Tiger Woods to Take Indefinite Break From Golf

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Asking for understanding from fans, business partners and PGA Tour players, Tiger Woods says he is stepping away from golf indefinitely to rebuild his life.

In a statement released Friday evening, Woods acknowledged his infidelity for the first time. In brief past comments, he admitted only vague "transgressions."

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The world's top-ranked golfer has not been seen in public since smashing his SUV into a neighbor’s tree in an early morning accident on November 27.

He injured more than his face in that car crash.

A flood of reports linking him to a long list of mistresses have dominated news and demolished the reputation of the planet's most famous, successful athlete.

The text of Tiger's statement, issued on his official site and announcing his decision to take a break from the sport he has revolutionized, appears below:

"I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children ... I want to say again to everyone that I am profoundly sorry and that I ask forgiveness.

It may not be possible to repair the damage I've done, but I will do my best to try.

I would like to ask everyone, including my fans, the good people at my foundation, business partners, the PGA Tour, and my fellow competitors, for understanding.

What's most important now is that my family has the time, privacy, and safe haven we will need for personal healing. After much soul searching, I have decided to take an indefinite break from professional golf.

I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person.

Again, I ask for privacy for my family and I am especially grateful for all those who have offered compassion and concern during this difficult period."

What do you think of Tiger's decision and apology?


I think if he tries to play the "sex addiction/rehab" card it might be a little much but taking some time away from the spotlight is the right move. People are quick to condemn others but also we (generally) are willing to give second chances. Even in a case like this. No one is perfect. I think if Tiger takes time off from golf and faces the music in a couple of no-holds barred interviews he'll come back better than ever on the course and maybe even as a better person to. Life is long, he deserves a chance to make things right. not excusing what he did by any means, but saying there have been worse things, and he can still redeem himself and change for the better.


Tiger is a disgusting pig. Who cares if he can golf. BFD. It's just a game. His real problem is that he's a disgusting excuse for a husband and father -- gross beyond words. You people sticking up for him are pathetic, laughable fools. How exactly will Tiger "take care of him family"? What a joke. You can't believe a word the horny moron says. Tiger is taking care of tiger, period. He left his wife and kids twisting in the wind while he went out nailing everything in a skirt.
If his wife has ANY sense, she's already packing and filing the divorce papers.


Wow let he who is without sin cast the 1st stone. You see now this gets to the problem. Wake up! Your children should not be looking to Tiger or any one else for thier moral guidance. This is your responsibilty! Stop looking for celeberties to do your job. Stop using the morality clause to pry into peoples privacy. professional atheletes and movie stars entertain us. They are doing a job. We do not own them and they are not our children. The guy who was chasing Princess Diana thought he had the right to envade her privacy too. I wonder how you moral people would stand up under close scrutiny, or do you feel only you and your family have the right to privacy?


Oh wow let he who has never sinned throw the 1st stone. We are talking about privacy here. The same privacy you expect for yourselves. This is the problem, Tiger is not suposed to be the one your chldren look up to and learn from, you are. Theese stars are human beings and make mistakes just as we do. Stop looking for dirt and teach your children right from wrong. Pros of all sports and movie stars entertain us, but we do not own them. I guess you thought the guy who chased princess Dianna's car was in the right? He was just protecting your right to know Do not be so quick to pass moral judgement. I guess his wife should leave him now in your opinion and take the kids? You are certainly doing your part with the media to make it so. I wonder how all you highly moral people would stand up under the same scrutiny. I guess in your house there is nothing private or do you claim that privilage soley for yourself?


This is a genetic aberration with his hormones working overtime. Give the guy a break. He fucks every willing white female that moves cos he can afford it. I envy him.


Nice going douchebags now you've lost the greatest golfer ever.


docdavis13, I don't think that these guys will be satisfied until Tiger is charged under the Mann Act or lynched or something.


My God what a shame. Yes the press and a bunch of busy boddies has forced Tiger to retire and confess things in public that were between him and his family. The world press should be so proud of it selt. Not!!! What have you busy boddies accomplished? The number # 1 golfer in the world will no longer be playing golf. The monies he generated will no longer be there. The game has lost its # 1 cash cow. Let us see who really needed who. Way to go Tiger Woods. Take care of your family. This sport, the press and all those blood thirsty so called golf fans do not deserve you.


You need to get over this and get back to what you do best-posting retarded ad hominen jealous rants about Miley Cyrus!


well tiger woods owned up and is doing something bout it, he really loves his wife enough to stop golf till he sorts his marriage out, that shows alot of balls and shows how much he really wants to be married to elin, unlike some divorced famous sportsmen..good example NY yankees alex rodreguez gave up absolutely nothing to try mend his marriage with cynthia not even trying to stay together for the sake of there 2 kids & cynthia still stuck up for him when everybody wanted to condemn him. hes a coward and rat bag. good luck tiger & elin.


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