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Tiger Woods Apologizes to Pre-School Parents

2/23/2010 1:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have issued a letter of apology to the parents at the Florida school where their 2-year-old daughter, Sam, attends day care classes.

Tiger Woods and wife Elin Nordegren

In the letter, obtained by WFTV9.com, Woods blames the paparazzi for creating an "inconvenience" around the Premier Academy in Windermere over the past few months.

Here is the letter in its entirety:

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.

Kind regards,

Elin and Tiger Woods
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46.

Bart    

Golf is such a Gay game. I can't wait till ole Tiger gets back in the pasture to hit the little white ball around. They are going to abuse this little adulterer with the heckling. Although, I think he will make a comeback and he will do well if they put hair around the hole, I’m sure he could sink a putt then.

1620 days ago
47.

RRRRRRRRRRRRR    

To Miss Scarlett: Why can't Elin read to her daughter and do art projects with her? Why do two yr olds need to be "socialized"? They SHOULD be attatched to their parents! If she needs kids to play with, why not organize playdates with friend's children or go to the park? Whatever you call it (nursery school, preschool, etc) it is all DAYCARE and that is what is wrong with kids today. They need parents who are willing to put in the time to shape them and form attatchments with them, not dump them on someone else. There is plenty of time for "socialization" when they are older. TWO YEARS OLD??? Give me a break! Elin needs to get off her lazy butt and take care of her daughter.

1620 days ago
48.

chicken head    

too bad baldy!! BLAH!!!!!!!!!!!!
we are coming for you and your family!
TMZ

1620 days ago
49.

hitt    

Should have been a cowgirl. Should have learned to rope and ride. Wearin my white ho, cheatin on the downlow with girls and guys, oh I shoulda been a cowgirl.

1620 days ago
50.

Donnamarie    

Booo Hooo Tiger !! You yourself created this ! No one else. You made your bed now sleep in it. And if your beautiful wife decides to stay by your side, it has to be for the fame and koney cause NO WOMAN in her mind would stay with a man that exposed her to HIV, Syfilis, Gonoreah and so many diseaes out there. I do not feel sorry for her cause she chose to stay with you despite the fact that she could have HIV from you. If you dont want the media around yous, than MOVE out of USA cause youre in the wrong palce to claim privacy when YOU are the one drawing attention with your gross behavior. Once a cheater ALWAYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS a cheater. Boooo Hooo for yous !!!

1620 days ago
51.

Grouch    

I expect a personal apology for seeing his sorry ass everywhere I turn.

1620 days ago
52.

me    

1st..Above all..Elin is sophisticated, classy, and a beautiful woman inside & out.
Elin, could have nannies take care of her kids all day long, but because she is so very down to earth, compassionate, & caring mother she wants her kids to grow up normal and to have friends, and fun.

I don't feel this is a white/black issue. My opinion, is everyone involved was wrong. (bottom line)

The apology letter: Should have come from Tiger (alone) and he should have accepted the blame himself. He is hiding behind Elin his only source now. If he was younger it would be his mom or dad. Tiger needs to grow up...practice saying I instead of we.

The papps..they have a job to do. When you are a celebrity, you know that you are going to be hounded. Its all good when you are making money off the papps snapping your pics. So you have to take the good with the bad. As far as the children...they should be protected from all of this. Their are a few nut ball papps out there..that need to back off, especially from the kids.

Elin has alot to worry about. If Tiger does not stand up and say I..and mean it....he will continue to stagnate in a time warp..like a scared teenager that will never grow up.

1620 days ago
53.

PolarBear    

Off the fairway, Tiger doesn't face reality well. Blame the aliens! Ouch! How is anyone at the school, a parent or kid supposed to take a letter like that seriously? I would bet that Elin is quite concerned about the situation at the school, but wouldn't it be easier for Tiger to just get on the phone to Rachel and head out to a lounge party? That letter kind of suggests it. Sure, blame someone else, punk. Damned aliens, they're everywhere. Going to be a lot of alien sightings from the Tiger Woods camp in the next year or two. Let's hope they abduct Tiger and implant an anti-liar chip.

1620 days ago
54.

JerryMe    

@Kadi, you obviously don't know him. He's is and has always been a complete loser, stuck on himself. All that glitters is not gold.

1620 days ago
55.

The Cowboy    

Dear hitt,

You are truly the most ignorant piece of trash to disgrace the TMZ website. Congratulations on finally being number one at something.

Signed,

The Cowboy

1620 days ago
56.

hoocheekoo    

Regardless of what people think of Tiger Woods, his kids are completely innocent and don't deserve any type of scrutiny whatsoever. Media, stay away from them!

1620 days ago
57.

JLS    

What a pisser! I am starting to get the idea that old Tiger isn't sorry in the least. He CAUSED all of this but will only own up in a statement written by someone else and read by him. Privately, he blames the paps for being interested in his wandering weinie. What a piece...of...crap.

1620 days ago
58.

Diane    

I agree with Bren and Aaron. There should be a law preventing paps or any media from going anywhere near a school. These tiny little ones have nothing to do with the sins of their parents--in this case one parent. But I know~good luck~because Hollywood has been trying for awhile to pass laws protecting celebrities & their privacy from the paps & it's gone nowhere. Funny TMZ how touchy & one-sided you get when anything negative no matter how true it is happens to be is said against the paps. Take off those rose colored glasses.

1620 days ago
59.

ewamaria    

Again, it is Tiger who needs to find something else to do, not the paparazzi. Their presence is a byproduct of his behavior. He is still not ready to own up to everything. How incredibly sad that Elin is actually buying into this "sexual addiction" story and staying around. How sad indeed.

1620 days ago
60.

hitt    

Dearest little Cowgirl,
You too are a baiter, but whereas I am only a novice, you are a Master.

1620 days ago
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