Tiger Woods Finally Speaks: 'I Had Affairs. I Cheated.' Tell Us What YOU Thought Of His Long-Awaited Words!

Fri, February 19, 2010 11:31am EST by 32 Comments

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Tiger apologizes to his supporters and family & asks the media to leave Elin and his kids alone.

“I had affairs. I cheated,” Tiger Woods announced to a room full of some of his closest supporters and media outlets. The philandering golfer gave his very first mea culpa Feb. 18 on the second floor of the TPC Sawgrass Golf and Country Club at 11 a.m. Wife Elin Nordegren was not in attendance, but his mother Kutilda Woods was there to lend her support — and an emotional hug after the speech was over.

He said he knows people want their questions answered, but that anything that may or may not have happened between Tiger and his alleged mistresses is a private matter between himself and Elin. Tiger chastised the media for relentlessly following his wife and children, who he says had no part in any of his actions. He recognizes that “Elin has shown enormous grace and poise throughout this ordeal. Elin deserves praise, not blame.”

He also set the record straight about the night of his fateful car crash. He addressed the rumors that Elin attacked him, dismissing them as “completely and utterly false.” He said there have never been any incidents of domestic violence in his marriage, and asked for the media to stay away from his family.

As for his return to golf, he said he fully intends to return to the game one day. And although he said he isn’t ruling out the possibility that he will return this year, he has no date set in his mind.

He acknowledged he has a long way to go in his recovery process, and said he will return to his Buddhist roots to get his life back on track. “It teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn restraint,” he said. “I lost track of what I was taught. … I thought I could get away with anything I wanted to … I thought I was entitled … I don’t get to play by different rules.”

Tiger has been in sex rehab at the Gentle Path sex addiction treatment facility in Hattiesburg, Ms., since mid January. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem stated in a letter obtained by the Associated Press that Tiger Woods would be returning to sex rehab immediately following his press conference:

“As we understand it, Tiger’s therapy called for a week’s break at this time during which he has spent a few days with his children and then will make his statement before returning … Accordingly, there was very little flexibility in the date for the announcement.”

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Wtf???? Is are the real deal?

Posted at 8:06 PM on June 6, 2012  

Thanks for every other fantastic post. The place else may just anyone get that type of information in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I’m on the search for such information.

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mimi

Posted at 2:04 PM on February 21, 2010  

yeah and we can go on and on……it is there …you all read it and you all are giving comments …it is all good!, mimi the dane……

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sglover

Posted at 2:09 PM on February 19, 2010  

All this attention because Tiger did what many who have money do! Temptation is hard for anyone and no one is perfect. We all fall short of the glory of God so who are we to judge. I am sure some shame was needed to help him see the error of his ways. It just shows that just because you are in the public eye and have money does not mean you are not capable of wrongdoing or getting caught. What happens in the dark eventually comes to light! Picking never solved anything. Since children are involved have simpathy for them and I hope the family stays together. Marriage is about enduring thru trials together and Elin you hang in there and fight to hold things together as women always have to do! Do what is best for your family not the world! Tiger learn your lesson and forgive yourself so you can be a better husband and father. A family does not have to end because of lessons we all have to learn sometimes thru experience. After rehab and family vacation would be great and you and Elin talk about the beginning of your love so that it can help you both heal and get a sense of direction for where you want your relationship to be. I know love conquers sin. So make the best decision for your family.

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Jennifer

Posted at 2:02 PM on February 19, 2010  

People need to leave him & his family alone. It is NOT a public matter.

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marknyc

Posted at 1:59 PM on February 19, 2010  

he talks like a woman now (wel;… he has to!)

because only women care about those things

the script was written by a woman for women. Guys don’t care if he likes all the pretty young girls (like every other guy by the way).

now let’s imagine if tiger was a woman (cheating): sex therapy? pppllleeeaaassseeee

LOL

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heather

Posted at 1:53 PM on February 19, 2010  

you all act as if you’ve done nothing wrong in life. By judging you are wrong there, I would like you to do an intelligent apology in front of a billion people with out writing it out. Shame on all of you who judge others without first walking in thier shoes.

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Mina

Posted at 1:55 PM on February 19, 2010  

I realize this isn’t Facebook, but if there was a “like” button I’d so press it. Nicely said!

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getbacktowork

Posted at 1:40 PM on February 19, 2010  

most religions value forgiveness and redemption, a word you obviously need to look up or read about in whatever bible you purport to follow. tiger has plenty of time to atone for his sins and is certainly not condemned to your hell. who exactly do you think you are writing such pompous nonsense? you are not god, and you do not speak for him/her. none of us do. you are crossing a very serious line here.

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getbacktowork

Posted at 1:41 PM on February 19, 2010  

this message is for ramma and karinna, not bonnie or hollywood life…

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Red

Posted at 1:34 PM on February 19, 2010  

Who cares? Its none of my business what he does in his life. This is for him and his wife to work out. It is amazing that this is the top news of today. I mean we have more going on in the world that is far more important than what Tiger Woods done in his personal life that has nothing to do with anyone else but his wife and kids.

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Mina

Posted at 1:33 PM on February 19, 2010  

I feel that he was very sincere and took full responsibility for his actions. No where in that speech did he even remotely TRY to defend himself. He flat up said “I cheated, what I did was wrong, I am the only one to blame.” I also believe he was very professional as well as he included not ONLY his family, but the fans, his staff, and friends. Everyone that he felt he affected by his horrible actions.
Yes, what he did was wrong, but he said his piece. I think everyone should let it go now. He apologized, and it trying to attempt to move on, as is his wife, Elin. So think the rest of the world needs to move on now as well and let him and his family heal in peace. Let them get over it (whether she decides to take him back or not) and move on with the rest of their lives. Even though they are famous (and pretty much ASKED for a life like this when they signed into the life of being under the spot light constantly) they are still human beings with feelings. They deserve as much as the average Joe family deserves when they go though something like this.

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glenn

Posted at 1:18 PM on February 19, 2010  

mimi danish viking is a googlebomb

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dah

Posted at 1:01 PM on February 19, 2010  

we are ONLY at this point because he got caught. he’s a douche’. if you cheat, you are a douche’. our society needs to crack down on this behavior and quit treating it like it is no big deal – ‘oh, everybody does it. who cares’. Societal judgement needs to be passed to keep our morals in tact. our society is in decline. Infidelity is one example of this. It is our responsibility to our families, friends, and ultimately our neighborhoods and communities to build/retain an environment of integrity, character, and high moral value for those that come after us.

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ramma

Posted at 12:59 PM on February 19, 2010  

what in the word is NBC doing airing a fake, trumped-up, written-out apology. It wasn’t an apology, but rather a bid to feel sorry for a person who calls himself a Man. No Christian man would put his family through this, but take his punishment and his sex-life, his therapy in private. I wish every sponsor that ever had dealings with this person would drop him, every child who looked up to this person would learn the truth that love of money means more than your wife and children, that your word and game are nothing when in the whole scheme of things you will be before God in the end and who cares who you ruin on the way out.

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Karinna

Posted at 1:25 PM on February 19, 2010  

Absoulty agree with you “Ramma”, wisdom words.

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marlene

Posted at 2:30 PM on February 19, 2010  

Are you totally free of sin? Maybe yes – maybe no – but you and your ilk are totally judgemental.

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sglover

Posted at 2:48 PM on February 19, 2010  

You obviously dont watch the news or know Christian people. Because even a christian can sin and do wrong. Just because u confess to be one dont mean you are not capable of slipping and messing up. Would you want to be without everything in life just because of a mistake you made? As christians know we all have time to repent from mistakes we make. A car will not fall apart just because you hit a bump in the road. It may be damaged but you can repair it. Tiger can change just as you can when you make mistakes in your own life.

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Village

Posted at 12:32 PM on February 19, 2010  

I thought the whole thing was fake. He reminded me of a bad soap opera actor reading a script, and not very well. I thought the only sincere part was when he asked for the stalking of his wife and children to stop. Other than that, I was thinking. ‘From now on, he will hire only the best professionals, who will never reveal his extracurricular activities.’ Like he’s going to give up strange. RIGHT!!!

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Lux

Posted at 12:18 PM on February 19, 2010  

If you don’t want the media to get involved in your life, don’t marry a famous person and have his kids.

Secondly, he has dipped that thing in so many cocktail waitresses that I would never, ever forgive him.

Okay, maybe for $100 million.

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mimi

Posted at 1:19 PM on February 19, 2010  

ha very funny lux very funny, …….

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getbacktowork

Posted at 1:53 PM on February 19, 2010  

lol… finally some reality on this website!

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Chris

Posted at 12:17 PM on February 19, 2010  

Okay, everyone finally got a statement from Tiger, can we all get a life now. All you gossip freaks go get your own life. What happened is between man and wife, same for all celebs. getting tired of you wasting valuable net/tv/radio space worrying about other peoples problems.

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dah

Posted at 1:03 PM on February 19, 2010  

and here you are wasting time giving your two cents. interesting

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mimi

Posted at 2:05 PM on February 19, 2010  

very good answer dah………mimi

 
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Tango

Posted at 1:05 PM on February 19, 2010  

Totally agreed Chris! Those low lives have too much time to worry about other people stuff. Go mind your own business people. Go find out if your husband/wife is cheating on you when you have time. Find a job or something… nuff said.

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Mina

Posted at 1:54 PM on February 19, 2010  

I AGREE as well Chris,,,

 
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Another Chris

Posted at 7:34 PM on February 19, 2010  

Anyone find it ironic that people constantly hop on these boards and leave a comment saying “get a life”?
Obviously you care or you wouldn’t have found this article to start with. You don’t just stumble upon Tiger Woods stories on various sites by not caring or wondering. Let’s face it-it’s interesting. It’s juicy and you can’t blame people for being interested or the media for publishing stories. It’s simple supply versus demand. People want to hear it-if you don’t believe that-do a google search on Tiger Woods Press Conference and see how many people need to get a life. And those are just the people writing about it. Not the amount of people who are reading those stories.
If that many people care–isn’t there legitimacy in A)Doing the story and B) people commenting on it?
Anyone saying “get a life” is missing the boat. It’s the single biggest sports scandal of our generation whether you want to hear about it or not.

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Jonah

Posted at 12:16 PM on February 19, 2010  

Seems to me the whole media hoopla over Tiger is kind of overblown. Nobody made the Larry Richards arrest for soliciting gay sex in a mens room at the airport into a months-long circus, hounding his wife and kids. Nor David Vitter getting caught with his diapers down, nor the Governor of whichever one of the Carolinas going hiking on the Argentinian version of the Appalachian Trail.

Of course their jobs put them in positions to decide which people live or die, rather than playing a rich-mans game where you chase a little ball around hitting it with a bent stick.
Meanwhile, the Morality Campaigns promoted by all three of the “gentlemen” politicians who also cheated on their wives lumbers on in its massive hypocrisy, as do the wars based on lies that these gentlemen had a massive hand in starting and maintaining.

I plumb reckon that taxpayer supported Murder is a lot less important than a golf player having sex.

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mimi

Posted at 12:09 PM on February 19, 2010  

ha, and then the lawyer laura comes out with the porno-girl after Tiger.., she is so cheap,…business all business, what was Tiger thinking? this is lowlife….Tiger….try to make right now, Elin has suffered enough…..mimi danish viking

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Lux

Posted at 12:19 PM on February 19, 2010  

What the nuts is a mimi danish viking?

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mimi

Posted at 2:00 PM on February 19, 2010  

okay what do you want……what can Tiger do to do well for everybody? ?????eElin is doing very very well, a true swedish woman,…. with style, and it is all about her now hopefully…………..

 
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Sy

Posted at 5:59 PM on February 19, 2010  

Okey rapapeepz!enough is enough))))))im sick and tired of Tiger the sex addict”…thats gonna be forever next to his Name,(like when you’re a doctor,you will always be called DR.your name)poor tiger!!

 
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