Los Angeles, Aug 26; Disgraced golfer Tiger Woods has praised ex-wife Elin Nordegren as a “supportive” and “wonderful mother” after she opened up about her ordeal following his infidelity claims in her recent interview.
Nordegren went into hiding when Woods’ private life was exposed, but opened up after their divorce was finalised Tuesday. She said she felt “embarrassed” that she “never suspected” her husband was cheating on her.
Woods has backed Nordegren after her comments and insists his focus is on co-parenting their two children – Sam, 3, and 19-month-old Charlie, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“This is a very painful, personal and private time for our family. Throughout this entire time, Elin has shown unwavering concern and support for our children. She is a wonderful mother. I know that the two of us will do everything we can to help our children adjust to this new family situation,” he said.
“We both cherish the time we can spend with Sam and Charlie. Whether it’s taking Sam to school or hitting balls with Charlie on the range, nothing gives me more enjoyment than these simple pleasures. We have two special kids, and I’m going to enjoy every minute with them.
“Personally, I am learning to balance family and golf. My children come first and always will, but I also appreciate golf more than ever. I understand how important the fans and the game are to me. I know how lucky I am to do what I do for a living, and I am deeply grateful for everyone who has supported me.”