Tiger: 'I was living a lie'

Tiger Woods has given his first interviews to the press since being outed as a naughty cheating shagger who couldn’t get enough of illicit rudies with women who weren’t his wife, and has admitted living a lie. The Tiger gave interviews to both ESPN and The Golf Channel in America, giving journalists five minutes of his time in strictly co-ordinated one-on-one sessions (missus), which really seem to be his attempt to draw a line under the whole fiasco. Let’s just get to concentrating about golf, eh?

Luckily for us a video of ESPN’s coverage has popped up on YouTube, so you can see just how heavily stage-managed the whole affair was. However, notwithstanding the media constraints that Tiger and his team clearly put on the journos, there does appear to be genuine remorse (and fatigue) in his demeanour.

‘I was living a life of a lie, I really was,’ he said. ‘And I was doing a lot of things, like I said, that hurt a lot of people,’ he said. ‘And stripping away denial and rationalisation you start coming to the truth of who you really are and that can be very ugly.

‘But then again, when you face it and you start conquering it and you start living up to it, the strength that I feel now, I've never felt that type of strength.

‘I hurt a lot of people, not just my wife. My friends, my colleagues, the public, kids who looked up to me. There were a lot of people that thought I was a different person and my actions were not according to that. That's why I had to apologise. I was so sorry for what I had done.’

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