Tiger Woods Press Conference: Subdued Golfer Apologizes, Dodges Questions at The Masters

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Set to tee it up this week for the first time since his shocking sex scandal, Tiger Woods fielded questions at a press conference at The Masters moments ago.

The embattled golfer refused to say why he entered rehab but stressed that he is not addicted to prescription drugs and apologized to fellow players and fans.

"I know that the players have been bombarded by questions ... and the public as well," Woods began. "A lot has happened in my life the past five months."

While seemingly sincere and more relaxed than in his initial apology statement in February, Woods dodged specific questions of his now-infamous car crash.

"I had a busted up lip and a pretty sore neck. That was it," Woods said, insisting that following the accident, he did everything "to the letter of the law."

Woods was asked numerous questions about Dr. Anthony Galea, HGH, and using Vicodin and Ambien; only one alluding to Joslyn James text messages.

He also confirmed that Elin Woods will not attend the tournament this week. Some excerpted lines from Tiger Woods' press conference today below ...

"The times have changed." - Tiger Woods

One of the hardest parts of coming back: "The constant harassment to my family. My wife and kids being photographed everywhere they go, being badgered. It's tough ... difficult on them, because it makes it tough for us to heal."

On dominating golf while leading a double life: "Winning golf tournaments throughout all of this has been irrelevant compared to the pain that I've caused to my family, my kids ... I'm going to have to explain all this to them."

On whether he left too many loose ends - text messages and such - and whether there was a part of him that actually wanted to get caught: "I don't know."

On the weight lifted from him: "I'm no longer living a lie."

On his new mentality: "In order to help people you have to first learn to help yourself ... I take full responsibility for what I've done. I don't take that lightly."

On pursuing Jack Nicklaus' record 18 major golf championships (Tiger currently has 14): "It's not about winning championships, it's about how you live your life ... I have not done that the right way for a while. I can be a better man going forward."

Tiger Woods' press conference was totally ...

 

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Tiger has of course addressed his cheating scandal before, but reporters weren’t allowed to ask any questions last time. His interview with the with the Golfing Channel and ESPN back on March 21st, was just five minutes and the questions were discussed in advanced. But not this time! - http://moviebog.com/77/tiger-w... check this i luv it!

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GO TIGER THAT GREEN JACKET IS YOURS. YOU ARE THE BEST GOLFER IN THE WORLD. GO SHOW THEM YOU ARE STILL THE BEST GOLFER.
REAL GOLF FANS LOVE YOU AND WILL SUPPORT YOU!!!!!!!!!

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TIGER IS THE BEST GOLFER THERE EVER WAS.. OR MAY EVER BE..HE IS A MAN AND A FATHER AND A HUSBAND.... THAT IS APART FROM HIS GOLFIHG.... I AGREE HE WAS STEPPING OUT OF LINE WITH HIS UNFAITHFULLNESS BUT.. I WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH TIGER AND WATCH HIS CHILDREN GROW WITH AWE .. THEY ARE SO CUTE AND I FEEL THEY WILL BE VERY TALENTED.. AND ELIN SHINES .. SHE IS A CLASS ACT....WATCHING HER AND TIGER .. THEY LOOK LIKE SOLE MATES MY BLESSINGS GO OUT TO THE WHOLE FAMILY.. THIS IS STRAIGHT FROM MY HEART... GOOD LUCK AT THE MASTERS TOO TIGER HUGS TO YOU ALL

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You can't complain about anything . . . he didn't refuse any of your questions . . . why? You weren't invited . . . why? It's about your behavior. Get it?

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They should have sold popcorn and balloons, it was a circus.

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its true, the media should stop bombarding them. They need to heal and leave the man alone. He needs to win his family completely. Let him work on the golf course and let him heal as well with Elin. They deserve to have a second chance. God bless Tiger and ELin. At least its proven that one enews saying ELin is going to Sweden for holiday is false again Crappy media whores saying tabliod gossip!

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IT'S NONE OF OUR BIZ!
LEAVE HIM ALONE!
TEAM TIGER!

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What kind of annoys me is that he's apologizing for all the wrong reasons, if he'd say "I'm sorry for acting all monoamorous and keeping a charade going when I felt otherwise and wanted to date multiple people" then I'd really have no problem with this. It's easy to forgive the guy, as there's a lot of pressure on athletes in a lot of sports to live a certain way when it should really be 100% about the game. That's what got them famous and recognized and it's shitty to me that they can't earn endorsements simply because companies are afraid of getting their soda pops boycotted by fundamentalists.

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I saw the same arrogance. The entire coverage reeked of PR spin. It's almost schizo....the Master's Pomp and hype of Character, and the Master's moneymaker.

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I have watched the entire press conference. He did a good job and most interviewees of Golf Channel compliment Tiger for a step in the right direction as well as being natural to the press.

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