it. But I kept it all to myself."
Woods said he didn't try to get addiction treatment sooner because he didn't know he was that bad. He said he married Elin in because he loved her and that his wife was "shocked," "hurt," and "angry" when he told her what he did,
Tiger explained said that telling his wife and mother were his lowest points. He said: "I hurt them the most. Those are the two people in my life who I'm closest to and to say the things that I've done, truthfully to them was very painful."
Tiger was also asked what his father would think if he was alive. He said: "He'd be very disappointed in me. We'd have numerous long talks and that's one of the things I miss. I wish I could have had his guidance through all this, to have him help straighten me up. I know he would have done it."
He also said he will eventually talk to his children about what happened in his life.
When asked how well the world knows him, Tiger said: "A lot better now. I was living a life of a lie, I really was. And I was doing a lot of things, like I said, that hurt a lot of people. And stripping away denial and rationalization you start coming to the truth of who you really are and that can be very ugly. But then again, when you face it and you start conquering it and you start living up to it, the strength that I feel now. I've never felt that type of strength."
As for getting back to playing golf, Tiger said: "I'm excited to get back and play, I'm excited to get to see the guys again. I really miss a lot of my friends out there. I miss competing. But still, I still have a lot more treatment to do, and just because I'm playing, doesn't mean I'm going to stop going to treatment."