*It’s no secret that Tiger Woods has had a tough time getting his golf game back on track following the sex scandal.

After missing the cut at an April tournament, losing his swing coach in May, suffering a neck injury and possibly paying out a record amount of money in a divorce settlement, Tiger admits it hasn’t been easy for him to focus completely on the sport.

“Outside the ropes there are certainly still distractions. It is what it is,” he said at a news conference Wednesday at the AT&T National in Philadelphia. “I think everyone has had distractions in their lives [but] I think that my life out here on tour is becoming more normalized.”

Admitting he’s made mistakes in the past, Woods says he hopes his young fans can learn that “you’re not always going to go through life perfect. No one does.”

His strategy to getting his life back on track: “When you make a mistake,” he said, “step up to the plate and take ownership of it.”

At the AT&T National, Woods started the second round this morning in a tie for 81st, needing a good round to make the cut in a tournament that benefits his own Tiger Woods Foundation.