Live Blogging the Tiger Woods Press Conference
The Tiger Woods press conference will be starting at the top of the hour, and we’ll be live-blogging the whole thing. Keep refreshing for updates…
11:01: “I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in.”
11:03: He and Elin are trying to make it work.
11:04: Dedicated to making sure the Tiger Woods Foundation will keep doing its work.
11:05: “For all that I have done, I am so sorry. I have a lot to atone for, but there is one issue I really want to discuss.”
11:05: “Elin never hit me that night or any other night. There has never been domestic violence in our marriage, ever… Elin deserves praise not blame.”
11:06: “I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated.”
11:08: “I brought this shame on myself. I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife’s family, my friends, my foundation, and kids all around the world who admired me.”
11:09: “It’s up to me to start living a life of integrity. I once heard and I believe it’s true, it’s not what you achieve in life that matters, it’s what you overcome.”
11:09: “It’s hard to admit that I need help, but I do.” Was in in-treatment therapy.
11:10: “These are issues between a husband and wife and must remain private.”
11:11: Denies taking performance-enhancing drugs.
11:12: “Whatever my wrong doings, for the sake of my family, please leave my wife and kids alone.” Re. paparazzi.
11:12: Points to Buddhism. Stop following every impulse.
11:12: “As I move forward, I will continue to receive help. Starting tomorrow I will leave for more treatment and more work.”
11:14: I do hope to return to golf one day, but I don’t know when that will be. It may be this year.
11:15: Hugs his mom after the presser.
His last line was asking not for forgiveness but for people to believe in him again. “