Tiger Woods: It’s “Tough” Being A Single Dad

Six months after his divorce from his wife Elin Nordegren, golf pro Tiger Woods says that being a father is his greatest joy – but it’s not always easy.

In an interview with ESPN, Tiger, who has kids Sam, 3, and Charlie, 2, opens up about his new role as a single dad.

“Well, I’m a single parent, basically. When the kids are with me, I’m with them. I’m present with them and that’s what matters the most. Everything else goes away. Golf is way down the list,” he says. “It’s about trying to get them so that they’re able to be successful in life. Make them happy. Teach them each and every time they’re with me. So it’s not about golf.”

Though he loves the time he spends with his children – “seeing what they’re doing, what they’re capable of doing.… It’s just fun,” he says – it’s not always easy.

“It’s work, there’s no doubt,” the 35-year-old athlete tells ABC’s Good Morning America. “It’s tough. But it’s enjoyable. That’s the work I love.”

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  • Tina

    Well tiger, no sympathy here. You caused this situation. Deal with it!

  • Annefan

    does anyone know if he shares 50/50 custody with his ex-wife ?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, he does.

  • Grandma of Four

    He should have given PARENTHOOD long and thoughtful time BEFORE he started the “playing around”!!! Plus, the women involved in all the playing around should have told him NO WAY and THEY DID NOT! I do not feel in the least bit sorry for Tiger. And, he should be smart enough to stop going around telling everyone how hard it is to be a single parent! Just makes me nuts! 🙁

  • Anonymous

    I believe the guy got taken for a ride by these women . Hionestly, if he had played around with some black women no-one would have given a damn but then he had to go and mess around with some white chicks and thats a big no. Look at all the big names in music and entertainment and sports, they are black and most of them have been brought down and trodden underfoot for having consensual sex with the wrong race. And the brothers never learn!!!! Sex has to rermain segregated.

    • Tara

      Are you serious? This is not a race issue. He is a total slime whether he slept with blacks, whites, Asians, polka dots or striped. Furthermore the “ladies” involved were porn stars, not exactly the type worth defending.

      Tiger is mixed race as well, so stop trying to be provocative and call it what it is. He actions lacked morality and he had to pay the price. The only victims here are elin and the kids. Although am thrilled elin did not set a bad example by staying and more importantly glad she got what she was owed.

    • ellie

      Really! He stray big time and it’s racial? It was self-centered and stupid!

    • ellie

      Really! He stray big time and it’s racial? It was self-centered and stupid!

    • ellie

      Really! He stray big time and it’s racial? It was self-centered and stupid!

    • Janna

      Yes, you’re right. It’s simply the white man bringing down the bruthas.

      It has nothing to do with the fact that he’s common street trash and a whore.

  • The Truth

    Not defending Tiger actions at all, I just want to say that his comments are letting me know that he is learning how Elin felt when you have to go it along
    when you do not have the other parent who can share the responsibility of bringing up baby! He is letting it be known that He is doing more than he ever did, he knows its important to himself and good for his kids, Tiger is acknowledging that being a good parent takes more than money and it takes a lot of personal time. Sam and Charlie are asking for toys, a cookie, a book, a diaper change, or their nose wiped 50 times or more and he only has them for a couple times a week and he’s got a nanny! Give him understanding about his comments people! We all know that kids under 5 are demanding! You love it but unless they are napping kids that age need
    your attention! LOL Tigers kids are at the age to know that Daddy is spoiling them! So Tiger is in trouble from the time he picks them up till they go to sleep! He’s got to do it right so that Elin is please too! That Sam goes home and repeats everything she see and hears that happens at Tiger house! When my parents split thats what I did. Elin does not encorage that kids just do that at at age.

  • Anonymous

    You wouldn’t be in this situation if you kept your pants on.

  • Jaya

    In life we all make mistakes, it could be as minute as a pin or as big as a planet. The key thing is that he learns from them and move on with his life. However, if he continues with the same old habits, then that it his bad. It is a lesson for Tiger that all the money in the world can’t buy you love, peace and happiness. Money simply makes things, that is material things more accessible to you but that’s it. Additionally, he thought he was invincible because he accomplished so much at such a young age and had access to so much wealth. But guess what? His bubble popped! I am not a Tiger fan, but i think we all deserve a chance to redeem ourselves despite the fact that he lived a life of lies and deception. Furthermore, his statement proves that he never really played a key role in childcare probably because his ex and nannies did all the work.

  • tif

    cry me a river bozo.

  • Anonymous

    Tiger Woods is scum! He got what he deserved!

  • Janna

    No, Tiger, “tough” is watching an endless parade of sleaze announce on national television and in every imaginable newspaper that they slept with your husband, and had been sleeping with him for years.

    The same husband with whom you just had a child, clearly showing that you’d had unprotected sex with him. The husband who exposed you to god-only-knows what with no regard for the personal safety and health of his children’s mother.

    He’s the worst kind of filth. Life will NEVER be as hard for him as it should be.

  • Anonymous

    Hahahaha, yeah, it’s hard – for Elin!

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