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Tiger Woods watches play as he stands on the sixth hole during his foursome match at the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Harding Park golf course in San Francisco, in this October 8, 2009 file photo. (SHAUN BEST)
Tiger Woods watches play as he stands on the sixth hole during his foursome match at the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Harding Park golf course in San Francisco, in this October 8, 2009 file photo. (SHAUN BEST)

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Liveblog: What did you think of Tiger Woods's apology? Add to ...

Elin made her statement clear by her absence

Jeff Brooke:

I'll give him some marks for suggesting why he did it -- that he thought he lived by different rules. that's a bit of insight. but really, nothing about golf? does anyone else care that he didn't mention when he might return?

[Comment From Puffin Puffin : ]

Sam: he built an image and in the process made in the excess of one billion dollars. If he wants that, then he knows he has to do htis.

[Comment From steveglobe steveglobe : ]

well he appeeraed somewhat sincere but yes it was heavily scripted and not rally concise enough

[Comment From Pat Pat : ]

A complex man, a complex lifestyle, living in a fishbowl as long as he has. These are shoes that a very small number of people can imagine.

[Comment From mitchell mitchell : ]

he committed adultery. and there are millions of children, teens and adults alike; that will think it's okay. As a public figure. making millions off of the public. He should not only have respect for there family (which is a given) but also their fans.

[Comment From Randy Randy : ]

Sorry - no slack. He had a choice to make - screwed up - and now has to live with whatever consequences.

[Comment From danielle danielle : ]

well said, dave!

Sarah Hampson:

He did show he was contrite, no? Wasn't that the point? But how much can we really believe this stupid sex addiction stuff. Come on. Baloney! He just knew he could screw whomever he wanted. His "issue" wasn't sex addiction, it was fame.

[Comment From Guest Guest : ]

Does Tiger hope his son grows up to be a cheater? Does he hope his daughter marries a cheater?

[Comment From Michale Michale : ]

Tiger says these issues are between him and Elin, but Tiger openly shared his affairs with the public while they were happening, I can understand why he wants the public out of his personal life. But, do not let the public catch Tiger again, should he fail.

[Comment From Different Perspective Different Perspective : ]

Elvis says it best. "You ain't nothin' but a Hound Dog".

[Comment From frank frank : ]

I think Elin not being there was good. If she forgives too quickly he won't change. And, yes, I believe people can change.

[Comment From RS RS : ]

I think Elin wasn't there because this isn't about her. This is about Tiger and what he's done.

[Comment From speaker-1 speaker-1 : ]

What a bunch of sanctimonious crap. And predictable too -- I told somebody earlier today exactly what he would say, and he said it almost to the word.

[Comment From Guest Guest : ]

Does anyone really believe that this ONE BILLION DOLLAR man's apology was not orchestrated by the world's top PR folk??

[Comment From Guest Guest : ]

For the people saying it takes a big man to apologize. Don't forget this guy didn't take questions from the media and he's hid in his room for the last three months.

[Comment From Guest Guest : ]

May each and every one of you be under public scrutiny the next time you have a crisis.

[Comment From brittany brittany : ]

its also the ladies fault...they cant act like they didnt know who he was or that he had a family and children. it takes two to tango

[Comment From Pat Pat : ]

The negative comments about religion indicate a narrow mindedness and a desire to be blissfully ignorant. His mother is from a predominantly Buddhist nation. Given that aspect of his home environment, it should have been 2+2=4 but his mention of it gets him criticized? Get over yourselves people. The fact that you couldn't figure that out in the first place and can't tolerate it now just underlines your ignorance.

[Comment From Kate Kate : ]

Actually, his personal life is not the business of the public. We are not obligated to tell our co-workers, friends, etc. of any marital issues that we may have.

[Comment From Bob Bob : ]

In response to Sam who says he hurt nobody else, I would have to disagree. Tiger Woods was looked on a role model by a lot of people, and they were also hurt in this. The order of magnitude between the hurt he cause his family and others is immense, but if he is to continue to be a public figure both in golf and his foundation then that needs to be addressed.

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