Tiger Woods finally emerged from seclusion and apologized to family, friends, fans and business associates Friday in an emotional, 13-minute, prepared statement.
Saying he is deeply sorry for his actions and letting down pretty much the whole world, the golf legend began the long process of rebuilding his shattered image.
When and if he accomplishes that goal remains to be seen, but he is pulling out all the stops right now. Today, his young daughter's school got a special apology.
Tiger and Elin Nordegren Woods have issued a letter of apology to the parents at the Florida school where their 2-year-old Sam Alexis Woods attends day care.
Can Tiger claw his way back to respectability?
In the letter, Tiger says he's sorry but again blames the paparazzi as much as himself for creating an "inconvenience" around Premier Academy in Windermere.
It's not likely to move anyone to tears (like this guy) as his mea culpa did last week, but at least Woods realizes the wide-ranging consequences of his actions.
Follow the jump for the full text of the letter ...Dear Premier Academy parents,
We would like to share our appreciation for your support over the past several months and offer our personal apology for any inconvenience you are experiencing due to the increased media scrutiny surrounding our children. We truly understand how frustrating it can be.
We hope that the paparazzi will find something better to do with their time in the near future. In the meantime, it is our goal to keep life as normal as possible for our children. We are sure that as parents you can appreciate that. For Sam, that normalcy means attending the school that she enjoys so much.
Again, we truly appreciate the support from the entire Premier Academy family.
Elin and Tiger Woods
If nothing else, Woods is doing what he can to repair the damage in his personal life first. What do you think of Tiger's apology (the public one)?