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Tiger Woods apologizes for indiscretions, not sure when returning to golf

Tiger Woods in a 2008 photo

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Tiger Woods has apologized for his marital infidelity.

“I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behaviour I engaged in,” Woods said Friday at his first public appearance since a sex scandal sent him into hiding three months ago.

The world’s No. 1 golfer did confirm that he intends to return to golf.

“I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don’t know when that will be. I won’t rule out that it’ll be this year,” Woods said.

Woods said he was in treatment for 45 days and will return to therapy starting Saturday.

“Starting tomorrow I will leave for more treatment and more therapy,” he said.

Woods spoke from the clubhouse at the TPC Sawgrass, home of the PGA Tour. About 40 people were in the room, including his mother. However, his wife, Elin, wasn’t present.

Woods said he’s solely responsible for his actions and also insisted there were no instances of domestic abuse in his marriage.

“Elin has showed tremendous grace and poise throughout this ordeal,” Woods said

Friday’s event was tightly controlled, with only a few journalists, as well as family and friends, allowed to watch Woods live.

Woods was dressed in a suit with an open collar shirt. There were no visible marks on him.

After reading the statement, Woods hugged his mother and many people in the room wiped away tears.

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