"Many of you have cheered for me or you've worked with me or you've supported me," Tiger Woods said moments into his statement Friday. "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."
Tiger Woods spoke to a small audience of about 30 friends, associates and reporters Friday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., but was vague about when he'll resume his golf career. " When I do return, I need to make my behavior more respectful of the game," he said.
From the heart
Tiger Woods gestures during his statement, during which he admitted to cheating on his wife Elin Nordegren but maintained that the issues remain "a matter between a husband and a wife."
Moment of truth
Tiger Woods arrives at the podium at the Sawgrass Players Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Delivering his message
Tiger Woods spoke for more than 13 minutes on Friday in his first public appearance since late November. "The issue involved here was my repeated irresponsible behavior," he said. "I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did is not acceptable, and I am the only person to blame."
A show-stopping speech
Workers at a department store in Berlin, Vt., stop to watch the live broadcast.
Tiger Woods pauses for a moment during his statement at the Sawgrass Players Club. "For many of you, especially my friends, my behavior has been a personal disappointment," he said.
Tiger Woods kisses his mother, Kultida, on Feb. 19 after making his first public statement regarding his sex scandal. It was a long, difficult year for the world's most famous golfer as he also became the most infamous golfer.
Members of the media set up at a hotel down the street from an entrance to the Sawgrass Players Club. Dozens of broadcast networks, cable news outlets and online streams carried Tiger Woods' statement live.
The circus is in town
It often was a circus when Tiger was in town. These women, put up to the stunt by a radio show, played to the cameras outside the TPC Sawgrass course where Woods made his statement.