No Sex in the Champagne Room, Tiger issues apology via his Website

December 2, 2009

Tiger shows his stripes

Tiger Woods offered this apology below via his website (web.tigerwoods.com)  amid rumors he had an affair with an Los Angeles based waitress.

more after the jump….

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.



  1. i do not understand the people who talk about the woman being white, so f@@kin what!!??..in this day and age who really cares..and please never forget he is half asian!!!..too!!…the bottem line is he cheated on the one person he should not have, this wife and mother of his children that is the point in all this..not who or what or where..so, Tiger (i know he will never read this)..please make an public statment on camara on how badly you feel to your wife, I know you shouldnt have to but that is the times we live in…your fans want to see you say it…look at all the other sports figures who have been where you are..thats all it took..even if its fake just do it…and all will be forgiven..lol

  2. agreed..bottom line is that a married man fucked up… it happens all the time. who cares what race he was f’ing up with.. not necessary to have an argument about that in this day in age. well put!!

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