For a man whose marriage publicly imploded and who was humiliated on a national level when he was revealed to be a serial cheater, Tiger Woods should have an easy answer to a question about his only regret in life.
During a one-on-one interview with Charlie Rose that aired Thursday night, the golf star even seemed to shock Rose while discussing his comeback and, of course, his controversies.
“The only regret I have in life is not spending another year at Stanford, and I wish I would’ve had one more year,” Woods said on Rose’s PBS program.
“That’s the only regret?” Rose asked.
“That’s the only regret, I wish I had.”
Tiger Woods watches a college football game between Stanford and Washington State.
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Rose didn’t seem to accept his answer.
“Of all the things that’s happened to you?”
“All the things and that’s all…”
“Everything?” Rose asked again.
“All the things I’ve been through are tough, yes,” Woods said. “They’ve been tough, but they’ve been great for me, but I wish I would’ve gone one more year at Stanford.”
Tiger Woods appears with then-wife Elin in photographs on the cover of Us weekly magazine displayed on a newsstand in 2009.
The golfer — who said he’s “hoping to come back in December” after recently delaying his comeback — attended Stanford for two years before turning professional.
Woods’ public perception as a squeaky clean athlete was forever erased after the National Enquirer broke a story in 2009 entitled “Tiger Woods Cheating Scandal.” Woods and then-wife Elin Nordegren divorced in 2010.
When Rose brought up the cheating scandal, Woods insisted he hasn’t told his children that he regrets what he did.
“No. No. I don’t. I haven’t said that,” Woods added. “I said everybody makes mistakes, and the reason why mommy’s living in her house and daddy’s living in his house is because daddy made mistakes, and it’s okay.”
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