Golfer Tiger Woods admitted on Wednesday that his own misdeeds and mistakes doomed his marriage, and left him and ex-wife Elin Nordegren sad as they now try to help their children cope with life after the split.

Two days after the divorce was finalised, and a day before he tees off in the first United States PGA playoff event, Woods spoke about the divorce, brought about by his multiple affairs in a scandal exposed last November.

“My actions certainly led us to this decision. I made a lot of errors in my life. That's something I'm going to have to live with.”

Asked if he felt relief now that the divorce was complete, he said: “I don't think that's the word. I think it's more sadness.”

Elin, 30, a former model who married Woods in October 2004, told People that she felt she had been through “hell,” and the extent of his cheating left her feeling “stupid” even as she has struggled with insomnia, weight loss and losing her hair. The couple have a three-year-old daughter Sam and a 19-month-old son Charlie.

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