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Tiger Woods gives first interviews

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As Tiger Woods looks to return to the golf course, he's now paving his way back to public life. ESPN and the Golf Channel each landed exclusive interviews with the golfer.  Each was restricted to five minutes, all questions were fair game.

In one with ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi, Woods said, "I was living a life of a lie. I really was. It was really tough to look at yourself in a light that you never want to look at yourself, that's pretty brutal."

The interviews did, however, reveal more than his public apology last month.

"Well, I owe a lot of people an apology. I hurt a lot of people. Not just my wife. My friends, my colleagues, the public, kids who looked up to me."

Another brief interview that addressed similar topics, including his infidelity.

"Yeah, I tried to stop and I couldn't stop. It was just, it was horrific."

Now, he says he's approaching his professional comeback at the masters with mixed feelings.

"I'm a little nervous about that to be honest with you. It would be nice to hear a couple claps here and there."

Woods also spoke to the Golf Channel's Kelly Tilghman.  He said he preferred to keep his relationship with wife, Elin, private. Says he lost sight of who he was.

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