Woods also conducted an interview with The Golf Channel, answering questions on camera for the first time since his early morning car crash last November and the sex scandal that cost him sponsors and fans.
Woods once again provided few details about the crash, his marriage or much of his private life.
"A lot has transpired in my life. A lot of ugly things have happened. ... I've done some pretty bad things in my life," Woods told ESPN.
He plans to end more than four months of seclusion and play at Augusta National, one of the most tightly controlled environments in golf.