The golf superstar's appearance on NBC's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday marked his first late night interview since 2009.
"I want to say thank you for having the courage to come on a late night comedy programme," said Fallon at the beginning of the interview, in reference to the controversy that has surrounded Woods over the past year.
"It must have been a painful and awful situation that you went through, but from a comedian's standpoint - and my monologue writers - thank you for some of the greatest comedy!"
Fallon went on to joke: "You must have heard every golf joke in history! It kind of wrote itself… balls, shafts, holes, foursomes… I just want to say thank you!"
Woods hit the headlines at the end of 2009 when a car crash outside his Florida home led to accusations of infidelity, and eventually a divorce from his wife Elin Nordegren - the mother of his two children - last year.
Woods was on the show to promote his new video game Tiger Woods 12, and also spoke about his Tiger Woods Foundation, which encourages people to attend college and then return to teach the next generation of children.
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