Tiger Woods Breaks Silence, Apologizes For Selfishness!

Jb BachtelContributor IFebruary 19, 2010

WINDERMERE, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Tiger Woods practices golf outside his home on February 18, 2010 in Windermere, Florida. Woods will make a statement at the PGA Tour headquarters this Friday morning (February 19, 2010), according to a notice on the PGA Tour's web site.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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After a long break from the public eye, Tiger Speaks! In a 13 1/2 minute statement he reportedly wrote himself, gave a heartfelt apology for his "irresponsible and selfish behavior". 

Tiger asked that we the fans that have supported him in the past to give him a chance to redeem himself. He apologized to the parents that pointed to him as a roll model for their children, and asked that they do not give up on him!

Tiger said he will return to golf, but does not know when. Tiger asked for help and support from his fans, friends and family, as he will be seeking more treatment and therapy.

Tiger has repeatedly spoke of his wife Elin saying "it angers me that people would fabricate a story like that, Elin has never hit me that night or any other night" further saying "Elin deserves praise, not blame" and "I was unfaithful, I had affairs, and I cheated, what I did was not acceptable, and I am the only person to blame" 

Personally I think the entire situation shows us all that Tiger Woods the "Machine", is not a machine at all, but a human being, one that is not perfect, one that makes mistakes and has to, and will live with the consequences of his actions.

I do not condone what he did, but realize that he is human and as long as he learns from, and moves on from his actions of the past and truly returns a new man, with better intentions forgiveness is not too much to ask.

Watching Tiger make his first statement in three months, and listening to the words it hard to believe that he is just sorry he got caught, but grateful he was caught and can now put his life back into perspective and get help, and repair his life and work on living a more productive and morally correct life!

Tiger seems to have realized that he made a huge mistake and now as Elin said his apology will not come in the form of words, it will come from his behavior!