Tiger Woods opens up about being a father to daughter while playing golf with Jada Pinkett Smith: “Daddy’s Girl”


Tiger Woods can’t help but smile when it comes to his daughter, Sam Alexis Woods.

The 82-time PGA Tour winner opened up about the close relationship he has with his 13-year-old son, whom he shares with ex-wife Elin Nordegren, while playing golf with Jada Pinkett Smith in the first episode of the mini Golf Digest. -series A ride with Tiger: celebrity lessons.

When Pinkett Smith, 49, asked him what his daughter had taught him, Woods, 45, smiled and joked, “What did my daughter teach me? I don’t like boys. . “

He later replied that Sam “taught me to be more patient.”

“Daddy’s little girl,” added the athlete. “I love it.”

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“I have this thing about… I feel like every guy should have a girl,” the Red table talk host, who shares daughter Willow Smith and son Jaden Smith with husband Will Smith.

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Jean Catuffe / GC Images Tiger Woods and his daughter Sam Alexis Woods

Woods admitted that he “never wants to [Sam] Leave home. “

“She’s my little girl,” he said.

Woods later opened up about the affair with his son Charlie Axel Woods over golf, agreeing with Pinkett Smith that the 11-year-old is a “natural.”

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Woods explained that he didn’t want Charlie to feel pressured into playing golf, “I just don’t want him to hate the game.”

“I’m moved about it. Some of my best memories are being with my dad,” he said.

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Filmed wood A Round with Tiger: Celebrity Lessons the day before his overturned car accident earlier this year.

On February 23, Woods was driving a descent on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes in Southern California when his car hit a sign in the center bulkhead, cut a tree and landed alongside the road. The vehicle sustained significant damage and Woods underwent emergency surgery for “significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower limb.”

While Woods did not return home to Florida until mid-March, Nordegren made sure he could see his children while he recovered, sources told PEOPLE in April.

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“He sees children a lot,” the insider said at the time. “Maybe not every day, but almost every day. A lot of it is because of Elin, who is just amazing. She’s been amazing since the accident. She went out of her way for herself. ‘make sure he can see the children as he recovers from his injuries. “

After returning to Florida, another source told PEOPLE, “Tiger is happy to be home. He’s still recovering and in a bit of pain, but he’s in a good mood.”

Part of Woods’ positive attitude is due to his time with the kids, the first insider told PEOPLE.

“[Tiger and Elin] work well to make sure kids have as much access to it as they want, ”the insider said. “Children can go to mom or dad when they want. And there is very little jealousy over who spends what time with the kids. “

Ultimately, the Los Angeles County Sheriff found that speed was the main cause of Woods’ single-car rollover accident, but that there was “no sign of depreciation” and that the professional golfer would not be cited for the accident.

After the Sheriff’s announcement, Woods released a statement saying he would “continue to focus on my recovery and my family, and would thank everyone for the overwhelming support and encouragement I have received throughout this. very difficult period “.

A Ride With Tiger: Celebrity Play Lessons broadcast Tuesdays on Golf Digest until August 10.

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