The press conference wherein Tiger Woods apologizes to everyone is now underway.
Beginning with an apology for the “irresponsible, selfish” behavior that sparked the furor, Woods is addressing public questions over his “behavior.” Saying he “let down” friends and fans, Woods says he has “a lot to atone for,” and adamantly denies that wife Elin ever struck or attacked him, insisting that there were never incidents of domestic violence in their marriage. Woods says Elin has shown “enormous grace,” and that she deserves “praise, not blame.” Saying he “stopped living by the core values” he believed in, and that he “convinced” himself that normal rules did not apply to him, Woods said he “felt (he) was entitled.”
Woods conceded he’s been in “inpatient” therapy, but also said that his instances of infidelity are not the business of the press. Woods blames a drift from Buddhism for losing touch with his morals and priorities. Woods is unsure when he will return to golf, but said he will be have more respectfully when he does. He asks for help and for those attending to “find room in (their) heart” to “one day believe in (him) again.” Woods did not answer questions following the statement. The press conference is ongoing, and you can watch it here.
(Updated: The press conference has concluded, video has not yet been posted.)
Update: The Vancouver Sun is carrying the entire text of the Tiger’s statement, here.