Tiger Woods doesn't regret cheating on his ex-wife Elin Nordegren

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Tiger Woods has one regret, and it's not the 2009 cheating scandal that led to the end of his marriage to Elin Nordegren.

The 40-year-old professional golfer revealed the one thing that he wishes he could've changed, during an hour-long interview with Charlie Rose on Thursday.

"The only regret I have in life is not spending another year at Stanford [University]," Woods told Rose. "I wish I would've had one more year."

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Seemingly surprised by his answer, Rose attempted to get more out of Woods.

"That's the only regret? Of all the things that happened to you?," Rose asked.

Woods reaffirmed his initial answer, before making mention of his 2010 divorce from Nordegren.

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Tiger Woods, is shown during Masters practice in Augusta, Ga. in this April 5, 1995 photo, will try to add one of the few amateur titles he does not already own to his collection as the NCAA golf championships begin in Ooltewah, Tenn. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Tiger Woods, of Stanford University, follows his drive on the thirteenth hole during the NCAA Men's Golf Championships in Ooltewah, Tenn., on Wednesday, May 29, 1996. Woods, a Stanford sophomore, is a two-time winner of the U.S. Amateur Championship. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Tiger Woods coaxes in the ball into the hole for a birdie on the par-4 third hole Saturday, Aug. 24, l996, during his U.S. Amateur match with Joel Kribel at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore.(AP Photo/Robin Loznak)
Tiger Woods kissed the U.S. Amateur trophy after winning an unprecedented third U.S. Amateur championship, Sunday, Aug. 25, l996, at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore. Woods won the title on the 38th hole.(AP Photo/Jack Smith)
Golfer Tiger Woods holds up the trophy after winning the Mercedes Championships in a one hole playoff at La Costa Country Club Sunday Jan. 12, 1997, in Carlsbad, Calif. The tournament was shortened to 54 holes because of rain and Woods and Tom Lehman played a one hole playoff. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Masters third round leader Tiger Woods talks with reporters after finishing his round of play at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Saturday, April 12, 1997. (AP Photo/ Dave Martin)
Masters champion Tiger Woods addresses the crowd after he receives his Green Jacket at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Sunday, April 13, 1997. (AP Photo/ Amy Sancetta)
U.S. golfer Tiger Woods lines up a putt during the final day of the American Express Championship event in Valderrama, southern Spain Sunday Nov. 7 1999. (AP Photo/Denis Doyle)
Tiger Woods reacts on the 18th hole after winning the 2001 Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Sunday, April 8, 2001. Woods captured this second Masters title, defeating David Duval by two stokes. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
US golf player Eldrick "Tiger" Woods after hitting a ball during a pro shoot out prior to the SAP Open in St. Leon-Rot, 60 miles (100km) south of Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, May 15, 2001. 156 players participate in this tournament from May 17 to May 20, 2001. (AP Photo/Daniel Maurer)
Tiger Woods tips his cap after birdeying the 18th hole Thursday, June 13, 2002, during the first round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Tiger Woods holds the 2002 U.S. Open Golf Championship trophy, Sunday, June 16, 2002, at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Tiger Woods drives during early morning practice for the Ryder Cup at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England,Thursday Sept. 26,, 2002. The competition is scheduled to get underway on Sept. 27.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
U.S golfer Tiger Woods during the first day of the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open tournament in in Gut Kaden near Hamburg, northern Germany on Thursday, May15, 2003. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer)
Tigers Woods chips onto the fifth green, Saturday May 15, 2004, during the third round of the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas. Woods finished Saturday with a 202 total, three strokes behind leader Sergio Garcia. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Tiger Woods watches his drive on the 10th tee during first round play of the 2005 Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Thursday, April 7, 2005. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Tiger Woods reacts to his tee shot on the first hole during second round play in the 87th PGA Championship at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. Friday, Aug. 12, 2005. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Tiger Woods smiles as he discusses being named professional golf's Player of the Year for the eighth time in his career at a news conference at Sherwood Country Club, where he is preparing to host the Target World Challenge, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Tiger Woods chats on the eighth tee in the Pro-Am round of the Target World Challenge golf tournament at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Tiger Woods talks about his experience of caddying and the recuperation of his knee after his work at Torrey Pines where he caddied for contest winner John Abel Monday Oct. 20, 2008 in San Diego. Abel, of West Berlin, New Jersey won a contest that entitled him to have Tiger Woods caddie for him. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2009 file photo, Tiger Woods, from the United States, lines up a putt during the third round of the Australian Masters golf tournament at the Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia. Authorities say Woods has been seriously injured in a car wreck in Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol says the PGA star hit a fire hydrant and a tree as he pulled out of his driveway early Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, in his 2009 Cadillac sport utility vehicle. Woods was taken to Health Central Hospital. His condition was not immediately known, though the news release said his injuries were serious. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill, File)
Tiger Woods drives from the fifth hole tees during the final round of the Chevron World Challenge golf tournament at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
Tiger Woods poses with his trophy after winning the Chevron World Challenge golf tournament at Sherwood Country Club, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Woods closed with clutch birdie putts, including holing a 6-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 3-under 69, to win by one shot over former Masters champion Zach Johnson. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Tiger Woods looks on during the third round of the World Challenge golf tournament at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Bret Hartman)
Tiger Woods tosses a leaf in the air to check the wind on the fifth tee during the final round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge golf tournament at Sherwood Country Club, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Tiger Woods holds himself up on the first tee during the third round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Windermere, Fla. Woods lost his voice overnight and was nauseated before and during the third round at Isleworth. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)
Tiger Woods acknowledges the crowd after finishing his round on the ninth hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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"All the things I've been through, yes. They've been tough, but they've been great for me," Woods said adding, "But I wish I would've gone one more year at Stanford."

Despite not regretting his infidelity, Woods noted that the experience was "rough to go through," and called Nordegren one of his "best friends."

He went on to share how he has explained the divorce to their children, Sam, 9, and Charlie, 7.

"It's because daddy made some mistakes," Woods said of speaking with his son and daughter. "Daddy made some mistakes and I'd much rather have them hear it from me."

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When asked if he had said to his children, 'I regret what I did,' Woods clarified that he didn't use those exact words.

"No, no, I haven't said that," he explained. "I've 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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Three years after his divorce was finalized, Woods began dating Olympic skier Lindsay Von. While the couple split in 2015, Vonn recently admitted that she still loves Woods.

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Lindsey Vonn speaks to Tiger Woods during the Par 3 contest at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Tiger Woods' girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, son Charlie and daughter Sam watch the play during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BEAVER CREEK, CO - FEBRUARY 12: Lindsey Vonn of the United States speaks with boyfriend Tiger Woods after crossing the finish of the Ladies' Giant Slalom in Red Tail Stadium on Day 11 of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on February 12, 2015 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Golfer Tiger Woods (L) and ski racer Lindsey Vonn attend Tiger Jam 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
VAL D'ISERE, FRANCE - DECEMBER 21: (FRANCE OUT) Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn of USA during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Downhill on December 21, 2013 in Val d'Isere, France. (Photo by Michel Cottin/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, OH - OCTOBER 03: Skiier Lindsey Vonn and Nadine Moze follow the play of Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team during the Day One Four-Ball Matches at the Muirfield Village Golf Club on October 3, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods, left, watches United States' Lindsey Vonn, right, during the women’s giant slalom competition at the alpine skiing world championships on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn, left, exchange a kiss in the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Lindsey Vonn won a super-G Monday for her record 63rd World Cup victory and celebrated with an embrace from a surprise visitor, boyfriend Tiger Woods. The American broke Annemarie Moser-Proell's 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup wins with a flawless run down the Olympia delle Tofane course, finishing 0.85 ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria. (AP Photo/Ivan Carabini)
Tiger Woods, right, and his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, left, react during the opening ceremony at the Quicken Loans National golf tournament, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Lindsey Vonn is flanked by her boyfriend Tiger Woods as she leaves after an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Val D'Isere, France, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Lindsey Vonn is confident that her latest knee trouble will not stop her from competing at the Sochi Games in February. With boyfriend Tiger Woods watching from the bottom of the slope, Vonn missed a gate in Saturday's World Cup downhill at Val d'Isere as her troublesome right knee buckled under her and gave way. The American was clearly distressed after skiing off course and looked close to tears. She didn't fall but grimaced as she pulled up, clutching her knee. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2013 file photo, United States team player Tiger Woods, right, smiles with girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, after the U.S. team won the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Vonn is working her way back from a second right knee operation that kept her from skiing at the Sochi Olympics. Woods is recovering from surgery to relieve pain from a pinched nerve in his back that caused him to miss the Masters. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
Tiger Woods and his girlfriend US skier Lindsey Vonn, are seen together during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship, Muirfield, Scotland, Monday, July 15, 2013. The British Open begins on Thursday, July 18. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Tiger Woods, left, and Lindsey Vonn watch from the sidelines as the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs warm up before an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
FILE - This Oct. 3, 2013 file photo shows Tiger Woods watching with his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn at the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Vonn announced on Sunday, May 3, 2015, that she and Woods have decided to end their three-year relationship. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods attend the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for People.com)
Tiger Woods reacts after teeing off on the fourth hole during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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