Tiger Woods apparently 'thinks about his sex scandal every day': report

Tiger Woods is still haunted by his nefarious transgressions from nearly a decade ago.

Days after winning his first Masters title in over 11 years, a source tells People magazine that the all-time great golfer "still thinks about his sex scandal every day," which puts his much-celebrated comeback win into perspective.

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"It’s always there, in the back of his mind," the source explains. "He doesn’t like to talk about it -- or even anything that was happening at that time of his life. It’s painful to him. But he persevered and made himself into a better man."

Towards the end of 2009, when he crashed his car into a tree outside of his Florida mansion after a fight with his then-wife, Elin Nordegren, scandal erupted around Woods: He had allegedly cheated on his wife with dozens of women, and later went to rehab for an apparent sex addiction.

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10 Apr 2002: Tiger Woods of the USA enjoys the accasion with his girlfriend Elin Nordegren at the Golf Writers Association of America Awards Dinner where he collected the PGA Tour player of the year award at the Radisson Hotel, Augusta, Georgia. DIGITALIMAGE. EDITORIAL USE ONLY Mandatory Credit: David Cannon/Getty Images
SUTTON COLDFIELD - SEPTEMBER 26: Tiger Woods of the USA with his girlfriend Elin Nordegren during the opening ceremony for the 34th Ryder Cup at the De Vere Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, England on September 26, 2002. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
SUTTON COLDFIELD - SEPTEMBER 26: Golfer Tiger Woods poses with girlfriend Elin Nordegren during the opening Ceremony for the 34th Ryder Cup on September 26, 2002 in Sutton Coldfield, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 18: Golfer Tiger Woods and girlfriend Elin Nordegren attend the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets on February 18, 2003 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Caifornia. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
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(TABLOIDS OUT) Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 28: (FILE PHOTO) Tiger Woods of the USA with his girlfriend Elin Nordegren on the 17th green after his defeat during the afternoon foursome matches on the first day of the 34th Ryder Cup at the De Vere Belfry in this September 27, 2002 file photo in Sutton Coldfield, England. A Swedish newspaper reported on November 28, 2003 that world number one golfer Woods is to marry his Swedish girlfriend Elin, a 23-year-old former model. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)
DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 15: USA team member Tiger Woods with his fiance Elin Nordegren arriving at the 35th Ryder Cup Matches Gala Dinner at the Fox Theater on September 15, 2004 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
(FILES) This 16 September, 2004 file image shows US golfer Tiger Woods (L) and fiancee Elin Nordegren (R) leaving the opening ceremonies of the Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. The golf superstar is set to wed his Swedish fiancee in an exclusive resort in Barbados, news reports said 04 October, 2004. The New York Post, citing unidentified sources, said the couple planned to tie the knot 05 October at the Sandy Lane luxury resort on the Caribbean island. Woods, 28, and long-time girlfriend Elin Nordegren, 24, became engaged in December last year. News of the impending wedding was broken last week by the Barbados Daily Nation newspaper, which said Monday that it had been inundated with calls from foreign newspapers and magazines. AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
(TABLOIDS OUT) Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage for PGA TOUR)
Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods, Kultida Woods and Bill Clinton (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for PGA TOUR)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) (TABLOIDS OUT) Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren, Jimmy Jam and Lisa Harris (Photo by Lester Cohen Archive/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods talk during the men's final between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Andy Roddick in the U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on September 10, 2006 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
Golfer Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren watch play during Game 4 of the NBA final between the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers June 11, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. AFP PHOTO/Stan Honda (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 21: (TABLOIDS OUT)(L-R) Tiger Woods, Sam Alexis, Kultida Woods and Elin Nordegren at the dedication of the statue honoring his father Earl Woods at the Tiger Woods Learning Center on January 21, 2008 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Honorary Standford Cardinal captain Tiger Woods holds his daugher, Sam, and stands next to his wife, Elin Nordegren, on the sidelines before the Cardinal game against the California Bears at Stanford Stadium on November 21, 2009 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
(FILES) US team member Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren (R) wait for the rest of the team to finish play after Woods sunk his putt on the 13th green to win his match and clinch the cup win for the US in the Presidents Cup golf competition on October 11, 2009 at Harding Park Golf course in San Francisco. Woods was taken to hospital after being 'serious injured' in a car accident in Florida, US media reported on November 27, 2009. Media reports, citing the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), said Woods crashed into a fire hydrant and then drove into a tree after leaving his property in the Isleworth community in Windermere, a suburb of Orlando. He was transported to a local hospital in Ocoee in 'serious condition,' the FHP was quoted as saying. FILES/AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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In addition to losing his No. 1 ranking and numerous lucrative sponsorships, Woods also experienced several injuries, struggled to regain the form that made him a household name in the first place and got divorced from Nordegren in August 2010. The mother of his children, Sam Alexis, 11, and Charlie Axel, 10, reportedly got a $110 million divorce settlement. 

The People insider says that Woods will always feel remorse for what he did, and the pain and guilt from his actions may never truly go away.

"He lost everything," the source explained. "And it was really rough for a really long time. He really found out who his friends were. He’s been left with a lot of scars."

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Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren selling her Florida mansion for $49.5M
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In total, the mansion is 25,878 square feet.

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The home sits on 1.4 acres of land.

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The design was inspired by British West Indies architectural design.

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Nordegren purchased the property in 2011 for $12.25 million.

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Angela Reynolds, an interior designer who has worked with clients such as Celine Dion, decorated the interior of the home.

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The kitchen has two islands — one of which has a hidden television for kitchen-time entertainment.

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The catering kitchen provides a space for out-of-sight preparation when guests are over.

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The master suite offers sweeping views of the ocean.

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This spacious bathroom has a window-side bath.

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Each of the guest bedrooms has a distinct style.

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The home theater provides a place for those who want to sit comfortably and enjoy a movie.

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The home's gym has an underwater window into the outdoor pool.

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A temperature-controlled wine cellar has its own tasting room and bar seats.

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There's also a custom-crafted, three-story Swarovski crystal chandelier that drapes down to the floor.

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The home's outdoor area has a pool and hot tub just steps from the beach.

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There's also an outdoor bar area with seating, kitchen space, and a sleek pool table.

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The home is near Seminole Golf Club, one of the world's most exclusive golf courses.

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And there's plenty of room for guests in the "Cabana House," which encompasses two, two-bedroom apartments.

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That being said, he and Nordegren have repaired some of their relationship in an effort to successfully and healthily co-parent for their children.

"They really work together well now," the source went on. "They are both mature adults who have figured out what works best for them and for the kids. There is no real friction, and everyone gets along well. They went through a very dark time as a family, and although the family looks different, it is happy and functional and thriving."

"He's a completely different person than he was in 2009," the insider added. "He was an overgrown boy back then. Now he's a man."

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AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 14: Tiger Woods (R) of the United States celebrates with his girlfriend Erica Herman (L) and son Charlie Axel (C) as he comes off the 18th green in celebration of his win during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman look on during a Presidents Cup media opportunity at the Yarra Promenade on December 5, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The Presidents Cup 2019 will be held on December 9-15, 2019, when it returns to the prestigious Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
DECEMBER 5, 2018: MELBOURNE, VIC - (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) Golfer Tiger Woods with Erica Herman promotes next years Presidents Cup at Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Victoria. (Photo by Michael Klein / Newspix / Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 23: Erica Herman, girlfriend of Tiger Woods, and his children Sam and Charlie look on during The Match: Tiger vs Phil at Shadow Creek Golf Course on November 23, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for The Match)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 23: Erica Herman, girlfriend of Tiger Woods, and his children Sam and Charlie look on during The Match: Tiger vs Phil at Shadow Creek Golf Course on November 23, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for The Match)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods, winner of the TOUR Championship with his girlfriend, Erica Herman after the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman celebrate after the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman celebrate after the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman celebrate after the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
POTOMAC, MD - JULY 01: Tiger Woods looks on with Erica Herman on the 18th green during the final round of the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac on July 1, 2018 in Potomac, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
December 3, 2017; New Providence, The Bahamas; Sam Woods (daughter of Tiger Woods, far left), Charlie Woods (Woods' son, second from left), Erica Herman (third from left), and professional tennis player Rafael Nadal (second from right) stand on the third hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament at Albany. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
December 2, 2017; New Providence, The Bahamas; Erica Herman (left), Sam Woods (daughter of Tiger Woods, center), and Charlie Woods (Woods' son, right) walk on the first hole during the third round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament at Albany. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
December 2, 2017; New Providence, The Bahamas; Sam Woods (daughter of Tiger Woods, fourth from right) and Charlie Woods (Woods' son, third from right), Erica Herman (far right) watch Tiger Woods (far left) on the third hole during the third round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament at Albany. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
JERSEY CITY, NJ - OCTOBER 01: (L-R) Erica Herman, Captain's Assistant Tiger Woods and Notah Begay watch Daniel Berger of the U.S. Team putt on the 15th hole green during Sunday Singles matches at the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on October 1, 2017, in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - OCTOBER 01: Tiger Woods one of the United States team assistant captain's on the first hole with Erica Herman during the final day singles matches matches in the 2017 Presidents Cup at the Liberty National Golf Club on October 1, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - OCTOBER 01: Tiger Woods with girlfriend Erica Herman after the Presidents Cup on October 1, 2017, at Liberty National Golf Clubin Jersey City NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - OCTOBER 01: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman look on during Sunday singles matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on October 1, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - OCTOBER 01: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman walk on the first hole during Sunday singles matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on October 1, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 30: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman look on during Saturday four-ball matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 30, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 30: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman look on during Saturday four-ball matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 30, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 30: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman look on during Saturday four-ball matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 30, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 30: Erica Herman walks during Saturday foursome matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 30, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 29: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman look on during Friday four-ball matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 29, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 29: Tiger Woods (R), Captains Assistant of the U.S. Team, and girlfriend Erica Herman (C) sit together during the second round of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 29, 2017, in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Scott Halleran/PGA TOUR)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 29: Daniel Berger of the U.S. Team, Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team and Erica Herman walk during Friday four-ball matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 29, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 29: Tiger Woods (L), Captains Assistant of the U.S. Team, and girlfriend Erica Herman (R) talk together during the second round of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 29, 2017, in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Scott Halleran/PGA TOUR)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team walks with Erica Herman during Thursday foursome matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 28, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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