Tiger Woods "Deeply Sorry"

Tiger Woods has apologized for having affairs and says he is unsure when he will return to competitive golf.

Woods spoke for more than 13 minutes Friday from the clubhouse at the TPC Sawgrass, home of the PGA Tour. About 40 people were in the room, including his mother. His wife was not obviously present.

Woods said he is solely responsible for his actions and was in treatment for 45 days. He said he will return for more therapy. He also insists there were no instances of domestic abuse in his marriage.

The world's No. 1 golfer had not talked in public since his traffic accident Nov. 27 triggered shocking revelations about Woods' infidelity.

Friday's event was tightly controlled, with only a few journalists allowed to watch Woods live.

Woods was dressed in a suit with an open collar shirt. There were no visible marks on him.

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Tiger Woods is to return to therapy after he speaks publicly for the first time about his infidelity, according to a letter from PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem that was obtained by The Associated Press.

WITN-TV will carry the statement live at 11:00 a.m. You can also see it streamed live here on witn.com.

Finchem's letter to the PGA Tour policy board and other officials explained why Woods chose Friday to make his first public comments, which are to be televised live by all the major networks.

Woods' statement comes during the Match Play Championship, sponsored by Accenture, the first company to drop Woods as a pitchman.

"As we understand it, Tiger's therapy called for a week's break at this time during which he has spent a few days with his children and then will make his statement before returning," Finchem said in a letter Thursday. "Accordingly, there was very little flexibility in the date for the announcement."

Woods is to speak at 11 a.m. EST from the clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass, home of the PGA Tour.

The letter shed no light on whether Woods plans to return to the tour anytime soon.

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  • by S Location: ENC on Feb 24, 2010 at 05:39 AM
    Yes, Tiger is a dog...he got caught...his wife is the one who is owed an apology...hope she gets checked for STDs...if she wants him back,that's her decision...She's the victim here.....As for the lowlife scum he was having affairs with, they are the ones who should be vilified.....how sorry can you get when you get it on with a guy knowing he has a family and could care less about you except for the sex....Low,low,low!!!
  • by One Accord Location: Washington on Feb 23, 2010 at 10:23 AM
    I agree whole-heartedly with OBX. Tiger Woods is/was a professional golfer. Why should he have to apologize to anyone except his wife? He certainly doesn't owe me an apology. John Q. Public(I think that's it) is looking at these athletes, entertainers, etc. as gods. The one and only perfect role model is God.
  • by Desert Eagle .50 Location: Greenville NC on Feb 23, 2010 at 10:00 AM
    Who among us has no fault or sins? If you have none go right ahead and cast the first stone, and let tiger's blood rest comfortably on the soles of your feet. If you do have sins, and are not perfect, be quiet. A man is a man, no matter how great his title, economic or social status, or how many millions of dollars are in his bank account. All great figures (biblical and non-biblical alike) have failed or done something worthy of shame. Oh, I might mention...don't be so naive to think that just because your favorite celeb or politician hasn't had a public blunder, that they won't or aren't doing evil in private. We can only imagine what goes on when these people are out of the public eye, yet they are held to such high expectations. Sure they have a higher level of accountability due to their position and influence, but at the end of the day they are still only HUMAN. We know that tiger screwed up and his punishment is severe, but just how long does this need to drag out?
  • by jamie16 Location: Williamston on Feb 23, 2010 at 08:58 AM
    And we care because...?
  • by OBX Location: OBX on Feb 20, 2010 at 12:02 PM
    It doesn't matter if he does it again. He does not have any reason to appolize to the public. What he does is between he and his family. If he was doping while playing golf then maybe he would need to appolize for that. But Tiger running around on his wife does not involve the public in anyway, shape or form. Get over it. These people are athletes, not role models. You should be your child's role model and forget leaving it to a person who is in it for themselves.
  • by Bon Location: Greenville on Feb 20, 2010 at 08:49 AM
    Just shut up and play golf, robot!!
  • by Anon on Feb 20, 2010 at 05:55 AM
    He will do it again....A dog is a dog!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2010 at 04:13 AM
    Oh, bore me.
  • by Tom Location: Washington on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:50 PM
    He is sorry that he got caught.
  • by Just a Girl Location: Williamston on Feb 19, 2010 at 06:50 PM
    Don't be sorry.....JUST DO IT!!!!!

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