In the wake of the revelation that Tiger was getting his nut like it wasn’t no thing but a chicken wing, the humiliated legend has decided to take an indefinite leave of absence until the block cools down a little bit. Not a bad idea considering that everybody and their proverbial momma has been critical of the situation as more side boos come out of the woodwork, what seems like every day. Woods made the announcement on his web site and it’s a safe bet that we might not be seeing the legend for a quite a while. But you can best believe that when he does come back, he will be similar to Michael Jordan, trying to serve any and everybody in his path.
Tiger’s official statement announcing his hiatus after the jump…
I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children. I want to say again to everyone that I am profoundly sorry and that I ask forgiveness. It may not be possible to repair the damage I’ve done, but I want to do my best to try.
I would like to ask everyone, including my fans, the good people at my foundation, business partners, the PGA Tour, and my fellow competitors, for their understanding. What’s most important now is that my family has the time, privacy, and safe haven we will need for personal healing.
After much soul searching, I have decided to take an indefinite break from professional golf. I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person.
Again, I ask for privacy for my family and I am especially grateful for all those who have offered compassion and concern during this difficult period. Via TigerWoods.com