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Tiger Woods

Breaks from Golf

Admits 'Infidelity'

12/11/2009 8:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

BreakTiger Woods has just announced he'll be taking an "indefinite break" from golf -- and for the first time, he admits to acts of "infidelity."

Woods just released the following statement on his website:

"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
."

UPDATE: Golf fun fact -- when Tiger was out of golf for eight months last year while recovering from reconstructive knee surgery, TV ratings dropped 50 percent while he was out of commission.

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76.

love her!    

It's one thing to learn of another woman. That can be repairable. But there are so many women. How can he truly be dedicated to one woman? I for Elin's sake hope that he can. Who knows only they do. This statement was actually one that I accept as a fan. God bless this mess.

1776 days ago
77.

G-SES    

DONT HATE THE PLAYER ,HATE THE GAME!!!!

1776 days ago
78.

Steve    

Jack Nicklaus...best golfer ever
Tiger Woods...biggest blown fortune since Mike Tyson

1776 days ago
79.

jj    

Didn't he just take a year off for his Knee & man hoeing...
What's more time off going to do for him?

1776 days ago
80.

Mr. DNA    

Elin is going to drag Tiger's ass back to Sweden for the winter, make him live in her environment as punishment.

1776 days ago
81.

Mary    

Thank you, Tiger Woods! This is the best news on behalf of yourself, your beautiful wife, and those gorgeous and innocent babies.

Most have lived through this young man and most were shocked to learn he was human through this extradordinarily ugly behavior; however, the best gift and sweetest revenge he and beautiful Elin could ever give to society would be taking their (original) relationship to a deeper and higher level through psychological therapy and him receiving one-on-one sexual addiction counseling with a profound psychotherapist through midlife so they can grow a loving and successful family together.

Any and/or all women involved in this story who are reading TMZ, get help as all of you are sick on some level and need long-term psychological therapy. America doesn't want to see or hear any further of your social depravity.

To the clients of attorneys, you are no better than anyone else in this story and are equally disgusting as someone who has misused and abused your feminine sexuality during this lifetime. You all need to shut your 'pie-holes', and run, run, run as the honor and dignity of Mrs. Woods makes you -- all -- look like canine bitches in heat without any self-integrity or dignity.

1776 days ago
82.

righto    

His marriage is over whether he wants to admit it or not.
It will end after awhile. He will be bored. Their level of domestic mishaps could escalate; from $16,000 worth of damage last year caused to one of their rentals during the British Open, to the gravely physical this year. You can't put a bandage on a hemmorhage and for a wife to punish Tiger by taking away golf as one of her stipulations for saving their marriage, is one of the most hateful acts of retribution I have ever heard of. He should have been a man and been honest with himself and left. How sickening and how hateful of her. She got her pound of flesh.

1776 days ago
83.

Frankiemoney    

Repair his marriage? I could see an affair, as in 1 woman, but there are 7 woman thus far that he apparently has had sex with while married (yes I would consider the bachelor party fling during marriage). If his wife had 1/10 of a brain she would divorce him, take 50% of his money and say SAYONARA TIGER!! Porn stars, cokctail waitresses..possible escorts...WTF how can one forgive that, plus have to hear the details in the news. All white woman as well. Next time he is on the course he is going to get heckled like no ones business. Will this be the downfall of Tiger??

1776 days ago
84.

Mack    

He is acting like someone died. "Please respect our privacy during this difficult time." Whatever! He was an arrogant SOB who slept with the porn star on the night of his bachelor party and never let up. That is just nasty. He bonked other chicks the ENTIRE time his wife was pregnant. That is triple nastiness. He didn't wear a condon or even care.....need I go on. Yuck. This is a creepy dude. He will do it again, he will just do a better of hiding it next time. He may be remorseful, because his image is blown, but I doubt he regrets hurting Elin or any of the other woman who he lead to believe were special to him. He played on these girl's egos and fragile sense of worth so he could f&*k them adnausium. I am nausiated and hope I never have to see his face on another advertisement. The text messages are very telling. He was jealous of his Ho's with other guys....the creepy layers of sickness and arrogance never end.

1776 days ago
85.

Dylan    

You guys are so damn judgemental and critical. How about you focus on your own lives and stop beating down a guy that has enough problems in his life right now?

Morons.

1776 days ago
86.

THE Golfer    

Tiger probably never even saw the release, although he may have ok'd it over the phone from wherever he his hiding. My feeling is he has fled the country. Probably holed up in New Zealand with his caddy, Steve.

1776 days ago
87.

News Source    

The PGA is now Done, They need Tiger out there on sundays

1776 days ago
88.

Mike Tyson    

Me and the rest of the homie's all e-mailed or called the PGA and told them to be sure to check him for those steroids before each...and ANY tournament he ever plays in again. They assured us they will be making him give blood and pee in a cup before he can play.Now we'll see what's up !!!

1776 days ago
89.

annie    

A lot of people {especially women in the news} have taken far more ongoing flak than THIS A-hole, but have the morons in the poll think he deserves A BREAK ??? That is pathetic. It only shows the lack of morals in this pathetic country. Hell, Britney Spears took worse than this, and the poor girl didn't hurt ANYONE except herself.
THIS jerk has made a mockery of his family, ruined their lives, proved he''s a huge slut, and after showing extreme cowardice NOW he is putting out a half-baked "I'm sorry" that his lawyer wrote up.
HE'S ONLY SORRY HIS SLIMY CHARACTER HAS FINALLY BEEN EXPOSED. That is all he's sorry about.
His wife thought she had a safe world for herself and her babies.
Woods is a sociopath. Elin needs to just distance herself from this complete loser as fast and far as possible. He belongs with all his bimbos.

1776 days ago
90.

News Source    

Well no more Golf to watch Now

1776 days ago
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