At 11AM Eastern today, golf legend/ladykiller Tiger Woods spoke publicly for the first time since his November 27th “car accident” that led to allegations that he cheated on his wife, Elin Nordegren, with multiple women.
[pullquote quote="I had affairs, I cheated, I was unfaithful." credit="Tiger Woods"]In the almost 15 minute statement, Woods admitted, “I had affairs, I cheated, I was unfaithful”. He also repeated the phrase “I have let you down” many times during the speech. The golfer also denied rumors that his wife Elin hit him, saying there has never been domestic violence in their marriage. Woods continued by asking the media to leave his family alone. Tiger also explained that he has been in inpatient therapy for the last 45-days and would check back into therapy tomorrow.
The golfer seemed sincere during the speech, looking directly into the camera when issuing many of the apologies in his statement. Woods’ mother, Kultida, was in the audience for the press conference and he hugged her at the end. Tiger’s wife Elin did not appear to be in attendance.
Tiger ended his speech by asking people to find it in their hearts to “one day believe in me again”.
One thing missing from his statement was when, or if, he will be heading back to the world of professional golf this year. The 34-year-old gave his speech to a small group of people including friends, and a few journalists in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida at the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse, which is the home of the PGA Tour.
“In case you didn’t know already… Tiger Woods is a f****** moron!”
“How can we still be surprised. It’s 2010!!! Grown ass people still looking for role models.”
“very honorable words from tiger woods. good for him……”
“Do you guys think Tiger’s speech was sincere?”
“Good comedy is good comedy. But we will miss Tiger a whole lot more than he will miss us. That’s a fact. Speedy return, bro.”