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Tiger Woods Releases Apology Letter

Tiger Woods Releases Apology Letter

Tiger Woods just issued a statement on his official website. Check out the full apology letter from the 33-year-old professional golfer:

“I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.

“Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means. For the last week, my family and I have been hounded to expose intimate details of our personal lives. The stories in particular that physical violence played any role in the car accident were utterly false and malicious. [My wife] Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect.

“But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don’t share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one’s own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions.

“Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it’s difficult.

“I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Tiger’s apology?

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  • Rita

    Well, no one’s perfect. He’s rich, talented, professional.. what did we expect?

  • Katy

    I feel sorry for his wife and kids. He’s not the first and he certainly won’t be the last.

  • Oliver48

    SCUM…just another jackass

  • just me

    And we need to know about his private life because……??????

    Who the -uck cares???????

  • runnergirl

    I don’t know how she stays in the same house with him.

  • oops

    This time Tiger gets caught ,next time Brad Pitt

  • julie

    Obviously everyone knows he’s cheating? I dunno, I’m asking cause people are accusing. What I don’t understand is, if he wants it to be private, don’t apologize publicly. No point. If you’re apologizing to the public, let them KNOW what you’re apologizing for. Whatever, I say.


    He’s a idiot who seems to think he can do anything because he’s “Tiger Woods”. SHAME ON YOU TIGER. I hope your wife does leave you and then maybe you’ll really appreciate what a beautiful family you did have.

  • Clair

    Well I hope his wife realizes ….ONCE A CHEATER ALWAYS A CHEATER. He ain’t gonna change his spots he’ll just get better at hiding them.

  • Katelyn

    He maybe he can join Jon Gosselin in the Divorced Dads Swingers Club now?

  • opal26

    What the heck is he talking about? Is this some sort of roundabout admission? Or just a bogey? Ha ha – sorry, I couldn’t resist the lame golf humor.

    If he did cheat on that gorgeous wife of his, WOW! Another bites the dust – or turf, as they might say in the golf world.

  • Katelyn

    Good grief. They say he was cheating even before his first child was born. What a scumbag Tiger is!!!
    Not SO SQUEEKY CLEAN now are you? We can see your filth.

  • well

    Well it seems like he’s got quite the harem. So many women while married and when he wasn’t, how do you think he got Elin? Oh well..whatever….

  • dani

    He doesn’t owe us or anyone else an apology–with the exception of his family. Just because he cheats doesn’t meant the world needs all the details. He was stupid tho to pick women that immediately ran out and sold their story to everyone under the sun. If people are going to cheat, then at least have the smarts to choose a person who won’t sell you out at the first sign of a dollar. Better for you; definitely better for your family.

  • Alexa

    @julie: Exactly! Don’t make a public statement if you want it to remain private. Let people speculate all they want but don’t encourage it!

  • anon

    Since this accident, there have been many holes in this story and his statement the other day was cryptic but understandable to many who can read between the lines. Now this statement. A sly way of saying yeah, I cheated.

  • zzzz

    So, he’s admitted that the incident was related to marital problems but he still won’t own up to hopw his face got cut up? I guess he doesn’t want to get his wife in trouble.

  • observer

    I don’t CARE!!! Your personal life is NONE of my business. No one is PERFECT! Just PLAY GOLF AND WIN MORE CHAMPIONSHIPS! That’s ALL I CARE ! (on a side note, get marriage counseling or go back to ZEN meditation get your balance back.

  • lol

    He apologized because the tabs have him on the cover. Normally being on the lying tabs all the time (like Brangelina or TomKat), nobody gives a rat’s you know what. It’s every freaking week but when there’s someone NEW and NEVER before seen EVERYONE notices and pays attention lol

  • Still a fan

    No surprise here, we always knew Tiger could always put in the hole

  • Milo

    At Popsugar they have the voice message from him.,0#comment-6554837

    I really hope his wife dumps this scumbag.

  • lol

    Now the paprazzi chase is on to see who will get the first pic of Tiger whenever he leaves his house

  • ?


    I thought the vows were for better or for worse? Doesn’t this qualify as worse?

  • Kelly

    His apology totally sucked in my opinion. He doesn’t mean it. He’s too arogant to really apologize. He’ll apologize to his wife, when she calms down he will continue cheating.

    His wife should take the kids and take him to the cleaners while he’s still worth something.

    I predict his career will go straight downhill now.

  • sarah


  • carrie

    why excuses he publicly? it’s a private trouble between him and his wife?



  • Mike Loman

    Somehow this was caused by Arod and Spitzer’s girls

  • Beep

    What professional athletes haven’t cheated on their wives? Kobe, A-Rod, Jordan etc… I’m sure he has a prenup, so his wife should just take her cut and kick him to the curve while she’s still young. If he cheated on her once, he’ll do it again.

  • Ronda

    Well since that voicemail recording surfaced with Tiger asking the Woman to erase his name from her phone because his wife was going through his phone and found her number….that pretty much sealed the deal. He almost had to make some sort of statement to acknowledge there’s trouble in paradise.

    I still say though that Tiger and Elin should deal with their marital problems with as much privacy as they can given that he’s such a public figure.

  • fresh

    Id be leaving and taking the kids and half his money with me.

  • RD

    Have you seen how ugly and unattractive the women he has been nailing?
    He’s got a classy, beautiful woman at home and he goes after older, trashier and really ugly women who would sell him and their “PRIVATE” moments in a second.
    Why would anyone who has such a gorgeous woman at home, even try to hook up with women so ugly?

  • RD

    Hey Tiger, if you wanted to keep things private, you picked the wrong women to cheat with.
    You were the one who exposed yourself to these trashy women- and they were the one who ran to the press to make a quick buck.
    You had a classy, private woman at home, but YOU CHOSE these additional women- and they sold your privacy.

  • Valerie

    Screwing around while your wife is pregnant is unbelievable to me. Who does Tiger think he is,…Eddie Cibrian.

  • LuckyL

    Aww, but we all know it’s the wife.

  • danielle

    Probably close to 90-95 percent of the Hollywood stars, actors, celebutards, and sports celebs CHEAT. Most sports wives know this full well and if they don’t they find out real soon.
    So all of you calling for divorce–ask yourselves with all the prominent cheating that goes on with the sports groupies–how could his wife NOT know he cheated?
    I frequent restaurants where the baseball and football teams in my city frequent–and I can tell you the groupies know it and they are there and many a married sports person has left with one. Married or not.
    If you all think these folks marry and don’t cheat than you are incredibly naive.

  • Jason

    Tiger, like every man and woman, has to look in the mirror and finally decide what marriage is. He has to put away the golf clubs, celebrity, endorsements, and everything else that distracts him from becoming fully aware of his character and the bond he has in his marriage. The PGA is littered with great golfers who became “also rans” after a divorce. We men tend not to understand what a divorce does to ones soul until its to late. If Tiger gets a divorce, he will probably never win another major tournament. It’s “face the mirror” time Tiger and not to save your career, money, or fame. It’s “face the mirror” time to save what is really important in life. Save your family, save your marriage, save yourself as a man worthy of your talents. ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH????!!!!!!!

  • carol

    I think it is absurd that Tiger Woods should have to offer any explaination or apology to the public. He is a celebrity – NOT a political figure or elected offical who would be definition owe the public honesty & intgrity in all they do.

    This appears to be a private matter that does not affect the general public in any way & as such I think the press & tabloids that have pressed this issue are WAY out of line. I wonder if any of these same people; TMZ, & news outlets would be forthcoming with their personal issues to the public.

    This Matter has not affected me personally & I doubt that it has affected most other people. I offer my hopes & wishes that Tiger & his family can work out their personal problems without any futher scrutiny from the media & public. I also want to say that my opinion of Mr. Woods has not changed – he is still one of the greatest atletes of our time & I believe also a good man.

  • Dutchess

    Accountability is everything – I don’t like what he did it is wrong no doubt and I feel terrible for his wife to have to publicly go through this but his statement is well written so kudo to his PR people but in any case it is well written and to the point and he takes full accountability so I give him credit for that. Now he just needs to pray that she stays with him to work it out otherwise he is one broke man……

  • mare

    His wife is beautiful. She can do so much better. He will never change. obviously he has been cheating for a while. Check out the voicemail on us weekly. Can you say busted? Take him for 1/2.
    His poor kids. He cheated on his wife and his kids.

  • Rimi

    Tiger will continue to dominate the sport of golf – he is a professional in that arena, no doubt about it. Unfortunately, he’s experiencing some personal failings that should be left to the Woods family to work out, not played out in the media. I personally will continue to watch him and feel that he will overcome this. I hope the best for his wife and kids.

  • boo

    i hate this story!! all those pga guys cheat but he’s dumb enough to get caught. in the future tiger, marry a woman who has a career & personality, not a dumb nanny. she was only after your money in the first place and now she will get it all cuz u messed up with cheap women (who would never have given you a second look if you weren’t rich).

  • wm

    To Carol #39: You said it perfectly and I agree with you 100%!

  • Ali

    appropriate, mature, intelligent and boundaried. bravo for him and his family. why is it anyone’s business? the hooker should also be ashamed.

  • mattchew

    I’d be more impressed if he apologized for the hundreds of millions of dollars he’s made off of the gross exploitation of human beings. But, that’s just me.

  • Bitchin’

    His wife owns him now., He’s going to try his best for her not to divorce him. He is the richest athlete in the world and is on his way to being a billionaire. he has a lot to lose and I don’t feel sorry for him. She better get tested for STDS. He cheated with some chick who’s boyfriend was on VH1s Tool Academy. That dude slept around on her so no telling what he may have.

  • Lele

    He’s only sorry because he got caught. He only apologized publicly because his wife is finally making his account for his infidelities and she’s making him suffer. Good for her.
    And #43 yes she was a nanny but she comes from a well off nanny. She is in no way trashy like you’re trying to inply.

  • Lele

    @Lele: I meant to say she comes from a well off family. I think her father is on the radio or something like that.

  • head cover

    Hope he covered his club

  • exxon

    his line is,” Want a Tiger in your tank?”