Tiger Woods Announces INDEFINITE BREAK From Golf


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We won’t be seeing Tiger Woods on the golf course for a while.

Woods announced Friday night, on his Web site, that he is taking an “indefinite break” from golf. Woods begins his four-paragraph statement by saying that he is aware how much disappointment his infidelities have caused, and apologizing again for those infidelities.

It may not be possible to repair the damage I’ve done,” he writes, “but I want to do my best to try.

He then writes:
“After much soul searching, I have decided to take an indefinite break from professional golf. I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person.”

As for the poll above, the PGA Tour and 99-percent of PGA Tour players will be voting for “by the 2010 Masters” because they desperately need Tiger on tour. During Woods’ 8-month absence from golf following knee surgery in 2008, PGA Tour television ratings tumbled dramatically, golf Web sites lost tons of readers, print media buried golf stories. Bad economy plus no Tiger equals major headaches for pro golf.

But publicly, the PGA Tour issued this statement from Commissioner Tim Finchem: “We fully support Tiger’s decision to step away from competitive golf to focus on his family. His priorities are where they need to be, and we will continue to respect and honor his family’s request for privacy. We look forward to Tiger’s return to the PGA Tour when he determines the time is right for him.”

Here is the full text of Woods’ statement:
I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children. I want to say again to everyone that I am profoundly sorry and that I ask forgiveness. It may not be possible to repair the damage I’ve done, but I want to do my best to try.

I would like to ask everyone, including my fans, the good people at my foundation, business partners, the PGA Tour, and my fellow competitors, for their understanding. What’s most important now is that my family has the time, privacy, and safe haven we will need for personal healing.

After much soul searching, I have decided to take an indefinite break from professional golf. I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person.

Again, I ask for privacy for my family and I am especially grateful for all those who have offered compassion and concern during this difficult period.

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One Response

  1. He is wonderful player , I say leave him alone for a while.Press should not dig into his personal life.
    But then it’s press that made him hero..

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