this is the statement from Tiger
I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.
Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means. For the last week, my family and I have been hounded to expose intimate details of our personal lives. The stories in particular that physical violence played any role in the car accident were utterly false and malicious. Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect.
But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don’t share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one’s own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions.
Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it’s difficult.
I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology.]
that was the transcrpit of the statement Mr. Woods left on his website Wednesday.
and this is the voicemail message
all i can say Tiger i was pulling for you brah! until that tape hit the net. you sound like it’s hurting you.. they said 31 months was the time frame… you was getting it in that long and she just finding out… you had to have done something extremely stupid for Elin to find out… another thing stop trying to make it seem like the wife of yours isn’t absolutely nuts! just one time i need one of you Black Athletes to say “that bitch is Crazy!” just once. Thats it i would be satisfied. Us regular folks understand you are worth millions but you strive to be ordinary people… we understand that you are going to have an enormous amount of women. try to get one that will keep their mouth shut!