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Tiger Woods Answers Questions of Infidelity For First Time

ETonline, Sunday, March 21, 2010, 4:30pm (PDT)
  • In his first one-on-one interviews since his car accident on Thanksgiving weekend, Tiger Woods speaks about everything from his infidelities, his return to golf and his relationship with wife Elin.

    Two interviews with the pro golfer that aired Sunday night, March 21 -- one being with Kelly Tilghman on The Golf Channel and the other being conducted by golf reporter Tom Rinaldi on ESPN. "I hurt a lot of people, not just my wife," he told Rinaldi. During his Golf Channel interview, Woods referred to his actions as disgusting, saying, “Looking back now with a more clear head I get it. I understand why people would say those things because, you know what, it was disgusting behavior. It's hard to believe that was me, looking back on it now.”

    When asked by Tilghman about what really went down the night of his car accident on Nov. 28, Woods responded, "It's all in the police report. There's a lot of stuff between Elin and I that will remain private."

    As for the extent of his infidelities, he disclosed to ESPN, "Well, just one is enough. Um, and obviously that wasn't the case, and I've made my mistakes. And as I've said, I've hurt so many people, and so many people I have to make an amends to, and that's living a life of amends.”

    Woods told ESPN that he didn't seek sex addiction therapy sooner because "I didn't know I was that bad." The renowned golfer told Rinaldi that he married Elin because he "loved her" and said telling his wife and mother Kultida of his transgressions was the hardest part:  "They both have been brutal. They've both been very tough. Because 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, is...honestly was…very painful.”

    The pro golfer is looking to move forward, returning to the green in April for the Masters Tournament. "A lot has transpired in my life. A lot of ugly things have happened. Things that have.....I've done some pretty bad things in my life. And uh, all came to a head," Woods said in his interview with ESPN. "But now, after treatment, going for inpatient treatment for 45 days and more outpatient treatment, um, I'm getting back to my old roots.”

    He told The Golf Channel, “It's time to get back and play."

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