Tiger Woods Quits Golf
Tiger Woods has posted a statement on his website, apologizing for his infidelity, asking for forgiveness, and saying he is quitting golf...indefinitely.
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 want to 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 their 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.
In the past couple of weeks that have seen a plethora of women coming forward with claims of affairs with Tiger, the golfer retreated, and hasn't been seen since his car crash in the early morning hours following Thanksgiving. The car accident ignited the rumor of an affair with nightclub hostess Rachel Uchitel.
Uchitel initially denied the allegations, however, when other women began coming forward, Uchitel confessed to an affair, saying text messages between she and Tiger are what sparked the argument between Tiger and his wife Elin, preceding the car crash.
If even half of the alleged affairs prove to be true, it is evident that Tiger has serious issues. We hope he gets the help he needs to heal himself and his family.