Woods family speaks of family values in interview

2009-12-15 08:49

Tiger Woods spoke of his commitment to his family during an

interview screened in New Zealand today, but conducted in the days before

his car crash and subsequent admission of several infidelities.

Asked in the interview “family first and golf second...always been

that way?“, Woods replied: “Always. Always.”

He goes on to say that having a family - he has two young children

with wife Elin Nordegren - “has been great, actually, the best thing that ever

happened.”

The interview was conducted on Nov.17 - ten days prior to the

accident outside his Florida family home which prompted reports of marital

strife. The world’s No.1 golfer later admitted to liaisons with other

women.

Woods says he has applied time management skills learned at

Stanford University to his dual roles as a golfer and father and had been more

focused as a player since he became a family man.

“I don’t practice as much as I used to. I don’t spend the amount of

hours on the golfcourse, not like I used to” he said.

“But my focus is so much more intense than it used to be.

“I know whatever I have to get done (has to be done) in a shorter

amount of time.”

The interview, conducted in Melbourne, Australia where Woods was

playing in the Australian Masters, was due to be aired on Christmas Day but New

Zealand’s Sky Sport brought it forward after the revelations about Woods’

private life.


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