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Sex Scandal: Tiger Woods takes refuge in Buddism

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Augusta, Apr 7: After the much critised public apology by Tiger Woods in Feb 2010, the scandal-tainted golfer faced the media on Tuesday, Apr 6 and answered a slew of questions on the sex scandal and related controversies.

The golfer told the press conference that he was now happy that he was not living a life filled with lies. He said that all the lies made him feel like something was the missing in life and it was not fun.

"When you live a life where you're lying all the time, life is not fun. And that's where I was. Now that's been stripped all away and here I am. And it feels fun again," he told the reporters.

On the question as to how he was dealing with the media and the public glare after his multiple extra marital affairs came to light, Woods said he has taken refuge in Buddism again.

"I meditate religiously again like I used to... When you live a life where you're lying all the time, life is not fun... And the fact I won golf tournaments I think is irrelevant. I'm just trying to put the ball in the hole," the world number one golfer said adding that this made him 'more balanced, more centred'.

Earlier in an interview with Golf Channel, he had admitted that he had "quit being a Buddhist" and "life changed upside down".

Besides facing the media with a calm face, Tiger Woods is ready now to remind the world that he is still the 'Tiger' on the golf course. After a five-month break from the sport, Tiger Woods is set to make a comeback at the US Masters in Augusta, where he won his first major title.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 11:20 [IST]
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