Tiger Woods‘ comments have come back to haunt him.
In an eight-minute, pre-scandal interview, which aired Tuesday on the Sky Network in New Zealand, the disgraced golf superstar, who is accused of affairs with more than a dozen women, makes like Ward Cleaver in discussing the virtues of family.
The 33-year-old father-of-two, who spoke with Sky at the Australian Masters tournament in November (prior to his recent woes), told New Zealand sports broadcaster Murray Deaker his family has “been the best thing that ever happened” to him.
Deaker then asked him, “Family first and golf second — [Will it] always be like that?,” to which Tiger answered, “Always.”
Of his two children, he said: “They’ve got my wife’s stubbornness, so that’s enough.”
The interview was originally slated to air Christmas Day, but Sky decided to broadcast it sooner, based on recent occurrences.
Woods’ life began to unravel after a car accident on the day after Thanksgiving, November 27, following an argument with his wife, Elin Nordegren; it came on the heels of the National Enquirer‘s bombshell revelation Tiger had been having an affair with NYC party girl Rachel Uchitel.