Reaction Mixed After Woods Announces He's Taking A Break From Golf

The PGA Tour is expressing support for Tiger Woods' decision to take an "indefinite break from professional golf."

Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem says Woods is putting his priorities "where they need to be."

Woods' sponsors are somewhat mixed. Nike calls him "one of the greatest athletes of his era" and says it looks forward to his return to the game.

But Accenture has removed an image of Woods from the home page of its Web site, while AT&T says it is "evaluating" its relationship with Woods.

As for other golfers, Craig Parry is unsympathetic. At the Australian PGA Championship, Parry says what Woods did "was totally wrong" and "he's got no one to blame except himself."

John Daly says he hopes Woods returns soon.

Daly is going through a third divorce. He says: "They always say there is no one bigger in golf than the game itself. But Tiger is."

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The PGA Tour says it supports Tiger Woods' decision to take an indefinite leave from golf.

In a statement posted on his Web site, Woods wrote that after "much soul searching" he decided on the break to focus his attention on "being a better husband, father, and person."

In the statement, Woods for the first time used the word "infidelity" since a car accident unleashed allegations of numerous extramarital affairs.

Woods and his wife, Elin, have been married five years and have a 2-year-old daughter and 10-month-old son.

One of Woods' favorite playing partners also said it was the right thing to do. Steve Stricker says the tour will miss Woods, but that "Golf will always be there."


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