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It turns out Tiger Woods is a good sport -- on and off the golf course! In his Wednesday night appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the athlete laughed good-naturedly as the funnyman made light of Woods' infamous cheating scandals from last year.
"I want to say thank you for having the courage to come on a late night comedy program," Fallon quipped. "Cause it must have been a painful and awful situation the whole thing that you went through. But from a comedian’s standpoint, and my monologue writers', thank you so much. That was some of the greatest comedy ever!"
"We must have heard every golf joke in the history -- but that is like a magical thing to happen, your awful pain," Fallon contined, as Woods, 35, laughed. "And we laughed at your pain, and … not even making jokes, it kind of wrote itself. Balls, shaft, holes, foursomes! I mean (the comedy) really writes itself."
Ouch! Woods looked pretty uncomfortable, but did his best to play along. "You got it," he said.
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The athlete also appeared on Good Morning America Thursday, giving a slightly more serious interview. Woods (who has two children -- Sam, 3, and Charlie, 2 -- with ex-wife Elin Nordegren) opened up about his new life and what it's like to be a single dad. "It’s work, there’s no doubt," he said. "It’s tough. But it’s enjoyable. That’s the work I love."
"I just love being with them and seeing what they’re doing, what they’re capable of doing -- the joys, just the shifts of interest," he says. "It’s just fun. We have a great time together… Family’s first. That’s the way it was when I was growing up. My mom and dad were always there… and that’s what I have with my kids now."
The golfer's TV appearances this week mark his first return to the talk arena since his extremely public scandal. Maybe Woods -- and the media -- are finally ready to move on.