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


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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"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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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Tiger Woods of the United States (R) walks with his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, son Charlie and daughter Sam 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 Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods (L) speaks with US Skier Lindsey Vonn during the Par 3 competition on April 8, 2015, at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The competition is part of the Masters Golf Championship which starts April 9. AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/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)
BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 25: Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods listen to the national anthem during the opening ceremony for the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club on June 25, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Tiger Woods of the United States waits alongside his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, son Charlie and daughter Sam and friend Steve Strickerduring 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)
BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 25: Retired Air Force Capt. Dee Myrick (L), Lindsey Vonn, and Tiger Woods applaud during the opening ceremony for the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club on June 25, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/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)
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 17: Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn watch from the sidelines before the start of the game. The Denver Broncos take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on November 17, 2013. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, OH - OCTOBER 06: Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team is congratulated by Lindsey Vonn after Woods 1up victory over Richard Sterne of the International Team won the Cup for the U.S.Team during the Final Round Singles Matches of The Presidents Cup at the Muirfield Village Golf Club on October 6, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
DUBLIN, OHIO - OCTOBER 5: Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn walk from the 18th green during Day Three Four-ball Matches of The Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club on October 5, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
DUBLIN, OH - OCTOBER 03: Tiger Woods and girlfriend Lindsey Vonn with members of the U.S. Team follow the play during the Day One Four-Ball Matches of The Presidents Cup at the Muirfield Village Golf Club on October 3, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 02: (L-R) Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn, Nadine Moze and Fred Couples of the U.S. Team at the opening ceremonies at Columbus Commons prior to the start of The Presidents Cup on October 2, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
Tiger Woods and girlfriend Lindsey Vonn during practice day two for the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield Golf Club, East Lothian. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn attend the 'Punk': Chaos to Couture' Costume Institute Benefit Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. (Photo by Dennis Van Tine/PA Images via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: (L-R) Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn 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 Jennifer Graylock/FilmMagic)
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