Tiger Looks Back
One year after the car accident that triggered a downfall in his personal and professional life, Tiger Woods is reflecting on what happened. In a new “Newsweek” magazine article, Woods said he made terrible choices before and after the accident last Thankgiving outside his Orlando home. The golfer was injured when he crashed his SUV into a small tree in the gated community following a reported domestic dispute. The aftermath led to reports of Woods’ serial infidelity, which he later confirmed himself. In the article, he said his life was out of balance and his priorities were out of order at the time. Woods added that he has examined his life and realized victories aren’t won at tournaments, but at home with his children. Woods said he appreciates the time he gets to spend with his kids, Sam and Charlie, and describes simple pleasures like making them macaroni and cheese. He added that while he can’t take back what happened, he can keep trying to repair the damage it did to his family. Woods and Elin Nordegren divorced in August 2010. The scandal also took a major toll on his career. He lost multiple sponsorship deals and failed to win an event on the PGA Tour all year, the first time that’s happened since he turned pro in 1996. Woods also recently fell out of the world’s number one golf ranking for the first time in more than five years.