Tiger Woods Apologizes In First Public Appearance Since Accident And Cheating Scandal
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Tiger Woods Apologizes, Chastises Paparazzi, And Says He'll Return To Golf... Someday

2/19/10 in Golf   |   Pat   |   5230 respect

Tiger Woods finally talked to the press today, and it was shown live pretty much everywhere. He has wrapped it up, and we'll give you the transcript of his speech, and discuss the details of his statement.

Key notes:
  • He's sorry to fans, friends, family and business partners
  • He knows he was wrong, but acted as though the rules did not apply to him
  • He's sick of the paparazzi following around his kids
  • He plans on returning to golf, but is not sure when he will do so
We'll continue to update this as details emerge, but feel free to discuss it in the meantime.

Here are excerpts from his statement.

First, the apology:

Many of you in this room are my friends. Many of you in this room know me. Many of you have cheered for me, or you worked with me, or you supported me. Now, every one of you has good reason to be critical of me.

I want to say to each of you, simply and directly, I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in. I know people want to find out how I could be so selfish and so foolish. People want to know how I could have done these things to my wife Elin, and to my children. And while I have always tried to be a private person, there are some things I want to say.

Elin and I have started the process of discussing the damage caused by my behavior. As Elin pointed out to me, my real apology to her will not come in the form of words. It will come in my behavior over time. We have a lot to discuss. However, what we say to each other will remain between the two of us.

I am also aware of the pain my behavior has caused to those of you in this room. I have let you down, and I have let down my fans. For many of you, especially my friends, my behavior has been a personal disappointment.

I know I have bitterly disappointed all of you. I have made you question who I am and how I could have done the things I did. I am embarrassed that i have put you in this position. For all that I have done, I am so sorry.

Next, he discussed rumors about his wife assaulting him:
 
I have a lot to atone for. But there's one issue I really want to discuss. Some people have speculated that Elin somehow hurt or attacked me on Thanksgiving night. It angers me that people would fabricate a story like that. Elin never hit me that night or any other night. There has never been an episode of domestic violence in our marriage, ever. Elin has shown enormous grace and poise throughout this ordeal. Elin deserved praise, not blame.

He was sure to note that all blame should be placed on him, and no one else:

 
The issue involved here was my repeated irresponsible behavior. I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did was not acceptable, and I am the only person to blame. I stopped living by the core values that I was taught to believe in. I knew my actions were wrong, but I convinced myself that normal rules didn't apply. I never thought about who I was hurting. Instead, I thought only about myself.

I ran straight through the boundaries that a married couple should live by. I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to. I felt that I had worked hard my entire life, and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame, I didn't have to go far to find them.

I was wrong. I was foolish. I don't get to play by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me. 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.

I've had a lot of time to think about what I've done. My failures have made me look at myself in a way I never wanted to before. It's now up to me to make amends, and that starts by never repeating the mistakes I've made. 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. Achievements on the golf course are only part of setting an example. Character and decency are what really count.

Parents used to point to me as a role model to their kids. I owe all of those parents a special apology. I want to say to them that I am truly sorry.

He discussed where he has been, and where he's going:

 
It's hard to admit that I need help, but I do. For 45 days, from the end of December to early February, I was in in-patient therapy, receiving guidance for the issues I'm facing. I have a long way to go, but I've taken my first steps in the right direction.

He focused on his right to privacy:
 
As I proceed, I understand people have questions. I understand the press wants to ask me for the details of the times I was unfaithful. I understand people want to know whether Elin and I will remain together. Please know that as far as I'm concerned, every one of these questions and answers is a matter between Elin and me. These are issues between a husband and wife.

Some people have made up things that never happened. They said that I used performance enhancing drugs. This is completely and utterly false. Some have written things about my family. Despite the damage that I have done, I still believe that it is right to shield my family from the public spotlight. They did not do these things. I did.
 
One thing that he made clear was that he was pretty tired of the media harassing his family:
 
I have always tried to maintain a private space for my wife and children. They have been kept separate from my sponsors, and by my commercial endorsements. When my children were born, we only released photographs so that the paparazzi could not chase them. However, my behavior doesn't make it right for the media to follow my two and a half year old daughter to school, and report the location. They staked out my wife, and they pursued my mom.

Whatever my wrongdoings, for the sake of my family, please leave my wife and kids alone.

He mentioned his Buddhist faith, and said that he'd move back towards that, after straying in recent years:
 
Part of following this path, for me, is Buddhism, which my mother taught me at a young age. People probably don't realize it, but I was raised a Buddhist, and I actively practiced my faith in childhood, until I drifted away from it in recent years.

Buddhism teaches that a craving for things outside ourselves creates an unhappy and pointless search for security. It teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn restraint. Obviously, I lost track of what I was taught.

He discussed his future plans in the game:
 
I do plan to return to golf one day. I just don't know when that day will be. I don't rule out that it will be this year. When I do return, I need to make my behavior more respectful of the game.


What were your overall thoughts about his statement? We'll try to get a video shortly, but how do you think he presented himself overall? Will he be able to come back? Only time will tell.
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4/4/10   |   myrna_ventura   |   1214 respect

jswol54 wrote:
Color me not impressed.  First of all, he doesn't owe any of us anything, but he didn't seem genuine with this apology.  He was reading off note cards, staring into the camera and trying to create emotions that didn't seem real. 

I applaud him for finally coming out of the woodwork and speaking, but the only people he owes an apology to are his family.

Having said that, I can't wait to see him on the golf course again.  After all, that's why many of us tune in because it certainly isn't the same without him. 

That's true LOL and  golf surely needs him in all aspects  

4/3/10   |   myrna_ventura   |   1214 respect

tweety4hidi wrote:
I agree its between him and his family.

I agree LOL     

4/3/10   |   myrna_ventura   |   1214 respect

tweety4hidi wrote:
I agree its between him and his family.

My sentiments LOL  

4/3/10   |   myrna_ventura   |   1214 respect

hapkido_warrior wrote:
well your not elin, so you have nothing to forgive. he didn't cheat on 'everyone' he cheated on elin and his family, and it's their business not yours.

4/3/10   |   myrna_ventura   |   1214 respect

capeman48 wrote:
Tiger made his apologizies at a place where I live.

That's so good for him to do LOL  

4/3/10   |   myrna_ventura   |   1214 respect

Debi_L wrote:
The most telling part of this for me was his contention that he is returning to therapy to continue to work on his sex addiction issues.  He's not making the jump right back into golfing with "oh well, gave it a shot, didn't work, back to golf".  That part of the announcement had the biggest impact for me.  Of course, actions speak louder than words, so the next few weeks, and even months, will be very telling.

Yes, I believe so LOL   

3/25/10   |   hapkido_warrior   |   272 respect

wrote:
yeah i know i'm not elin but if u were in her position you would agree with me.

maybe, i don't know, i'm not her. Your in no position to make that statement, she may still love tiger and wants to forgive him and rebuild their family...again, you don't know, i don't know. Only they know and it's only their business.

3/23/10   |   hapkido_warrior   |   272 respect

wrote:
i won't forgive him. He cheated on everyone and he thinks that it's ok if he says sorry. If I were Elin I would be so mad. HE CHESTED SO MUCH IT'S TERRIBLE

well your not elin, so you have nothing to forgive. he didn't cheat on 'everyone' he cheated on elin and his family, and it's their business not yours.

3/4/10   |   capeman48   |   3 respect

skonieczkideborah wrote:
I would just like to know why all the other sports figures weren't made to make their appologies to the world like Tiger had to, many other sports figures have done exactly wath Tiger did and got cought, but I haven't seen them on television telling the world how sorry they were. Why Tiger when he was doing the same thing as alot of Pro Baseball, Football and Basketball players have done and will continue to do, I don't agree with what he has done, but I would like to know why he was singled out of all the other Pro's?

Tiger made his apologizies at a place where I live.

2/21/10   |   tweety4hidi   |   1 respect

jswol54 wrote:
Color me not impressed.  First of all, he doesn't owe any of us anything, but he didn't seem genuine with this apology.  He was reading off note cards, staring into the camera and trying to create emotions that didn't seem real. 

I applaud him for finally coming out of the woodwork and speaking, but the only people he owes an apology to are his family.

Having said that, I can't wait to see him on the golf course again.  After all, that's why many of us tune in because it certainly isn't the same without him. 

I agree its between him and his family.

2/20/10   |   wcsportsfan   |   48 respect

As far as Tiger goes, it's really strange to see such a great competitor expose such weakness. I think that this thing is going to be such a distraction that Tiger will never be the same golfer again. The thing that made him so great was his mental toughness, that seems to have gone away. Not only that, but I think this will change his priorities, to compete on the level that he has requires total selfishness, you must be totally absorbed in your own desire to win. That was the difference between him and Mickelson. I predict that he will never come back as strong as he was before, not even close. Will he pass Jack? If he does, he will barely.

2/20/10   |   wcsportsfan   |   48 respect

elevenbravo138again wrote:
Solid work but not reflective of Mr. Woods taste.  I hope you won't mind that I tweaked it-

I like White butts and I cannot lie

You other brothers can't deny

That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist

And a flat thing in your face

You get sprung, wanna put on the brake

'Cause you notice that butt was a pancake

Deep in the jeans she's wearing

I'm hooked and I can't stop staring

Oh baby, I wanna get with you

And take your picture

My homeboys tried to warn me

But that butt you got makes me so horny

Ooh, Rump-o'-pale -skin

You say you wanna get in my Benz?

Well, use me, use me

'Cause you are that average groupie

I've seen them dancin'

To hell with romancin'

She's sweat, wet,

Got it goin' like a turbo 'Vette

I'm tired of magazines

Sayin' Black butts are the thing

Take the average Cablanasian and ask

She gotta back that’s wack

So, fellas! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!)

Has your girlfriend got the butt? Well no!

Tell 'em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!)

Shake that deflated butt!

Baby lacks back!

(LA face with Oak Lawn booty)

Baby lacks back!

 

I like 'em oblate, and White

And when I'm throwin' a gig

I just can't help myself, I'm actin' like an animal

Now here's my scandal

I wanna get you home

And ugh, double-up, ugh, ugh

I ain't talkin' bout Players

I run from y’all like Gale Sayers

I want 'em vanilla and draggy

So find that muffin that’s saggy

Tiger’s in crisis

Beggin' for flatbread slices

So I'm lookin' at rap videos

Thickalicious hoodrats walkin' like hoes

You can have them hoochies

I'll keep my women like Monica Bellucci

A word to the thick soul sisters, I don’t wanna get with ya

I won't cuss or hit ya

But I gotta be straight when I see y’all I yawn

Till the break of dawn

Baby ain’t got it goin' on

A lot of simps won't like this song

'Cause them punks like to hit it and quit it

And I'd rather stay and play

'Cause I'm long, and I'm strong

And I'm down to get the friction on

So, ladies! {Yeah!} Ladies! {Yeah}

If you wanna roll in my Mercedes {Yeah!}

Then turn around! Stick it out!

Even white boys got to shout

Baby got flat!

Baby got flat!

 

Yeah, baby ... when it comes to a female,

My selection ain’t in Black Tail.

So your girlfriend rolls a Esclalade, playin' Soldier of Love by Sade

That really should be Sade’ but you can’t come and partay

My Mamba don't want none

If you've got buns, hun

You can do side bends or sit-ups,

And please  lose that butt

Some brothers wanna play that "hard" role

And tell you that the shortcake ain't gold

So they toss it and leave it

And I pull up quick to retrieve it

So King says you're flat

Well I ain't down with that!

'Cause your hip are small and your curves are straight

But I say that is great

To the beanpole dames in the magazines:

You are it, Miss Thing!

If you give me a sister, You know I can resist her

If red beans and rice didn't miss her

Some knucklehead tried to dis

'Cause his girls aren’t on my list

He had game but he chose to kiss ‘em

And I pull away quick to miss 'em

So ladies, if the butt is concave,

And you want a triple X escapade,

Dial 1-900-TIGERWOODS

And kick them nasty thoughts

Baby got flat!

 

Elevenbravo138again, you are a genius!! I applaud your mad rhymin' skills, as a white guy who loves black women, I am more in agreement with sir mixalot, personally.

2/20/10   |   Aceraison   |   183 respect

cool, can we all just move on now?

2/20/10   |   ApopCane   |   214 respect

The only people he needs to apologize to is his family.  What he did is none of our business.  He was doing what hundreds of wealthy or famous men do, think Jordan was faithful?

2/20/10   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

TheRoss wrote:
I was hoping he would come out and cut a heel promo, declaring how much he hates the fans, and flipped off everyone, and smashed the set with a golf club.

Vince McMahon would have approved

2/20/10   |   bandit657   |   10 respect

I agree Elin did not hiy him. She missed and got the window. WHO REALLY GIVES A RAT'S BEHIND. He really places way too much importance on himself!!! He's Elin's problem.

2/20/10   |   ojekeme1   |   600 respect

maddhatter6691 wrote:
Sorry is just a word, Time will tell

Who really cares if he is sorry. Just get back to playing golf.

2/20/10   |   BlackKat   |   2 respect

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!...i am tired of hearing about Tiger...he did what he did and he's dealing with it...there are more important things going on in the world than his misbehaving...he's a man with money, what more can/did you expect from him...that's between him, his wife and his GOD!!!!!!

2/20/10   |   CorneliusButterfield   |   3 respect

If Michael Vick can come back after his ghoulish activities, then Tiger will be playing very soon.  He's in rehab, what more can he do?
BodySlamXXL.com

2/20/10   |   maddhatter6691   |   7918 respect

Sorry is just a word, Time will tell

2/20/10   |   moona007libra

 He was not cheating with the sport like most of the athletics are doing he made a past time a universal game he made it intersting and entertaining he played like no other player can .this scandle shouldnt take the best of him he was not alone women were also involved willingly they took the money then and they are taking now also and even some are asking for personal opologie what the heck........
whatever he did he didnt owe anyone any opologise other then his wife she should be the one to decide what should be done with them as a married couple ............ as for the rest of us we should be greatful that he played fair he made himself  ....... his personal life is his bussiness,

2/19/10   |   Poli_   |   93 respect

 Apolgise for WHAT?!?!?!? Cheating us out of his golfing achievements because he used remote controlled golf  balls? Because WE all felt like we were married to Tiger and when he cheated, he was actually cheating on us? This story was somewhat more interesting than Olympc curling... no I lie... I actually cared what the sweepers were doing in curling


2/19/10   |   skonieczkideborah   |   46 respect

I would almost bet that every 3 out of 5 Pro figures need to get up and make appologies to the world, being a pro goes to thier heads and the she devils that are always hanging on them, they are MEN and that is what alot of men do, I blame alot of the women for the way men react, (it's like a kid in the candy store dangle a pc. of candy in front of them and they want it) Men (not all) react exactly the same way.

2/19/10   |   skonieczkideborah   |   46 respect

I would just like to know why all the other sports figures weren't made to make their appologies to the world like Tiger had to, many other sports figures have done exactly wath Tiger did and got cought, but I haven't seen them on television telling the world how sorry they were. Why Tiger when he was doing the same thing as alot of Pro Baseball, Football and Basketball players have done and will continue to do, I don't agree with what he has done, but I would like to know why he was singled out of all the other Pro's?

2/19/10   |   Beaze   |   271 respect

I think I'll hold a press conference next time I forget to do the dishes.  Apologize to my wife and family and anyone else I let down.

2/19/10   |   justinedward   |   31 respect

WHO CARES??

2/19/10   |   islanderbehle   |   10 respect

 OK THANKS

2/19/10   |   bayou71PR   |   94 respect

SERIOUSLY? DID WE REALLY HAD TO WASTE SO MUCH TIME ON THE POST PAGE WITH A SONG.DAM THE GUY SAID HE WAS SORRY. OK! HA!HA!HA! LOL!LOL!LOL! SERIOUSLY NOW. LET'S GET TO THE ISSUE BOY MEETS GIRL GIRL LIKE BOY GET MARRIED.GIRL GET'S PREGNANT.BOY GET HORNEY THAT'S IT PLAIN AND NEPAL..............OH!S*** MY BAD PLAIN AND SIMPLE...........     

2/19/10   |   Blackbelt_98   |   2 respect

Buddhism teaches that a craving for things outside ourselves creates an unhappy and pointless search for security. It teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn restraint. Obviously, I lost track of what I was taught.

The teaching is that of non-attachment to the things of this world. So.... we shouldn't expect to see Tiger on the course again, right?

2/19/10   |   Lizzo   |   324 respect

Debi_L wrote:
The most telling part of this for me was his contention that he is returning to therapy to continue to work on his sex addiction issues.  He's not making the jump right back into golfing with "oh well, gave it a shot, didn't work, back to golf".  That part of the announcement had the biggest impact for me.  Of course, actions speak louder than words, so the next few weeks, and even months, will be very telling.

That's what this whole statement is about. It is a required step for him to continue his therapy. He is saying what he has to say.  Having said that, I hope he really does get his life back on track and get back on the course for the sake of his children.  I would hope he feels the need to be able to look his children in the eyes without shame and guilt.

2/19/10   |   DeeRigga   |   5704 respect

Little in da middle, and she got no back!

2/19/10   |   hapkido_warrior   |   272 respect

jswol54 wrote:
Color me not impressed.  First of all, he doesn't owe any of us anything, but he didn't seem genuine with this apology.  He was reading off note cards, staring into the camera and trying to create emotions that didn't seem real. 

I applaud him for finally coming out of the woodwork and speaking, but the only people he owes an apology to are his family.

Having said that, I can't wait to see him on the golf course again.  After all, that's why many of us tune in because it certainly isn't the same without him. 

you don't think he's apologised to them...thats what this whole thing was basically about, that it's between him and his family. do you want him to make a public 'private' apology to his family for you?

2/19/10   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

noti4 wrote:
OH ,ALL ARE POETS TODAY, REGARDS ,MY FRIENDS, I SAY ONLY ONE ,IS EASY TO SAY I AM AN ADDICT TO THE SEX AND CRY.- BUT , TIGER IS A GREAT GOLFER, WHE ARE NOTHING TO USE THE FIRST STONE WHITH TIGER , OR MAYBE WHE ARE SAINTS?

I am very flawed, but also nobody outside of my home looks to me to be a role model.  I respect Tiger Woods, the competitor, athlete and even the man, however Tiger Woods the image and brand are simply not real.  

2/19/10   |   noti4   |   1526 respect

OH ,ALL ARE POETS TODAY, REGARDS ,MY FRIENDS, I SAY ONLY ONE ,IS EASY TO SAY I AM AN ADDICT TO THE SEX AND CRY.- BUT , TIGER IS A GREAT GOLFER, WHE ARE NOTHING TO USE THE FIRST STONE WHITH TIGER , OR MAYBE WHE ARE SAINTS?

2/19/10   |   gdmjrcr   |   345 respect

I would have reseppcted Elin more if she had smacked him along side of his big head. Or at least  if his mother had done it.

2/19/10   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

wrote:
and now, the transcript of his alternate "apology"

I like big butts and I can not lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
And a round thing in your face
You get sprung, wanna pull out your tough
'Cause you notice that butt was stuffed
Deep in the jeans she's wearing
I'm hooked and I can't stop staring
Oh baby, I wanna get with you
And take your picture
My homeboys tried to warn me
But that butt you got makes me so horny
Ooh, Rump-o'-smooth-skin
You say you wanna get in my Benz?
Well, use me, use me
'Cause you ain't that average groupie
I've seen them dancin'
To hell with romancin'
She's sweat, wet,
Got it goin' like a turbo 'Vette
I'm tired of magazines
Sayin' flat butts are the thing
Take the average black man and ask him that
She gotta pack much back
So, fellas! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!)
Has your girlfriend got the butt? (Hell yeah!)
Tell 'em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!)
Shake that healthy butt!
Baby got back!

(LA face with Oakland booty)
Baby got back!

I like 'em round, and big
And when I'm throwin' a gig
I just can't help myself, I'm actin' like an animal
Now here's my scandal
I wanna get you home
And ugh, double-up, ugh, ugh
I ain't talkin' bout Playboy
'Cause silicone parts are made for toys
I want 'em real thick and juicy
So find that juicy double
Mix-a-Lot's in trouble
Beggin' for a piece of that bubble
So I'm lookin' at rock videos
Knock-kneeded bimbos walkin' like hoes
You can have them bimbos
I'll keep my women like Flo Jo
A word to the thick soul sisters, I wanna get with ya
I won't cuss or hit ya
But I gotta be straight when I say I wanna *
Till the break of dawn
Baby got it goin' on
A lot of simps won't like this song
'Cause them punks like to hit it and quit it
And I'd rather stay and play
'Cause I'm long, and I'm strong
And I'm down to get the friction on
So, ladies! {Yeah!} Ladies! {Yeah}
If you wanna roll in my Mercedes {Yeah!}
Then turn around! Stick it out!
Even white boys got to shout
Baby got back!

Baby got back!

Yeah, baby ... when it comes to females, Cosmo ain't got nothin'
to do with my selection. 36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she's 5'3".


So your girlfriend rolls a Honda, playin' workout tapes by Fonda
But Fonda ain't got a motor in the back of her Honda
My anaconda don't want none
Unless you've got buns, hun
You can do side bends or sit-ups,
But please don't lose that butt
Some brothers wanna play that "hard" role
And tell you that the butt ain't gold
So they toss it and leave it
And I pull up quick to retrieve it
So Cosmo says you're fat
Well I ain't down with that!
'Cause your waist is small and your curves are kickin'
And I'm thinkin' bout stickin'
To the beanpole dames in the magazines:
You ain't it, Miss Thing!
Give me a sister, I can't resist her
Red beans and rice didn't miss her
Some knucklehead tried to dis
'Cause his girls are on my list
He had game but he chose to hit 'em
And I pull up quick to get wit 'em
So ladies, if the butt is round,
And you want a triple X throw down,
Dial 1-900-TIGERWOODS
And kick them nasty thoughts
Baby got back!

Solid work but not reflective of Mr. Woods taste.  I hope you won't mind that I tweaked it-

I like White butts and I cannot lie

You other brothers can't deny

That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist

And a flat thing in your face

You get sprung, wanna put on the brake

'Cause you notice that butt was a pancake

Deep in the jeans she's wearing

I'm hooked and I can't stop staring

Oh baby, I wanna get with you

And take your picture

My homeboys tried to warn me

But that butt you got makes me so horny

Ooh, Rump-o'-pale -skin

You say you wanna get in my Benz?

Well, use me, use me

'Cause you are that average groupie

I've seen them dancin'

To hell with romancin'

She's sweat, wet,

Got it goin' like a turbo 'Vette

I'm tired of magazines

Sayin' Black butts are the thing

Take the average Cablanasian and ask

She gotta back that’s wack

So, fellas! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!)

Has your girlfriend got the butt? Well no!

Tell 'em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!)

Shake that deflated butt!

Baby lacks back!

(LA face with Oak Lawn booty)

Baby lacks back!

 

I like 'em oblate, and White

And when I'm throwin' a gig

I just can't help myself, I'm actin' like an animal

Now here's my scandal

I wanna get you home

And ugh, double-up, ugh, ugh

I ain't talkin' bout Players

I run from y’all like Gale Sayers

I want 'em vanilla and draggy

So find that muffin that’s saggy

Tiger’s in crisis

Beggin' for flatbread slices

So I'm lookin' at rap videos

Thickalicious hoodrats walkin' like hoes

You can have them hoochies

I'll keep my women like Monica Bellucci

A word to the thick soul sisters, I don’t wanna get with ya

I won't cuss or hit ya

But I gotta be straight when I see y’all I yawn

Till the break of dawn

Baby ain’t got it goin' on

A lot of simps won't like this song

'Cause them punks like to hit it and quit it

And I'd rather stay and play

'Cause I'm long, and I'm strong

And I'm down to get the friction on

So, ladies! {Yeah!} Ladies! {Yeah}

If you wanna roll in my Mercedes {Yeah!}

Then turn around! Stick it out!

Even white boys got to shout

Baby got flat!

Baby got flat!

 

Yeah, baby ... when it comes to a female,

My selection ain’t in Black Tail.

So your girlfriend rolls a Esclalade, playin' Soldier of Love by Sade

That really should be Sade’ but you can’t come and partay

My Mamba don't want none

If you've got buns, hun

You can do side bends or sit-ups,

And please  lose that butt

Some brothers wanna play that "hard" role

And tell you that the shortcake ain't gold

So they toss it and leave it

And I pull up quick to retrieve it

So King says you're flat

Well I ain't down with that!

'Cause your hip are small and your curves are straight

But I say that is great

To the beanpole dames in the magazines:

You are it, Miss Thing!

If you give me a sister, You know I can resist her

If red beans and rice didn't miss her

Some knucklehead tried to dis

'Cause his girls aren’t on my list

He had game but he chose to kiss ‘em

And I pull away quick to miss 'em

So ladies, if the butt is concave,

And you want a triple X escapade,

Dial 1-900-TIGERWOODS

And kick them nasty thoughts

Baby got flat!

 

2/19/10   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

 Would have watched if it was David "Tiger" Williams was making Tiger's statement.

2/19/10   |   dwyermaker   |   39 respect

 Did anyone else find that eerily similar to Kenan Thompson's impression of what Tiger's apology would look like on SNL about six weeks ago?

2/19/10   |   heelfan811   |   15855 respect

KUDOS to Tiger on making a sincere statement...folks, Tiger is arguably the biggest sports figure in the world...you might not care about this issue HOWEVER, it's a huge story and Tiger HAD to make a statement for USA marketing purposes...this is BIGGER than Tiger's sins...

2/19/10   |   islanderbehle   |   10 respect

Let me make sure I got this right. So for his off-the-course scandals and infidelity, he has to sincerely apologize to his wife, children, friends, relatives, and the kids that he supports through charities/educational organizations and other programs through golf events and if he wins they might forgive him? This is bigger than his on-the-course performance bro and a lot bigger than his swing.

2/19/10   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

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Color me not impressed.  First of all, he doesn't owe any of us anything, but he didn't seem genuine with this apology.  He was reading off note cards, staring into the camera and trying to create emotions that didn't seem real. 

I applaud him for finally coming out of the woodwork and speaking, but the only people he owes an apology to are his family.

Having said that, I can't wait to see him on the golf course again.  After all, that's why many of us tune in because it certainly isn't the same without him. 

2/19/10   |   TheRoss   |   356 respect

I was hoping he would come out and cut a heel promo, declaring how much he hates the fans, and flipped off everyone, and smashed the set with a golf club.

2/19/10   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

Coulda summed it up in 3 words...Tiger Loves Trim

2/19/10   |   sportsgnork   |   44 respect

Probably the only athlete I have heard admit that he felt entitled. 

2/19/10   |   Debi_L   |   11790 respect

The most telling part of this for me was his contention that he is returning to therapy to continue to work on his sex addiction issues.  He's not making the jump right back into golfing with "oh well, gave it a shot, didn't work, back to golf".  That part of the announcement had the biggest impact for me.  Of course, actions speak louder than words, so the next few weeks, and even months, will be very telling.

2/19/10   |   Ryan   |   153 respect

Not impressed yet.  We'll see how he does once he's back in the public spotlight full-time.  I guess this was an OK start, but nothing impressive yet.....

2/19/10   |   joeymac02   |   2 respect

wrote:
I didn't plan upon it, but hit the channel when Tiger was talking and decided to listen in.

In short, my level of respect for Mr. Woods increased ten-fold.  He showed more sincerity, humility, and class than any other athlete facing adversity than I've ever seen.

I am still a tiger golf fan throughout all this cause there are lots of sleezballs in sports and they all cheat on their wives so I kind of expect it, but I have to say that I think that statement made him look worse.