Tiger Woods Reconciles Behavior, Marriage On ESPN

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Tiger Woods has "done some pretty bad things" in his life, but is ready to make amends.

In a 5-minute interview with ESPN last night, Tiger Woods talked about how he is setting out to reconcile his past behavior with his views on marriage. The answer? "That's living a life of amends and that's just working at it each and every day," he said. How To Heal A Relationship After An Affair

Some days will be harder than others, no doubt — especially if they involve former mistresses publishing strings of sexually explicit text messages, as former porn star Joslyn James did last week. 6 Things We Learn About Tiger Woods From His Sexts

Rumor has it that the recently released texts — to include: "You please me like no other has or ever will" and "Where do you want to be bitten?" — are behind Elin Nordegren's recent weekend disappearance from the family home.

"The whole situation is unthinkable for her, but then to throw a porn star in the mix, it just makes her feel like she didn't even know her husband," a source told RadarOnline.com.

Tiger, for his part, seems to understand: "I was living a life of a lie. I really was," he said, later acknowledging his wife's hurt and disappointment: "I loved Elin with everything I have. And that's something that makes me feel even worse, that I did this to someone I loved that much." (Interesting that he's using the past tense, no?)

"How do you reconcile what you've done with that love?," the interviewer asks. 

"We work at it," he responds.

One day at a time, Tiger. One day at a time.

Below, the video and transcript:

Rinaldi: What's the difference between the man who left Augusta national a year ago and the one who is about to return?

Woods: A lot has transpired in my life. A lot of ugly things have happened. Things that…..I've done some pretty bad things in my life. And uh, all came to a head. But now, after treatment, going for inpatient treatment for 45 days and more outpatient treatment, I'm getting back to my old roots.

Rinaldi: For a lot of people, the spark of those bad things is Nov. 27. Early that day, what happened?

Woods: Well, it's all in the police report. Beyond that, everything's between Elin and myself and that's private.

Rinaldi: Why did you lose control of the car?

Woods: As I said … that's between Elin and myself.

Rinaldi: If it's a private matter, why issue a public apology?