Tiger Woods likens marriage break-up to father`s death

Updated: Jul 08, 2010, 08:50 AM IST

London: Golfer Tiger Woods has likened his marriage break-up with the pain he suffered after the death of his father.

"There are times in one`s life when things get put into perspective. One being when my father passed and another what I`ve been going through lately," thesun.co.uk quoted Woods as saying.

His father and mentor, Earl, died of cancer, aged 74, in 2006. However, Woods is struggling to save his marriage with Elin Nordegren after his alleged infidelities were exposed.

Refusing to comment directly on the split, he said: "Everything is working out."

Reports also suggest that Woods is close to sealing a USD 100 million divorce settlement with his estranged wife.