Tiger: More Sad than Relieved about Divorce

Tiger Woods waits in the rain to play on the eighth hole during the Pro-Am round at The Barclays golf tournament, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, in Paramus, N.J. AP Photo/Mel Evans

Two days after his divorce, Tiger Woods says he feels more sadness than relief.

Woods and his wife officially divorced Monday, nine months after he was exposed for having numerous extramarital affairs. Woods returned to golf Wednesday at The Barclays, the same day People magazine released an interview with his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren.

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The world's No. 1 player says his golf is secondary, and that he's trying to get their two children used to their parents being divorced.

Woods says it's a sad time in his life because "you don't ever go into a marriage looking to get divorced."

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Nordegren told People magazine she and Woods tried for months to reconcile the relationship. In the end, a marriage "without trust and love" wasn't good for anyone, she said.

In November outside their Florida home, Woods drove his SUV over a fire hydrant and into a tree, setting off shocking revelations that sports' biggest star had been cheating on his wife through multiple affairs. The couple officially divorced Monday.

Nordegren told People that she never hit Woods on the night of the car crash.

"There was never any violence inside or outside our home," she said. "The speculation that I would have used a golf club to hit him is just truly ridiculous."

Nordegren said Woods left the house that night and when he didn't return after a while, she got worried and went to look for him. She said that's when she found him in the car.

"I did everything I could to get him out of the locked car," she said. "To think anything else is absolutely wrong."

The magazine said the interview was conducted over four visits lasting a total of 19 hours at the rented Windermere, Florida, home where she now lives with their two children.

"I've been through hell," said the Swedish-born Nordegren, who began losing her hair in the days before the divorce became final. "It's hard to think you have this life, and then all of a sudden - was it a lie? You're struggling because it wasn't real. But I survived. It was hard, but it didn't kill me."

Asked about his ex-wife's interview, Woods said Wednesday, "I wish her the best in everything."

"You know, it's a sad time in our lives," he said. "And we're looking forward in our lives and how we can help our kids the best way we possibly can. And that's the important thing."

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