Friday, December 11, 2009

Official Statement from Tiger Woods Announcing He Is "Taking Hiatus from Golf"

Tiger Woods taking hiatus from golf
By Tiger Woods

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.
Not a good start for the “natural experiment” of Jacob Mincer’s labor economics advanced by Matthew Kahn that suggested that Tiger Woods would be playing more golf. (See: Rizzo)


  1. Nobody's perfect. Somebody should give him another chance. He's a great golfer and he already said his peace. Let's just hope that healing follows soon with his family.

  2. Everyone make mistakes in life. Just have to move on