King of Swing Tiger Woods didn’t want to go to sex rehab but did so as a desperate attempt to save his marriage.

As The ENQUIRER previously reported his wife Elin Nordegren visited the potent putter at the Mississippi sex clinic, a source says that Tiger was hoping her anger over his serial cheating would die down so they could discuss it rationally in the wake of his exposure and "accident".

With the never-ending tsunami of self confessed lovers and  Tiger’s desire to play golf and return to the public eye, spin doctors and lawyers began attempting to salvage his tainted public rep after his admission of infidelity.

Since first showing up in the clinic Tiger soon discovered enforced the celibacy contract (including no-self-love) isn’t the problem but not being allowed to play golf.

As his father taught him, the way to cut away life’s problems was to slice away at the dimpled ball until all troubles faded into the calm green of simplicity.  Without his panacea, Tiger is said to be distressed.

Meanwhile, it’s been reported that Nordegren crashed at the pad of another depressed jock while visiting hubby – the palatial home of Minnesota Viking QB Brett Favre who blew his team’s chance to go to the Super Bowl.

Maybe he was distracted by the Swedish bombshell’s presence.