Tiger Woods recently revealed his biggest regret and it may surprise you.
During a recent interview with Charlie Rose, the 40-year-old professional golfer revealed the one and only thing he wishes he could’ve done differently. “The only regret I have in life is not spending another year at Stanford [University],” Woods told Rose. “I wish I would’ve had one more year.”
Surprised by Woods’ answer, Rose attempted to dig deeper. “That’s the only regret? Of all the things that happened to you?” Rose inquired. Woods then reaffirmed his initial answer, before making mention of his 2010 divorce from Erin Nordegren. “All the things I’ve been through, yes. They’ve been tough, but they’ve been great for me,” Woods said adding, “But I wish I would’ve gone one more year at Standford.”
Despite not shedding a tear over his very public infidelity, Woods noted that the experience was “rough to go through,” calling Nordegren one of his “best friends.”
He went on to explain how he broke the news to their children, Sam, 9, and Charlie, 7. “It’s because daddy made some mistakes,” Woods said of speaking with his son and daughter. “Daddy made some mistakes and I’d much rather have them hear it from me.”
When asked if he expressed remorse for his behavior, Woods admitted the word “regret” didn’t come into play. “No, no, I haven’t said that,” he explained. “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 OK.”
As previously reported, the world’s greatest golfer was exposed as a serial cheater, after his then-wife Nordegren discovered he had stepped out on her with over a dozen women. Three years after his divorce was finalized, Woods began dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. While the couple split in 2015, Vonn recently admitted she still loves Woods.