Tiger Woods Statement — ‘I Let My Family Down’

Hopefully, this will die down soon and the media will allow Tiger and his family to heal from whatever their situation is.  The media and fans put Tiger, like many other athletes, up on this pedestal and make them seem infallible and some of these athletes start to garner this “God Like” complex until they make a human error and then they are brought back to reality.  Like everyone else, he is human and will make mistakes, and will have issues.  These women who are now getting their five seconds of fame for selling his texts and voice mails that they exchanged with him should be ashamed of themselves.  Some of these women were unknown until they put themselves in the media.    Who wants to be known/popular for being a mistress???  But I guess like they say everyone has a price…. smh…..

Tiger Woods has just released the following statement on his website:

“I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.

Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means. For the last week, my family and I have been hounded to expose intimate details of our personal lives. The stories in particular that physical violence played any role in the car accident were utterly false and malicious. Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect.

But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don’t share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one’s own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions.

Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it’s difficult.

I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology.”

source: http://web.tigerwoods.com/news/article/200912027740572/news/

Due to injuries sustained in a one-car accident last week, Tiger Woods will be unable to play in the 2009 Chevron World Challenge.

“I am extremely disappointed that I will not be at my tournament this week,” Woods said. “I am certain it will be an outstanding event and I’m very sorry that I can’t be there.”

“We support Tiger’s decision and are confident the strong field and excellent course will provide an exciting week of competition at the Chevron World Challenge, said Greg McLaughlin, Tiger Woods Foundation President & CEO

Woods will not participate in any other tournaments in 2009 and will return to action next year.

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