Tiger Woods has said he is nervous about how the crowds will react when he returns to golf after the saga over his scandal-hit private life.
The American world number one is due to appear at the Masters next month. He has not played since admitting multiple extra-marital affairs, and was asked how it would go down.
“I don’t know, I’m a little nervous about that to be honest with you”, he told a TV interviewer. “It would be nice to hear a couple of claps here and there.”
The champion, who has been having therapy sessions, admitted doing things that hurt lots of people.
“It was really tough. To look at yourself in a light that you never want to look at yourself, that’s pretty brutal,” he said.
Asked what he saw, Woods said he saw a person he never thought he would become.
The golfer provided few details about the affairs that came to light after he crashed his car outside his Florida home in November.
He has apologised on his website and has been trying to salvage his marriage to his Swedish wife Elin. “She was hurt. Very hurt, shocked, angry and she had every right to be,” he said.
As for his golf, Tiger Woods said that despite preparing late, he knew the course at Augusta and was starting to get his feel back.