WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tiger Woods spoke of his commitment to his family during an interview screened in New Zealand on Tuesday that was conducted 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 — 10 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.