Tiger Woods Apology Video – Was It For Real Or For Show?

So today was the day.

Tiger Woods spoke publicly this morning for the first time since his world came crashing down (pun intended) last November.

I don’t know what you thought of the little PR stunt, but I was not at all impressed. There does seem to be a fairly large consensus that Tiger was a little less than sincere, however. Personally, I didn’t see a single shred of real remorse – or even true embarrassment, for that matter – in his tense face the whole 13 minutes.

The only time I actually believed him was when he defended his wife and said she didn’t hit him “that night or any other night.” It sort of bummed me out, actually, because I was hoping that if Elin is truly staying with Tiger, she’d at least get a few good swings in first.

In summary, Tiger Woods claims he’s sorry and he’s got a lot to work on, and he doesn’t know when he’ll be returning to professional golf.

TMZ breaks down Tiger’s speech into bite size pieces:

— Tiger described his behavior as “irresponsible and selfish.”

— “I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated.”

— “I have bitterly disappointed all of you … I am so sorry.”

— “I thought I could get away with anything I wanted to … I thought I was entitled … I don’t get to play by different rules.”

— “As Elin pointed out to me, my real apology to her will not come in the form of words; it will come from my behavior over time.”

— “I ask you to find room in your heart to one day believe in me again.”

— “I do plan to return to golf one day, but I don’t know when that will be.”

— “Starting tomorrow, I will leave for more treatment and more therapy.”

— “Parents used to point to me as a role model for their kids. I owe all those families a special apology.”

— Tiger Woods says he wants to get back to his Buddhist roots.

— “I have bitterly disappointed all of you … I am so sorry.”

— About the paparazzi: “Leave my wife and kids alone.”

— Tiger said he has never used performance enhancing drugs.

— “Elin didn’t hit me that night or any other night … Elin deserves praise, not blame.”

— Tiger apologized to the people who work for him and his foundation.

— Tiger Woods hugged his mom and went down the line hugging each person in attendance.

— Among the people in attendance: Tiger Woods’ mom, longtime friend Bryon Bell, and PGA Tour commish Tim Finchem.


More on Tiger Woods and his apology:

PGA Tour Comissioner: Tiger’s Speech Was Heartfelt – Hollyscoop

Nike accepts Tiger Woods’ apology – The Blemish

Tiger Woods’ Mom Says She’s ‘So Proud’ of Him – The Insider

Joslyn James had a press conference, too – The Superficial

Tiger Woods’ Speech: What His Body Language Reveals – UsMagazine

Watch Tiger Woods give his apology speech. What do you think of his sincerity?

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