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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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121.

RDL1044    

Gee Tiger...maybe if you weren't boinking pornstars, Perkins' waitresses, etc., etc., etc...........you and your family wouldn't be a subject of attention........HUH?, you idiot!!!!!

1666 days ago
122.

Kellee    

So Elin is not taking care of Tiger or her kids can someone tell me what this bit** job is because I don't understand. If I had her money no way in hell would I have a live-in nanny or dropping my kids off at daycare. I would home schooled them so I can spend more time with them. Now I'm starting to understand why Tiger cheated she can't do her job in the bed as a mother or as a wife. What can this bit** do???

1666 days ago
123.

Politico Pablo    

I AM SICK OF THIS GUY. I hope he fails.

1666 days ago
124.

Miss Scarlett    

RRRRRRR - I'm not saying that her nursery school does something that Elin can't do herself. The majority of people who utilize nursery schools do so because they find them beneficial for their children, myself included. In all of my time spent looking at nursery schools, none of them for a 2 year old program do more than 2 or three days a week. If it was hurtful, no one would do it.

Even if she had a nanny, who cares? She's not running around getting photographed in St. Lucia with her friends while her kids are alone with a nanny. Right now, she's a single parent with two babies. She needs help and has the means to have help.

Ask any single parent if they would like a nanny's help and they would jump at the chance. I'm sure they would take great offense at being called lazy.

1666 days ago
125.

Razzy    

Could we please leave this man and his family alone now? This b&tch hunt has been going on for 3 months and I'm tired of it. Not only that but it's NONE OF OUR BUSINESS!!! And all of these dirty legs need to get a life and get over it. Quit showing up on tv for their 15 minutes of fame and looking for a quick payday. P..L..E..A..S..E let's move on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1666 days ago
126.

Mary    

It's pathetic that some people don't comprehend the difference between a professional nanny and a common babysitter. It's the same person who writes over and over about Elin Nordegren Woods in such a demaning way. I have known many college graduates (with elementary education, childhood psychology, or sociology undergraduate degrees who will spend anywhere from one to five years as a professional nanny to wealthy people throughout the World.

Elin Woods and her children are only peripheral to the story about a phenomenal golfer who never experienced a (real) childhood and got caught-up in addiction (two or three) issues for which he is courageously confronting today. They all need to be left alone but, especially, those children and their mother. My son loved going to preschool from the age of two years and their friends become intimate to their family. What a disgusting thing for the gossip tabloids and rags to be pursuing those children and their mother and, hopefully, all those parents, including The Woods', will come together and create a class action suit of personal violation in the near future.

1666 days ago
127.

tacky66    

why is elin apart of this apology, no way should she have to apology, for what?, she did nothing wrong, dump this sex maniac; tell me, how can he change?

1666 days ago
128.

RRRRRRRRRRRRR    

Miss Scarlett, Miss Scarlett, you assume too much! How do you know this is just "a few hours per week"? This is a daycare! I know of daycares in my area that are open 12 hrs per day! I am sure there are 2 yr olds spending most of their waking hours in non parent care! According to the school's website, they are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 until "early evening" for children up to age first grade. Who knows how much time she is spending in daycare?

She had the nanny and the daycare BEFORE she became a single mom!

This poor little girl's family has just fallen apart. She needs her mother's time more than ever. I wonder if her baby brother goes to "nursery school"(TRANSLATION: DAYCARE) too. How is being away from parents, doing activities that parents could do with them if they cared to, "beneficial" for anyone but the lazy mom?

1666 days ago
129.

mirian    

If Nike doesn’t take Tiger out- of his contract, I would never ever buy Nike shoes for my kids any more.

1666 days ago
130.

RL    

Soon Elin have figured out the way to make new photographs uninteresting.

All it takes is to read some comments on sites like this to figure it out.

Wear same clothes every day and no one will be able to tell if it was today, yesterday or last week...

1666 days ago
131.

Stupididy at its best    

A piece of advice to the Woods family : GET OUT OF THIS COUNTRY NOW!!!! America is becoming crazy as hell.
Move to another country where paps will have a hard time stalking you and where comments made by stupid ignorant people won't be as much...

1666 days ago
132.

Bird    

This guys is truly amazing. He has some darn nerve. It sounds like the school wasn't having any problems prior to the world finding out that he was carrying on long term affairs with every skank he could get his hands on. Elin is a stone cold fool if she goes back to this man. I hope she's at least had him tested for HIV and every other STD under the sun.

1666 days ago
133.

KRAZY KOOKY KLOWN    

balls

1666 days ago
134.

LD    

Get over it ...He messed up.. he's paying the price.. it's between Tiger and Elin... This happens to every day people.. He's in Rehab.. obviously trying to deal with his problem and hopefully save his mariage...Elin is a very courageous person and is trying not to disrupt the kids schedule at Day care of school...

1666 days ago
135.

PolarBear    

A positive, stimulating and changing environment, for the very young, would be a nice addition to the home environment, something some of you are missing the point on. That environment used to be called "home", "farm", "friends" and "nature" before people started living in suburbs, where everything is uniform, repressed, dull and predictable. Next time that crow flies away, go with it.

1666 days ago
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