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Woods blames golf for marriage woes

entertainment Updated: Nov 19, 2010 17:30 IST

Ace golfer Tiger Woods has blamed his sport for his marriage woes.

Woods split from wife Elin Nordegren last year after his numerous affairs became public, and their divorce was finalised in August. He admits that golf made him so "self-centred" he thought he could "tackle the world", reports



"Golf is a self-centred game. That self reliance made me think I could tackle the world by myself... The physical pain from that car accident has long healed. But the pain in my soul is more complex and unsettling..." Woods wrote in an article about his public downfall in the US magazine




He claims many women, who claimed to have slept with him, are liars and are trying to "cash in" on the scandal.

"Opportunists are trying still to cash in on my troubles, no matter how irresponsible or ridiculous their claims may be. In many cases, I've never even met these people," he said.