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Tiger Woods Admits Affairs During Public Apology

Tiger Woods Admits Affairs During Public Apology

Tiger Woods spoke out about his infidelity and apologized to his family, friends, fans and business partners.

Here are some highlights from Tiger‘s speech:

  • Elin never hit me that night or any other night. There has never been an episode of domestic violence in our marriage, ever.
  • Elin deserves praise, not blame. The issue here was my repeated, irresponsible behavior. I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did was not acceptable, but I am the only person to blame.
  • I stopped living by the core values that i was taught to believe in. I knew my actions were wrong, but I convinced myself that normal rules didn’t apply…instead I only thought about myself.
  • I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to, deserve to enjoy all the temptations around me. I thought I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame, i didn’t have to go far to find them. I was wrong; I was foolish. I don’t get to play by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me. I brought this shame on myself. I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife’s family, my friends, my foundation and kids all around the world who admired me.”
  • Despite the damage I have done, I still believe it is right to shield my family from the public spotlight. I always tried to maintain a private space from my sponsors. When my children were born, we only released photographs so the paparazzi could not chase them. They staked out my wife and they pursued my mom. Whatever my wrongdoings, for the sake of my family, please leave my wife and my kids alone.
  • As I move forward, I will continue to receive help. Starting tomorrow, I will leave for more treatment and more therapy.
  • I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don’t know when that will be. When I do return, I need to make my behavior more respectful of the game.
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    • Nicole

      His speech had pros and cons. But I don’t understand why he is apologizing to us. He didn’t cheat on me. Apologize to your wife hun.

    • zzzz

      Hmmmm…let’s see how long the therapy works.

    • rachel

      I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to, deserve to enjoy all the temptations around me. I thought I was entitled.

      There it is! I hope he not only says the words, but believes them as well. After marriage, you aren’t entitled.

    • my opinion

      He was as he always is- controlled, narcissitic, entitled and thinking that he is “above the rest”.

      This was all a plan for his re-emergence into professional golf- nothing more, nothing less. This was an appeasement first to his sponsors, then the trickle down affect- his business associates, handlers, fellow golfers, and at the bottom rung- the fans.

      No emotion from him what-so-ever.

      I feel bad for his wife and children if she does decide to work things out with him- he may play the “I’m changing game” for awhile, but then it will all be back to what Tiger “wants” – Tiger “gets”.

      Poorly executed in my opinion,

    • patty

      A great and humble apology. No punches pulled. No spinning.

      I really like the way that he cleared the air on behalf of his wife.

      Some of you sound really bitter, mean and hateful. It’s worrisome for the future of our country, that there are so many of you on various websites and message boards.

      I miss the old days. You know “polite soceity”. Now it seems that about a third of us have the same inner sensibility of a Broadway critic–but of course sans the talent.

    • http://www.d0uble-faces.com hibiscus jaune

      Wow the transcript came out fast. I wonder what TMZ thinks about it now.
      I still think it’s ridiculous that he has to apologize for the way he deals with private matter. I know it’s the reality of showbiz but I still strongly disagree…

    • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

      ..tiger has more balls than jared does. he would have never deleted a whole thread. ahahahahaha..
      ~
      ..tiger didn’t do a single thing every man doesn’t do, his dumb as just got caught (like most guys). ahahahahahah. he should of never married that biish. he could have continued to date her (fcuk her) and banged every other chick on the side.

    • anon

      What was funny was directly after the statement, attorney Gloria Alred gave her own press conference where she is representing her second Tiger Woods mistress. The one who is the p o r ni actress She wanted an apology to her client and was pissed he didn’t apologize to the women.. lmao! Dream on Gloria.

    • Lexxi

      Insincere and showed him to be exactly what he is and what he always will be: An ENTITLED NARCISSIST!

      He said what had to be said to re-position himself professionally.

      He thinks of himself as some kind of semi-”God” due to his talent, wealth & fame.

      If he isn’t proof enough of what excessive wealth & fame can do to a person’s psyche, I don’t know who or what is.

    • http://rantsthoughtsmerde.com NativeNYker

      Word is the Woods has a big uncut penis! And that there are pics taken by one of his many skanks….

      xo
      Rants, Thoughts & Merde
      http://rantsthoughtsmerde.com/2010/02/19/johnny-weir-robbed-at-vancouver-olympics/

    • Nicole

      He is a spoiled narcissistic brat! He should appologize to his wife. He’s a sex addict and like any addict will require years of rehabilition. I am relieved he didn’t make a BIGGER ass than he already has by announcing his return to golf today. Because that would have been a mistake. Less than a month at a sex rehabilition facility….so at least there’s that. He’s gross, he’s cheap, he’s classless. NOT AN AMERICAN HERO!

    • Ms Anonymous
    • sillyme

      Pretty good “performance.” He’s saying what he has to do to get his career back on track. For all of you who believe him, how do you know he’s telling the truth? After all, before all of this happened, you all probably believed that he was a good family man, too.

      And, to those of you who say he should apologize to his wife, I’m sure he’s apologized to her privately. He doesn’t need to apologize to her publicly.

      Finally, what exactly is rehab going to do? Once a cheater, always a cheater. A rehab for guys who cheat on their wives? 90% of married men should be there.

    • bet

      He apologize becuase the media make it, as if he is the only human in earth who did this thing. This suppose to be between his wife and him. It should not be a media circuis like this. I feel sorry to be black and make it in the world. if you do what exactly the other do ,then every littel thing you accomplish washed out compeletly. if the world see the same way to every , We be a perfect society. shame.

    • GET MORE BY STAYING AWAY

      JUST THINK IF HEATH LEDGER DID THE SAME THING AND WENT
      TO REHAB HE WOULD STILL BE ALIVE TODAY.. AND ADMITTED TO
      THE PUBLIC THAT HE HAD A ADDICTION TO BOOZE AND DRUGS.
      Instead his daughter will never know him but as a loser drug addict
      or overdosed….So go ahead and make fun of Tiger …Well Gloria
      why would he say he is sorry.. to his whores who he paid for their
      services as if the second didn’t know that she was not the only one..

    • Cherie

      Such a joke. This jerk doesn’t deserve the time of day. This whole press conference was a staged, controlled mess. This isn’t going to help him at all.

    • Al

      Where are those loose careless women hunting after Tiger day in and day out? They are the ones I need to hear apology from.

    • dave

      Tiger is a bitch.
      Bitch always be a bitch

    • Joanne

      i’m glad he admitted those things. poor elin and kids. they didn’t deserve this

    • doodle

      I agree with whoever said that he didn’t owe us anything and didn’t have to apologize to the public. He’s only doing this to clear his image and reacquire his sponsorship where he’s raking a quite of $$$, Too late Tiger. You may play golf again, but your image is tarnished and you’ll always be the infamous cheater w/ 13 mistresses.

    • marko

      he seems to be very intelligent. i has recognized his mistakes want to work hart now to make it better. for that i have a lot of respect for im!

    • marko

      He seems to be very intelligent. he has recognized his bad behaviour and now he wants to work hard to make it better. he seems to know what he has to do now. I have a lot of respect for him! wish him the best

    • poppi

      You know what? I am over this. It was a three ring circus. I think he said everything that needed to be said. He could spend the rest of his life apologizing and it wouldn’t be enough for some people. I think it is time for EVERYONE to crawl out from under Tiger’s bed now and move on. This is between him and his wife now. It has moved out of the public eye. Period. Let him do his rehab, and try to rebuild his personal relationships with the people in his life he has harmed.
      Tiger has a long productive life ahead of him. The only people who want to keep this issue alive are the ones who want to make some money off of it. So they will milk it.

    • berat

      well……. all people has that false picture of him since that scandal and now he has to work on his image and has to show the public that he really want to change himself. I understand him for that public apology!

    • HH

      Whatevs. Once the stuff is out of the cow its hard to put it back in. There isn’t much he can do or say to change my opinion of him.

    • dobby

      Insincere. What an as*hat. Shut your piehole!

    • guinness

      anyone want to pickett the next idiot to mess up? this author was too easy on “the tiger”!! Elin should write a book.

      http://www.suntimes.com/news/roeper/2058697,tiger-woods-apology-nothing-else-roeper-021910.article

    • British Latin American

      I just realised today how fug he is. Poor beautiful, elegant Elin. She could have had a hot Swedish boy.

    • Who Cares

      Looked fake !!! He had to do it …. he did it…
      I like what he said about his wife… that no words will be enough,but his further actions.. Who cares if he slept with whores or no whores… its his choice…star or no star…he thought he can do it…he did it…too bad he is a big name nd this came out on public…
      Was all this for a reason….. we will never know… does it sux for his family….probably it does…is he still the best golfer of all times…yes he is… proved to be human with problems… problems coming with money nd fame…
      nd i still wonder WHY this is such a big deal???? whats done its done…

    • n.o.l.a

      He didn’t have to do this but I LOVE how much attention the whole event commanded. GO TIGER!! Love you as a golfer and people have feet of clay which is why I have no idols. I hope he can work things out with his wife but if not….it’s between them. 14 majors down….5 more to go to the record that I doubt will be touched for decades. I hope he comes back and has a grand slam. FCUK the haters! BUT, I truly hope he will learn and grow from this.

    • n.o.l.a

      He didn’t have to do this but I LOVE how much attention the whole event commanded. GO TIGER!! Love you as a golfer and people have feet of clay which is why I have no idols. I hope he can work things out with his wife but if not….it’s between them. 14 majors down….5 more to go to the record that I doubt will be touched for decades. I hope he comes back and has a grand slam. FCUK the haters! BUT, I truly hope he will learn and grow from this.

    • bet

      Brtitsh latin American

      If she was marrried to hot swedish boy, and cheated on her, it will not be circus like this. They both will deal with it privalty, or the Swedish hot man probably run away with the H o he was f@cking anyways. Does’nt matter, I know most black women does not like men like Tiger wood, becuase some of the atheltic obessed with white women, but does that matter it personal choice. as long as his and her choice , it is no one businuss. I am sure most perecentage celebrities with money and fame, they are arrogant, i am sure he is like most of them, but uleast this man force to applogize as human , we need to give him space.

    • shoes4life

      Personally, I feel Tiger owes no one but his wife and family an apology. However, since the media made his marriage their December “hot topic” and brought speculation and his possible mistresses to light, he has been pretty much forced to do so. I think he is doing this to get the tabs to leave his wife alone. The cat calling from the paps is horrible and degrading and she does not deserve such treatment.

      Now you got stupid Allred demanding an apology for the wh@re$!?
      Please, they’re lucky Elin don’t sue their dirty asses for the breakdown of her marriage for intentionally engaging in an affair with a married man. So Allred and her tramps need to f#%k off!!

      I hope Tiger continues seeking help, work on his marriage in private and I look forward to his return to golf when he is ready.

    • Jeff

      Who is he kidding?

    • http://google toni

      He didn’t say he want to go back to Elin, is his divorced permanent official now?

    • mel

      Cheating once can be forgiven but when you have as many mistress as a golf course holes, it is not cheating anymore it is an illness. The man is sick. Seriously for all the people that say that he deserve a second chance…Would you give him a second one if it was you that would have been cheated on.
      The guy is rich and he just said it, rich people really do think that the rules does not apply to them. Being rich and having power is a privilege. They should be society examples.
      His image is forever tarnished what he needs to do next is simply do his best.

    • justme

      If Tiger does not change, maybe Elin will do some “Lorena Bobbit” on him. That will surely change him for good. But, maybe he will get a prosthesis. Is there one? Just asking.

    • Pinkrose

      His speech had pros and cons. But I don’t understand why he is apologizing to us. He didn’t cheat on me. Apologize to your wife hun

      XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

      He wasnt apologizing to you, per se.. He was primarily speaking to the people in the room and the fans who believe(ed) in him, parents who used him as a role model for their children, sponsors, people who work for him, his peers and die hard fans. If you don’t belong to any of the groups he mentioned, then you don’t need to sweat it..

    • justsaying

      I am a long time member of a 12 step recovery program. I listened carefully to Tiger’s apology for signs of his own recovery. I THINK HE IS ON A HEALING PATH. Kudos to him for prioritizing overcoming the obstacle of his sex addiction and repairing his marriage!!!

    • bet

      Mel

      On the wife side cheating with one or many is disrespectfull. It not the number that count, it the disrespect of the marriage and trust that count. He admite he has illness, he want to make it, because you guys want him to say sorry to you not to his wife. let’s move on. Personality i would not give any man who cheated with one or many, but It her owen decision.

    • patty

      His conference was perfect. He revealed more than he had to. He humbled himself. And I don’t blame him one bit for not taking questions.

      For many of us, Tiger is important because he wins in the name of America. Not as an Asian American. Or an African American. But, as an American.

      The only point that is a tad critical that is worth making is the following.
      Tilda Woods—I know that you are offended, disappointed and saddened by your son’s actions. But, your facial expressions were a little over the top. It’s not like he lost the family multi-generation farm. Or bet away the children’s college funds. The person that he hurt the most are his wife and his children. And he’s trying to make amends.
      Show a little more support, would you.

    • http://seriouslytoo.com happy girl

      crazy!!! i believe once a man cheats, he will always cheat. i don’t think he needed a public apology cause it is his business. but never liked tiger. although, he did give 3 million to haiti so we have to respect him for that. and what do women see in him? he is not cute.

    • http://annonymous@yahoo.com alicia a

      Those slu__y skanks need to be apologizing to his wife and kids for sleeping with Elin’s husband.. those stupid skanks knew that he was married and i dont care if this p.o.r.n. s.l.u.t. says he pursued her, she could have said no!! Thise golddigging skanks were after the money.. saving text messages and showing them to the public.. what a bunch of losers and i tell you what even after this mess blows over… there will be other blonde bimbo skanks to take their place!!

    • http://annonymous@yahoo.com alicia a

      If his wife is still with him and takes him back (which i knew she wasnt going anywhere either) then everybody else should STFU!! move on with your life, leave the man alone,!!

    • Craig

      I am deeply sadden that Tiger gave any of us an apology. HE OWES US NOTHING. Its between him and his wife. TIGER MAN YOU OWE US NOTHING. Thanks anyway for the apology but we love you and arent even thinking of your sexcapes due to the fact that every man in america cheats or majority cheat with men women and so forth some even more than you. So dont bother apolgizing. DONT GIVE THESE GOONS PLEASURE IN SEEING IT ANYMORE. DONE, ENJOY YOUR BILLIONS AND COME BACK TO GOLF which is all we care about.

      Your bud hpl.

    • http://jj.com LYNN

      He pulled no punches. He put it all out there. I realize that all this is a private matter between he and his wife. The ball is in her court now. I think he is prepared for whatever happens now. This man is still very young and we all know men mature slower than women. I believe him and I know he is going to be a better man from now. I think he is blaming only himself. Tiger I believe you. Your kids are very young and they do not understand any of this, but I know this is going to make you an even greater father to your little girl and son. May god bless you, and good luck

    • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

      this whole thing was unnecessary. in golf tigers the best there is, the best there was, and the best there’s every going to be. so…. he’ll continue to win, and make MILLIONS. nothing will change. we live in a forgiving world. people might hate you today but tomorrow they’ll forget all about whatever it is you did. ahahahahahahhaha..

    • lj

      He’s arrogant and feels entitled. If he had one affair or two it would be one thing, but when you get to over 14 you can’t excuse it and win back public opinion. I never liked him and I don’t think golf is hardest sport. Plus, the women in the audience looked planted except for this mother.
      Those people are just kiss ups. He looked fake, he talked in clipped speech.

    • msblknasty1

      what efva tiger … 15 raw pussies …your not done … he sorry he got caught…go back under that rock ….. where is your ring you lyin bastard …. lol

    • trish

      boohoo, who cares!!