Tiger’s ‘One Regret’ Is Not What You’d Expect

Making the rounds to promote his new business venture, TGR, as well as to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his foundation, Tiger Woods sat down with Charlie Rose on his eponymous interview show as well as stopping by the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The two interviews had a relatively similar feel with Rose offering his normal down-the-line form of questioning, and Colbert doing much the same, although throwing in a few more jokes. The most revealing portion of Tiger’s roughly 70 minutes on the screen came in the Rose interview when he detailed his greatest regret.

Rose: Some have said to be Tiger Woods was both a gift and a burden. How was it a burden?

Woods: Well, it’s a burden in the sense that it — the amount of obligations that I have at a tournament. The anonymity that was lost that, you know, one — the — you know, if you look back, the only regret I have in life is not spending another year at Stanford, and I wish I would’ve had one more year.

Rose: That’s the only regret?

Woods: That’s the only regret, I wish I had.

Rose: Of all the things that’s happened to you?

Woods: All the things and that’s all —

Rose: Everything?

Woods: All the things I’ve been through are tough, yes. They’ve been tough, but they’ve been great for me, but I wish I would’ve gone one more year at Stanford.

Charlie Rose airs on PBS and Bloomberg TV every weeknight. Check your local listings for re-air dates of Tiger’s interview.

On Colbert, with a looser tone surrounding the conversation, Woods and the host still hit on some serious topics, but with a little more humor attached.


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