Friday, December 11, 2009

Tiger Woods is Taking an "Indefinite" Leave From Golf

Fox News is reporting that Tiger Woods has announced that he will take an indefinite leave from golf:

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Tiger Woods is taking an indefinite leave from professional golf to work on saving his family, using the word "infidelity" for the first time in a statement posted on his Web site.

Woods says he is aware of the disappointment that "my infidelity" has caused to his wife and children. He says he might not be able to repair the damage, but he wants to try.

He did not disclose Friday evening how long of a break he would take from the PGA Tour. He again asked for privacy, saying his family would need a "safe haven" to try to heal.

There is a rumor that he will be moving his family to his wife's country of Sweden. It appears that Tiger and his wife have a sincere desire to heal their family. With that in mind, I will wish them the best of luck.

Updated to include Tiger Wood's 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.

American Power is posting on the lastest "round" of women who are crawling out of the woodwork. Every day the Tiger news becomes more and more tawdry. I've got to say that if I were Elin Woods I would take the money and run. It appears that she has chosen a diferent path and if she has the strength to forgive her husband I give her a credit for being a much better woman than I.


SwampWoman said...

Me, too! I don't believe in reformed cheaters.

smitty1e said...

Had you a sick sense of humor, you could come out with an explicit denial of having targeted Woods yourself.

Carol said...

I've been on a mini-vacation this week. When I am working I starting everyday with "the morning meeting." The morning meeting takes place promptly at 7:45 am on consists of me and two guys I work with discussing such important things as, well, Tiger Woods. My "friends" suggested in our last meeting that I could "come out" as one of the "ladies" in Tiger's life and then the three of us would split any proceeds three ways. Nice guys I work with.

Sick jokes ensued.