Tiger’s bid to save marriage

“It’s me or the golf.” I bet Elin Nordegren was not the first wife to issue that ultimatum. But sensible Tiger has picked his beautiful wife over his career and announced last night that he was taking an indefinite break from golf to try and save his marriage.

The following statement was issued on Tiger’s website:

“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.”

In related news, sponsors Nike have decided to stick by the Woods during his infidelity scandal. A spokesperson from Nike told TMZ.com that the golfer has their full support.

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~ by patsystone on December 12, 2009.

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