Tiger Woods has only one regret and it's not the 2009 cheating scandal that led to his divorce from his then-wife Elin Nordegren in 2010. In an hour-long interview on the Charlie Rose show on PBS, the pro-golfer spoke about making a comeback and dished on the mistakes he has made.
Woods told the host, "The only regret I have in life is not spending another year at Stanford [University]. I wish I would've had one more year." Rose, who was surprised by his answer, immediately asked "That's the only regret? Of all the things that happened to you?"
Tiger reaffirmed his initial response and mentioned his highly scandalous divorce with Nordegren. "All the things I've been through, yes. They've been tough, but they've been great for me," Woods said and added, "But I wish I would've gone one more year at Standford."
Although the 40-year-old athletes didn't regret his infidelity, but noted that the experience was "rough to go through," and called Nordegren one of his "best friends."
He went on to share how he explained the divorce to their children, 9-year-old Sam, and 7-year-old Charlie. He said, "It's because daddy made some mistakes. Daddy made some mistakes and I'd much rather have them hear it from me."
When asked if he had said, "I regret what I did" to his children, Woods clarified that he didn't use those exact words. "No, no, I haven't said that. I've said, 'everybody makes mistakes, and the reason why mommy's living in her house and daddy's living in his house is because daddy made mistakes, and it's okay," he clarified.
Nordegren spoke about her relationship with Woods and co-parenting in an interview with People magazine in 2014. "My relationship with Tiger is centered around our children and we are doing really good — we really are — and I am so happy that this is the case. He is a great father."