Pro golfer Tiger Woods broke his silence on Friday morning, with a press conference to apologize for his behavior.
“I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in,” said Woods.
(Watch video below of Tiger Woods’ press conference.)
Woods has been all over the tabloids since a car accident occurred outside his Florida home in November. Following the accident, women started coming forward claiming to have had affairs with the married golfer.Â Woods has kept a very low profile since then.
Woods spoke on Friday at the TPC Sawgrass, PGA Headquarters in Florida, to a “hand-selected” group of family andÂ friends, according to reports. Media access was limited for the press conference.
“I was unfaithful,” Woods said. “I had affairs. I cheated.”
Woods said he is in a 45-day program that began around the holidays.Â He also said that his golfing days are on hold and he is returning to therapy on Saturday.
Woods was reportedly being treated at the Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction clinic in Hattiesburg, Miss. for sexual addiction, People.com reported.
As for his relationship with his wife, Elin (mother to his two children), Woods said:
“Elin and I have started the process of discussing the damage caused by my behavior,” he said.Â Â “My real apology will not come in the form of words, but my behavior over time. We have a lot to discuss. What we say to each other will remain between the two of us.”
To watch the full press conference, click here.Â Watch the video below for a clip of the speech.
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