In the wake of the shocking revelations of his repeated infidelities, Tiger Woods has been doing a lot of explaining: To his wife Elin Nordegren, his mom, his fans, the media. The embattled golf pro says he knows he will one day have to explain his actions to his children Sam, 3, and Charlie, 1, as well.
“The pain and the damage I caused my wife, my mom, my kids…” Tiger said at a press conference today. “Going forward, I am going to have to explain all [this to them] … but that’s my responsibility. I did it.”
Adding that his kids have already been hurt by the scandal, he noted that he will always regret that he had to miss Charlie’s first birthday in February because he was in rehab.
“That hurts. That hurts a lot,” he said. “I can’t go back to where I was. I want to be a part of my son and daughter’s life. I missed his first birthday and [that’s] something I regret and will probably regret the rest of my life.”
After a 5-month hiatus from the sport that made him famous, Tiger is making his highly anticipated return to golf at this week’s Master’s at Augusta National.