OT: Tiger Woods taking break from pro golf

Submitted by ZooWolverine on December 12th, 2009 at 12:00 AM

I know we're all tired of the Tiger Woods drama, but this is huge news and I couldn't find it elsewhere on the boards.

Tiger Woods announced on his website that he'll be taking an "indefinite break from professional golf." The statement later said "I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person."

It was also the first time he publicly referred to "infidelity" directly: "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."

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/12/sports/golf/12woods.html

Comments

BlueintheLou

December 12th, 2009 at 12:33 AM ^

I'm not knocking on you for the double post. But how is it possible that two threads start about this almost instantaneously for a story that broke 6 hours ago. Interesting...

tom

December 12th, 2009 at 11:20 AM ^

Looks like he took Rick Reilly's advice, Reilly wrote a column a little while ago suggesting Tiger take some time off from golf. I don't usually agree with Reilly I think he's a bit of a slimebag these days. Sounded like Reilly was suggesting Tiger do it for the purpose of preserving his image, whereas I think Tiger is actually doing it for the reasons he suggests...at least that's what I am telling myself.

dearbornpeds

December 13th, 2009 at 7:58 AM ^

i think it's inevitable that tiger will eventually return to pursue the record of majors won. i'm wondering-when he hits a drive on a par 3, will spectators still yell "in the hole"?