Tiger Woods Is ‘Very Excited About the Future’

Tiger Woods

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updated 12/01/2010 AT 3:30 PM ET

originally published 12/01/2010 AT 3:45 PM ET

As 2010 comes to a close, Tiger Woods is reflecting on a year of turmoil – and says he’s eager to discover what happens next.

The golfer, battered by a Thanksgiving car crash, a sex scandal and a very public divorce from Elin Nordegren – along with a decline in his golf performance – says he’s learned from all of it.

“It’s been difficult, but also it’s been very rewarding at the same time,” Woods, 34, said Tuesday at the Chevron World Challenge tournament in Thousand Oaks, Calif. “It forced me to look deeper into myself and look how I grew up and how those things didn’t match with the person who I am, and getting back to that, getting back to how my parents raised me basically.


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