Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods expressed sadness over the completion of his divorce and said the whole process was tougher than he let on but taught him a lot.

"I wish her the best in everything. You know, it's a sad time in our lives. And we're looking forward to ... how we can help our kids the best way we possibly can. And that's the most important thing," Woods, 33, said at a news conference Wednesday.

Woods' comments followed those from ex-wife Elin Nordegren saying that she feels stronger than ever following their split.

Elin Nordegren: I feel stronger than I ever have

Woods confessed to cheating on his wife in December, one month after his highly publicized car accident. They were married for five years and have two young children.

"My actions certainly led us to this decision. And I've certainly made a lot of errors in my life and that's something I'm going to have to live with."

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren divorce

Woods — whose participation in a tournament typically meant a TV ratings boost — said the divorce process that was finalized Monday "was a lot more difficult" than he let on, but also said the experience taught him a lot about himself and how he could become a better person.

"I think it's just more sadness. Because I don't think you ever -- you don't ever go into a marriage looking to get divorced," he said. "That's the thing. That's why it is sad."

Woods, who has generally struggled since returning to the game, is scheduled to play in The Barclays tournament in Paramus, N.J., starting Thursday.