Tiger Woods is finally “breaking his silence” and apologizing publicly for the sex scandal that shocked the world. For about ten weeks he has taken a break from golf and the public eye (as much as he could) and spent some time at a clinic in Mississippi being treated for a sex addiction. So, he will come clean (ha) in a press conference on Friday.
Before he decided to shy away from public scrutiny, he told the media he wanted to repair his damaged relationship with wife Elin Nordegren, and declared he needed to “be a better husband, father and person”. Woods also expected to reveal his inclusion in the upcoming PGA Tour at the press conference.
Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, said that Woods is “looking forward” to taking the next step and making his public apology. A statement posted on Woods’ website says: “While Tiger feels that what happened is fundamentally a matter between him and his wife, he also recognizes that he has hurt and let down a lot of other people who were close to him. He also let down his fans. He wants to begin the process of making amends, and that’s what he’s going to discuss.”
What’s humorous is that he looks the complete opposite of apologetic on the cover of Vanity Fair, which came out right as the scandal was breaking. Ironically, the photos were shot long before the sex scandal became known. In his cover photo, taken by Annie Leibovitz, Woods puts on his best bad-ass self, glaring at the camera, shirtless, mid-bicep-curl. The headline reads: “The Mystery of a Sports Superstar We Thought We Knew.” Maybe they already knew something we didn’t.
The press conference will take place this Friday, February 19, at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.