Tiger Woods Public Statement-I Am Deeply Sorry For My Irresponsible And Selfish Behavior
GOLF SUPERSTAR TIGER WOODS
20 February 2010
Golf superstar Tiger Woods was disgraced when his extra marital affairs came to light about 3 months ago. Today, the world is abuzz with news of Tiger Woods tendering a public apology for his alleged behavior which he terms was selfish and irresponsible. Woods was emotional as he made the statement in the presence of a handful of supporters and select media. His mother was also present who he said had instilled Buddhist values in him as a little boy which he had thrown to the winds in recent years.
His return to the sport he loves so much was not immediately known as he said that he would return to play competitive golf one day, but did not know when. His priority at the moment was to set his house in order. His wife Elin Nordegran and 2 young children, were his primary concern as he did not want them to be hounded by the papparazzi. His argument was that he was the one responsible and accepting this fact, had gone into a Mississippi rehab for sex addiction for 45 days and was likely to continue therapy. He also made it clear that discussions between him and Elin would remain private and that there was never any domestic violence in their marriage as reported in a section of the press following his SUV crash into a tree outside his Florida mansion.
Here is an excerpt from his public statement which I particularly liked since Tiger sponsors childrens' education through his Tiger Woods' Foundation.
"I once heard, and I believe it's true, it's not what you achieve in life that matters; it's what you overcome. Achievements on the golf course are only part of setting an example. Character and decency are what really count.
Parents used to point to me as a role model for their kids. I owe all those families a special apology. I want to say to them that I am truly sorry."