Tiger Woods Statement: Leaked, Likely Bogus

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A copy of the alleged statement Tiger Woods will deliver Friday at his comeback news conference has been leaked, although its authenticity is highly questionable.

Among its claims? That "things have not worked out" between Woods and wife Elin Nordegren and that they will separate. Another part of Tiger's alleged statement:

"There is no one to blame but me for the mess I have put my wife and family through." After careful deliberation with his spouse, "we have decided to live apart."

Baloney, right? Tiger's reps reportedly say it's not legit, and we believe 'em. Many more things about the so-called Tiger Woods statement don't add up than do.

While Elin Woods' decision on whether to leave Tiger is still up in the air, and we would not be all that surprised if she did, why would Woods get into it here?

Moreover, Woods mentions his custody arrangement and barely talks at all about his return to golf (supposedly at the Masters) in these very brief remarks.

Fishy.

We'll know for sure soon enough at his Friday news conference, but follow the jump to read the full text of Tiger Woods' alleged statement and see if you buy it ...

"Directly to the point there is no one to blame but me for the mess I have put my wife and family through. I accept total and complete responsibility. My wife and I have been trying to work things out but sadly things have not worked out.

Again all the blame is upon me.

We have decided to live apart with me having mutually agreed upon times when I can be with our children. I know the world wants all the details of what transpired in our marriage but that is between my wife and I and will remain that way.

I have to get on my life and that means playing golf again. I have contacted The Masters and have informed them that my plan is to resume The Masters and they have said that they would welcome me with open arms.

For that I am most grateful for I deserve nothing. Finally I want to thank all my fans around the world for standing by me when I let you down horribly. I failed all of you about as badly as a person can. I apologize to everyone of you.

I promise all of you that you will see a new Tiger Woods, a better Tiger Woods and I will not let you down. Now I'd like, by the grace of God and with His help, to get back to what I do best and that is playing golf. See you all at The Masters.

God Bless you all.

Tiger Woods"

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