Tiger Woods on New Season, New Life, New Game

Golfer focuses on raising his kids and regaining his dominance on the course.

March 17, 2011— -- It has been a challenging few years for golfer Tiger Woods.

But with a new season, Woods is hoping for a fresh start and a new game.

In a "Good Morning America" exclusive, co-anchor Robin Roberts sat down with Woods to discuss his career, his time with his kids and his quest to find balance in his life.

Since returning to competitive action at last April's Masters, Woods said he wants to reclaim his spot as the No. 1 golfer in the world.

"It's been frustrating, no doubt, because, obviously, I enjoy winning golf tournaments, and I haven't done that in a while ... , " Woods, 35, said. "I know what I'm capable of doing. And I know the shots that I'm hitting at home on the range. ... I know it's in me. I just need to bring it out in a golf tournament."

He has won 14 major championships, four behind legend Jack Nicklaus for the all-time lead.

And it seemed a foregone conclusion not too long ago that Woods would pass Nicklaus. But after a year with no wins, that's now far from certain.

But Woods said he's working on improving his game.

"I'm going to look at the fact that I need to keep progressing," he said. "I need to keep escalating my skills. And that's what I'm doing."

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Spending Time With His Kids

When he's not playing golf, Woods said, he's spending more time with his children, daughter Sam and son Charlie.

"I'm present with my kids," he said. "And that's important, because to be with them each and every time I'm with them, to feel that and be connected to them and to see their joys on their faces, whether it's Sam dancing and creating things and coloring and rearranging furniture and all that stuff."

But Woods said it's not all fun and games as a single father. His divorce from wife Elin Nordegren was finalized in August 2010.

"It's work, there's no doubt," he said. "It's work. It's tough but enjoyable."

Quest for Balance in Life

While golf has been a primary focus for Woods for years, his priorities have shifted, he said.

"Just came back to what's most important, went to family," he said. "And that's as simple as that, family is first. And that's what it was when I was growing up. My family, my mom and dad were always there, and they were always present for me. And that's how I am with my kids now."

As for golf, Woods said, he is concentrating on getting back on the course.

"I've been down this road before, people," he said. "I mean, that's what people don't understand. And I know what I'm working on, I believe what I'm working on, and when it starts getting going, we're going to have some fun."

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