By peoplestaff225
January 03, 2009 03:00 PM

Charlie Riedel / AP

While there was a point in time when Tiger Woods was the apple of mom Kultida Woods‘ eye, with the birth of Tiger’s 18-month-old daughter Sam Alexis, that time has passed! What’s more, since learning that Tiger and his wife Elin are expecting their second child together, Tiger says he’s only moved farther “down [his mom’s] list.”

The upside of his ongoing recovery from knee surgery has been lots of one-on-one time with Sam, and Tiger said he was looking forward to the holidays for more of the same. “I’m just going to go home and celebrate Christmas with Sam and just kind of hang out at home and then just gradually start building back into the game,” he explains. “It’s going to take a little bit of time, but I’m really looking forward to it.”

Tiger and Elin expect their second child in late February.