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February 19th, 2010
08:18 AM ET

Will You Accept Tiger’s Apology?

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=""] For the first time since his “transgressions,” Tiger Woods is back in the spotlight and scheduled to speak publicly today. Woods is expected to apologize for his behavior at an 11 a.m. news conference. Reporters will not be allowed to ask questions.

Our question to you: Will you accept Tiger’s apology? Why or why not?

Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
soundoff (208 Responses)
  1. Paul Brown

    Are you kidding me? Will I except his Apology? Why on earth would I need to except his apology. How big would my ego have to be to think that a total stranger needs to say sorry to me!

    This is a private matter that is non of my business. Let his family answer that question for them selves and in private.

    February 19, 2010 at 8:21 am |
  2. ashley schaeffer

    NO! I will NOT accept his apology!! He cheated on me!

    Oh wait, no he didn't. Nevermind. Why is everyone mad at him again?

    February 19, 2010 at 8:23 am |
  3. Jessica

    I don't think it's my apology to accept or not, but I don't think much of anything can undo the damage to his reputation. I think he's a jerk, and just because he admits it doesn't change a thing. However, it's not my opinion that matters.

    February 19, 2010 at 8:30 am |
  4. Kelly

    Why should he say he's sorry to everyone else? The only person he should and hopefully say he's sorry to is his wife. Besides, I'm not even a fan of golf, to me, he's just some guy that got lucky in the game of golf.

    February 19, 2010 at 8:36 am |
  5. Jason from PA

    Yes, I will accept his apology. He is only human, and has not been convicted of a crime. Everyone makes mistakes and after this fiasco, I'm sure he's learned his!

    February 19, 2010 at 9:09 am |
  6. Flecia Martin

    No. Because I don't think he needs to apologize to me. The only person who needs an apology is his wife. He has probably already done that.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  7. Camden Smith

    No I do not accept his apology, because even though his affairs were none of our business – he made them our business and he lied about who he was and embarassed his poor wife with affairs over and over and over again. Shame on him.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  8. TM

    NO NO NO, go away tiger

    February 19, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  9. Mike

    it's none of my business...and none of yours. Let him apologize to his family IN PRIVATE.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:12 am |
  10. Angie G

    Of course I would accept his apology. Everyone makes mistakes but only the famous people are scrutinized and looked down on. He is human and we should not belittle him for his own person faults. I'm hoping he & his family can get through this tough time. I'm behind him all the way!

    February 19, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  11. chris

    Why don't you follow the golf writers and boycott

    February 19, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  12. Steve

    Right on, Paul. Not our place. The press needs to stop whining about not getting to ask questions. Public figures are still entitled to some privacy. I hope he can get this behind him and get back on the golf course.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  13. Gady Mayen - Hamilton, Canada

    Personally I don't care about Tiger's apology. Its a waste of time and press. If he's going to apologize, apologize to his wife. Unless the rest of the world involved in his affairs.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  14. Cliff

    Will I forgive Tiger? Absolutely. Already done. 'Let he among you who is without sin cast the first stone.'

    February 19, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  15. grover

    apology unnecessary, i'm just glad he's finally owning his actions and clearing his conscious, for himself and family. i'm also thankful for his children's sake, this matter was brought to the front now....before a slow freeway chase in a white bronco took place....

    February 19, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  16. Bob H

    Tiger should be allowed to make his famous comment that will be one for the history books. Like the one "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" Let him make his statement and move on.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  17. Rocco

    Abstract: 798.01 Living in open adultery. –Whoever lives in an open state of adultery shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. Where either of the parties living in an open state of adultery is married, both parties so living shall be deemed to be guilty of the offense provided for in this section.
    That is the FLORIDA STATUTE that he broke. Adultery is against the law. Since most people do NOT know it is shouldn't the law enforcers make an example out of this public figure? Wouldn't you think it would STOP at least 1 person from starting an affair?

    February 19, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  18. Dorinda

    I know people want Tiger to apologize but he only needs to apologize to his wife and his family. His real fans just want to see him play golf! I will certainly be glad when we all get past this nonsense of glorifying the women he slept with. We have all done stupid things in our life its just not splashed all over the TV and magazine covers. Let it go away. And I certainly hope he keeps the details to himself. He should not have to bear his soul to the public. We do not have to bear our soul to him. Let's play golf America!!!!

    February 19, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  19. Sandra in SBN

    And I should care about his apology because......? Why clutter up the airwaves with this lame event? These cheating males are making me ill and I plan to boycott it as well. Got better things to do with my time but watch yet another narcissistic elitist male slobber through a meaningless apology.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  20. Laura

    He doesn't need me or anyone else to accept his apology because he didn't do anything to or against me or anyone else other than his wife, children and family. Other than trying to salvage his public image I think this apology scheme is futile. He needs to figure out what he is going to do with his marraige (which is a private matter) and get back to doing what he does best which is golf. Carry on Tiger!!

    February 19, 2010 at 9:16 am |
  21. Mike

    Yes his apology would be accepted. Why not accept it we as a country accept our leaders in Washington for infidelity. In two years Eldrick "Tiger" Woods will be a "Who Dat". Golf will enjoy having Tiger back. Besides he might have been the warning to the other golf pros to get rid of their girlfriends.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:16 am |
  22. clay

    I cant believe Tiger Woods is human!!!

    February 19, 2010 at 9:16 am |
  23. Joanne

    I love Tiger as a golfer and hope he returns to golf soon. Accepting his apolgy is not my place. That is up to his wife. He does not owe the public a darn thing about his personnal life. He did nothing to us, but give us hours of watching great golf.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:16 am |
  24. Ken

    I will accept Tiger having to apologize to the public if everyone who feels that they deserve an apology contact Tiger the media when they make a mistake and ask for forgiveness. Tiger is only indebted to God, Elin and his children. That's it!

    February 19, 2010 at 9:16 am |
  25. George

    Sure I will. I don't sympathize with Tiger, but I do empathize with Tiger.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  26. Lisa

    Kyra, I feel Tiger doesn't owe the public and apology; the only person that he is obligated to apologize to is his wife. This is a family matter and should be kept that way.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  27. Hal Heuring

    How ridiculus will the news media have to get? It is not up to me or You, Kyra to be involved. The only reason you are, is it pays your paycheck! As for the Golf Writers Assoc. They should research sports throughout history! Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Micky Mantle! Why cant we have Heroes that are flawed? Aren't they human?

    No Shame on Tiger!
    SHAME on CNN

    February 19, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  28. Dave

    I never understood the fascination that people have with celebrities. They are just people and the last I knew, people make mistakes everyday. Tiger Woods does not owe the public any explanation for his actions, nor does he own us an apology. This should remain a private matter between his family.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  29. zena

    He does'nt owe me an apology he needs to apologized to his wife and hopefull ask for her forgiveness. If she taked him back then she will be living up to her part of her voes for better or for worst.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  30. Ethan

    Tiger Woods does not have to apologize to anyone except his wife and kids. AT&T are fools for dropping Tiger from his endorsement contract.... His talent as a player in no way is tarnished. I nevver assumed that Tiger was a "Golden Boy" what the press and media and/or Tiger himself made him out to be... No one is... We are all imperfect as human beings. The "Press Conference" is a total embarrassment to America.... Meaningless and useless and foolish. It's "onece again "NON News"....

    February 19, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  31. Ann Jackson

    Tiger Woods is no different from any other man. He's human and he made a mistake. Why are we spending so much time broadcasting his personal life. If God can forgive us for our "Sins", Why can't the public forgive him and move on.

    His personal life is his personal life.
    Let's lift him up in prayer and keep his wife and cfhildren in prayer.


    February 19, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  32. Rich

    Tiger does not have to apologize to anyone but his family. For the GWAA to boycott his statement shows how unprofessional they are. I as a fan and imperfect in my own life (as all others) welcome Tiger's statement and wish him and his family well. Tiger needs to get back on the golf course and the media needs to stop being vultures on his and Elin's personal life.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:18 am |
  33. Danny

    Why do I care that Tiger would apologize, he did nothing to me, he only needs to apologize to his Wife and family, up to them if they accept.
    Nothing he did was illegal, just immoral!

    Let this be lesson to all people of high achievement, there are folks out there that will be happy to see you fall.

    What a sick society we live in.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:18 am |
  34. Paula Raeburn

    Another public apology. If the news media did not cover these "I'm so sorry" events, it would not be news. These celebrities seeking forgiveness would be forced to talk to the people they hurt and Tiger did not hurt me. His wife and kids are the victims and why should we have to listen to his pathetic outcry for forgiveness, if that is his plan. Talk about a slow news day. Why do public apologies by celebrities mean anything. It is for his own needs to keep endorsements. You should not even cover it. Let it go. Now I see it is going to be on one of your news programs tonight.

    Oh, and get over the plane story yesterday. Old news. No more poking and proding is going to bring back any of the losses. His family deserves that. But until something else comes along we are stuck with pete and repeat.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:18 am |
  35. Melissa

    I don't understand. Who am I to accept his apology? The only person that should be accepting or declining an apology from him is his wife. This is a personal matter that would have remained as such if not for the smut magazines that have no conscience and believe that placing all celebrities personal business all over the new stands is okay.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:18 am |
  36. MML

    Personally, I think all is this NONE of anyone's business. It has nothing to do with his golf status. He is the greatest golfer ever and that is all anyone should care about when he will golf again or no!!
    The public is way too concerned with the rich and famous personal lives and not what is going on in the world. We should care more about news worthy news
    Not who slept with who or WHO CARES does any of it effect each one of our personal lives.
    I think we all have enough to worry about in our own lives
    I think the public's appetite for celeberity news is down right ridiculous.. they are just human beings and live their lives just like everyone, trying to raise families; they are no different then us just have lots of money...but why should any of us care. Do we care that much about our neighbors!!!!

    February 19, 2010 at 9:18 am |
  37. Gady Mayen - Hamilton, Canada

    Who cares about Tiger woods. If he's going to apologize, he better apologize to his wife and all the Tigers in the zoo for putting their name in vain.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:19 am |
  38. Mike

    Yes. No where on earth is a perfect person. It's totally up to his family to forgive him for his actions, so if his wife and kids does I do. Go Tiger!

    February 19, 2010 at 9:19 am |
  39. Jose Chilombo

    I will accept his apology because he's no longer a Model for young African-Americans. There's no way his marriage will survive. For his wife, move on, please do not take him back, don't trust this guy , he will cheat again.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:19 am |
  40. Frank

    We don't need his apology, just his wife and children do which he's already done. He needs to go back to work and move on with his life and play and win tournaments. We all live in glass houses, lets not throw stones!

    February 19, 2010 at 9:20 am |
  41. Rodney Thompson

    He owes me and anyone that has ever purchased a product he has endorsed an apology. When you put yourself in the position he has with endorsements you put yourself in a position to uphold a curtain standard. He is not just a golfer, husband, or father he is the reason some people "not me" buys products he endorses.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:20 am |
  42. bobby baker

    Not sure why Tiger would apologize at this point when he is unwilling to answer questions. Is sex addiction just another excuse for lack of self control and moral character and does therapy actually change the behavior of celebrities like Tiger? It appears that not excepting responsibility for your actions is the norm in America especially among the rich and famous.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:20 am |
  43. Ok Akutu

    I don't need his apology. He said this issue is between him and his wife. He should be having a wife conference so he could apologize to her.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:21 am |

    Yes. He only needs to apologize to his wife and family. Mr. Woods needs to get back on the golf course. The media needs to learn that public figures need their privacy, and the world will go on.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:21 am |
  45. Rudy Hypolite

    The media owe his fans an apology. The media created the persona of a do no wrong, righteous Woods. Did Tiger ask to be so personified?
    What Tiger owe his fans ,is for him to go out on the golf course and play golf like he never played before, if that's possible.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:22 am |
  46. michael

    Golf fans will welcome him back with open arms. The only apology he needs to make is to his wife. I just love to see him play the game and in that respect he has never let me down.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:22 am |
  47. Adam Richard Bruning

    I don't think an apology is enough. Unfortunately that in today society it is enough. He will be able to continue his career and he will continue receiving endorsements once the media no long finds interest in his extramarital affairs.

    Men and women like him along with the media that glorifies and accepts this behavior is helping with the demoralization of America. The institution of marriage in being weakened because the younger generations feel that adultery is no longer frowned upon. They see friends, parents, celebrities, politicians and even the leader of the free world participate in affairs with no repercussions. People should be held accountable for their actions.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:23 am |
  48. Angelia

    First of all, Tiger is not the President of United States, he is the best golf player out there for Golf fans. No matter how much the public feels they need an apology, it really isn't necessary. He hurt himself and HIS family. The public is just out to condemn the poor guy. No one is perfect and he ought to be left alone at this time. It's a shame Tiger was convinced that he HAD to hold a press conference to apologize. As long as he has apologized to Elin and their family, no one else deserves an apology. That's BS. Cast the first stone he who is without sin~the Bible somewhere

    February 19, 2010 at 9:24 am |

    President's have cheated, ministers have cheated, and man has cheated, affairs of the heart are commonplace in society. We keep hoping that that one person would live life in a Disney fairy tale, who relates that happy ending we adore. Mr. Woods affairs were esteemed by the public, and press. Strange as it maybe, he finally came out of the cocoon.


    February 19, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  50. Chris, Norwich, CT

    Yes, Of course. His private life, to me, doesn't matter. When I think of Tiger, I think of golf. As for as the Golf Writers boycotting him, thats funny. This behavior has nothing to do with golf or does it reflect on the sport.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  51. Dan Nelson Lafayette,IN

    I like the other bloggers believe that this is a family matter and it is up to his wife and children to forgive him and only if he repents of his sexual sin but he is a man that should be a model of moral values not only to his family but also to all that look to him as an icon in the world of golf.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  52. Tony Abbott

    It depends on what he says, but I already disagree with the way he's doing it. I think he's showing his arrogance by his attempt to control the media. I applaud the golf writers' boycott. I also applaud the golfers who have the courage to stand up and say Tiger is wrong....specifically, Ernie Els. Golf will get along with or without Tiger. I am an avid fan who watches the golf channel all of the time.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  53. Michael

    Tiger's world starts now; the efforts are applauded; basically, Mr. Woods, is human, we as a society need to step away and let the family have their peace; if they wish publicity, then we can hold a media frenzy, right now, let's play golf..Fore

    February 19, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  54. Teresa

    I think people are too quick to judge before justifying the whole picture. Tigger began his entire life as a sport men not as a sex adict. I di not hear anything about bulgar woman such as prostitutes who tryed to ruin his life and his family. These women only want money. Tigger is a man like any other man/victim of poisonous and low value women. I also think he should start a campain against prostitution.I accept his appology. And hope for his turn around to a life with value that we decent citizens support.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  55. Charles Long

    He owes Me nothing! His Wife and those Who work for him are the ones entitled to an apology! I feel so sorry for the media LOL that are upset they won't make a buck off of being able to ask quistions. Do they (The Media Hounds ) think He owes them an apology?

    February 19, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  56. Richard Acosta

    Should we accept his apology? that's like asking if we should put him out of his misery because he's not perfect. He's a young popular celebrity golfer who got caught up in the life. He didn't make a mistake, he just made a bad choice. He is still Tiger Woods and he is still and will always be the Greatest Golfer in his time. That's how we are to know him. So, unless you are personally involved with Tiger, his personal business is none of yours. Let the man have some privacy

    February 19, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  57. S. Baring

    The whole episode is ridiculous. I began enjoying golf after I discovered Tiger because of his potential for being great – or a disaster – or, more excitingly, the two in the same tournament! He made a dull TV spectator sport both unpredictable and sensational. Watching him compete was also a moment when my 6-year old grandson and I came together in shared enjoyment and inspired the boy to take the game up.

    What Tiger does off course is not . my business, as long as it is not criminal or sadistic, and I am sick of hearing about it. I love him for his expertise in his chosen profession as I like other sportsman, actors, singers etc. in the public domain.

    I find this apology and media frenzy so hypocritically typical in American society today. Let him return so golf spectators can not only enjoy his game, but also see him inspire his competition to greater heights, thus improving the game of golf in every area.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:34 am |
  58. Michael Penner

    I personally believe this question is irrelevant, Tiger does not know me nor does he owe me anything. This is not the first time an athlete has cheated on his/her spouse, and it will not be last.
    However, if his apology encourages him to get back onto the links, then I openly admit ill accept because watching golf weekly is not the same without Tiger in hunt.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:35 am |
  59. Kerida Case

    Nosey people get it too. Mind your business. Put yourself in his shoes for a second. His wife should feel some type a way, she got played. What's so wrong about making mistakes its part of life, right? What’s so special about playing GOLF? What about the rest of them on his team who cheats too?

    February 19, 2010 at 9:37 am |
  60. Dee

    I accept his apology, However, I do not believe that he should be apologizing at all. If he is going to apologize is should be to his wife and children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:43 am |
  61. golf fan

    no no no, ... really harmful to my son, this is way way beyond infidelity, makes me think that next there will be sport pornography. kyra, does no one care whether the sport of golf is free from doping like hgh and the like?

    February 19, 2010 at 9:47 am |
  62. Heather

    Frankly, I don't care. It was a personal family matter and for CNN to waste time on this instead of talking about more important things like health care, the economy, taxes and the two wars we are fighting.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:52 am |
  63. Sean Murphy

    We are all flawed, Tiger is no exception. He doesn't owe me an apology but, having said that, if we don't accept his apology then we can accept no ones. Leave him to heal with his family on his own.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:52 am |
  64. Catherine

    This is a matter which should be handled between him, his wife and a mediator, if applicable. This should not be a decision based on public scrutiny. He has always held a high sense of professionalism in the public eye while representing the PGA and his endorsements. His public apology signifies his strength and willingness to overcome this obstacle. Hopefully this will make him, his marriage and his family bond stronger.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  65. Armando

    Tiger doesn't owe us an apology! What he did was his and his wife's personal issues. This has nothing to do with golf. He is not a politician that we expected a certain level of trust.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:09 am |
  66. Jennyweide

    Yes! Then maybe people can leave him alone! Let him and his family get their home in order. Celebrity or not people deserve privacy! Maybe this will shut everyone up! THX!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:09 am |
  67. Jothan Virgil

    First off, Why is Tiger apologizing to America in the first place he does owe us an apology. The only people he needs to apologize to is his wife and family. In Actuality America needs to be apologizing to Tiger for being all up in his business.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:10 am |
  68. madbullfever

    Hey let he who is without sin throw the first stone.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  69. LaToya

    People cheat all the time. What Tiger Woods does with his personal time has nothing to do with me. I feel like he doesn't owe us an apology. That is between he and his wife. All I care about is his game on the course.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  70. Patty Biller

    I personally would, however my opinion of him will never be the same. I hope Elin moves on. Practically anyone she remarries will have more integrity and character than he does.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  71. Tony Mba

    What Tiger committed is sin against God, and his family. He needs to make peace with God, and his family. He does not owe anyone else anything else. And it is not for us to accept or not accept his apology. If this is a Christian nation we must understand this.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  72. frederique

    I accept his apollogy we know that he made a big mistake and this is a matter that should be between him and his wife .I don't think it's are biusness .or the paprazzi

    February 19, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  73. Ryan McCormick

    Why should tiger apologize to me? He did not cheat on me, he did not lie to me? Yes I have missed watching him play but its February, its not like I get to watch him much this time of the year anyways. All i can hope for is that he apologizes to his family and makes a fluid return back to golf in the near future.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  74. Mary

    I will not need an apology from Tiger as his personal life does not involve me personally; the only people who should require one would be his wife, children, close family, personal friends, and any of his many endorsements for letting his personal life affect his job performance. He does not work for me, and personally I think that everyone should just get a life and stop torturing a man for his own personal sins. We're all sinners, do we want all of our personal haunts to be shoved into the lime light. Whether or not he has a high profile it should not matter....why did everyone let Clinton get away with his escapades....I'm not really remembering a "I'm Sorry" from him and most still think that he is such a great man. So here we are, full circle...get a grip, a life, and why on earth should it matter to us?

    February 19, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  75. Jude

    No – I would not accept an apology. The only reason he is apologizing is so he can start playing golf again! That seems to be the only reason for an apology now! Come on – the guy has a lot a problems – that he created himself. His arrogance from the start has caused most of this.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  76. Terrence Cheek

    I don't want to hear his controlled hit job cloaked with a Nike hat attempt at a apology. I'm waiting for those Sweet News Trucks to confront him at his first tournament back on the PGA Golf Tour. Seeing his deceiving eyes as all those News Trucks yell questions out to him is going to be priceless. An Shawn White is crazy for not coming to you for his first interview after winning gold in Vancover. Your the best Phillips an If I ever do anything great I will only get interviewed by you yay. 🙂

    February 19, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  77. frederique martinsburg,west virginia

    I still love you man

    February 19, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  78. ron roppo

    well if his wife forgives him that all that counts who are we to judge get back to what you do best play golf and play house at home.....

    February 19, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  79. John H

    How could I comment Before knowing what he will say?

    February 19, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  80. Tracy

    It is irrelevant whether I will accept his apology or not. I don't think his apology will be an honest one. I feel he is just apologizing publicly so that he can "clear" himself to play golf again. He doesn't care about the fans, sponsers, the PGA, or even his wife and kids, otherwise he would not have had all those affairs to begin with. All he cares about is Tiger, therefore his apology is to get Tiger back to being God!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  81. Barbara Hagen

    Tiger doesn't owe me or you an apology. The only victims are his wife and children. Anyone who puts any other human being on a pedistal is crazy. All men and women are vulnerable to sin, what makes Tiger any different.? Hope no one pries into your personal life cause your on TV! Tiger can explain it to God when he's gone. Otherwise I'm gonna watch the greatest golfer in the world. By the way I'm sick of the other women acting like victims. Too many women will drop their drawers for fifteen minutes of fame and a dollar bill. Shame on them, too!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  82. Charles

    Tiger doesn't owe anyone any apology but his wife, as the the public, he owes no one anything.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  83. Darlene

    I don't think he has to apologize to anyone except his wife and family.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  84. Ed

    The only person should apologize to is his wife. He doesn't owe every blood thirsty American who at one time idolized him anything. Afer all he's just a golfer. Corporate American put him on a pesdestal!

    Furthermore he's not the only married celebrity who had sex with more than that 10 groupie chicks, he's just the one that got caught!

    This kind of activity has been happening in corporate America forever and it won't stop! Maybe now some of these society made larger than life people will now be a bit more humble...but I doubt it.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  85. Wase Banda

    Don't care, the wife & his kids r the ones he needs to apologise to,he also does not need to explain why, hw to the media & fans,
    let him play golf for crying out loud!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  86. DLC

    Tigers personal life is between him+his wife/family. President Clinton was "forgiven" for his misgivings! Right?Tiger didn't have all the "ladies of the night"that are just now coming forward.Leave him alone!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  87. Pam Mathias

    Tiger doesn't owe me an apology. He owes his wife an apology. And all the sponsors that are dropping him, Why? He didn't do anything to them. They sponsor him because he is the greaest golfer. Isn't he still? It's a private matter.I pray Tiger and Elin can work this out.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  88. LJM

    It's funny but very pitiful how us as fans and people in the media feel that these athletes OWE us explanations and apologies for THEIR personal lives. They don't owe us anything! It's not like Tiger cheated the game of golf, raped someone, hit his wife, shot himself in a club, or killed someone while drunk. He cheated on his wife and if you feel like he owes you something for you to forgive him then check yourself into a facility. The ONLY people he owes is his wife and children!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:17 am |
  89. Consuela

    I feel the only one who needs to accept or not accept Tiger's apology is his wife! It is none of the country's business what he did behind closed had no effect on the tournaments he played in. People should be concerned with news that affects them, not some sensationalized story about a human being who made mistakes that hurt his wife and children. Judge not, least ye be judged..we have all done things that we are not proud of (maybe not to this extent).

    February 19, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  90. Vic

    No I do not accept his apology!

    Because of Tiger I now have to call my wife everytime I tee Off!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  91. Tom

    Tiger did not do anything illegal like the other sport figures you mentioned. He did not use performance enhancing drugs or rape anybody. What he did should be between just him and his wife.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  92. Patrick Brownley

    No , I don't accept . Any bets that we see alot of CROCODILE TEARS ?

    February 19, 2010 at 10:21 am |
  93. Jeff Iovine

    Yes I will.
    Your comparison to Mark McGwire is wrong Kyra. One is about cheating on your wife, the other is about cheating at the game for which your fame and celebrity is based. McGwire owed answers because his history making records were in question. That is why he has a fan base.

    Tiger Woods has a fan base because he is the world's greatest golfer. He would only owe his fans an apology if it were found that he were cheating at the game. Non regulation clubs or balls, or like McGwire, if he used steroids, which helped give him the power for those drives. About mistakes in his personal life though? No.
    And I don't think McGwire would have been testifying before congress for cheating on his wife either. You should be able to differentiate the difference of those transgressions for your viewers.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:21 am |
  94. John Woolsey

    I think the best way to express whether or not we will accept his apology is if we do not then we should boycott his sponsors products. This seems to be the only way to get the attention of the better than thou elite.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:23 am |
  95. Michael

    Kyra,who are we to accept or not accept Tiger Woods apology? Those without sin cast the first stone.This is a personel matter between husband and wife.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:23 am |
  96. Michael Paterno

    Athletes are regular people like us that have lots of money.Unfortuntley Tiger Woods has alot of money and a beautiful wife, and theres plenty of women out there who want what they cant have crazy women like a challenge so that would attract them to Tiger Woods.I dont agree with what Tiger Woods did but he is the greatest golfer in the world and im sure milions of people like watching him play so wee need to forgive him let him play and get on with our lifes.America i sall about second chances.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:24 am |
  97. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Just loke the rest of these people on this blog I dont think Tiger owes us the time of day his family was wrong by him not us .

    February 19, 2010 at 10:24 am |
  98. Carol

    Tiger is making a step toward making amends and getting on with life. To allow the news in on his first public appearance could do harm to his family and friends that he invited. It is baby steps to addiction. Ask your own Jane V. and Charles Barkley ... he who cast the first stone....

    February 19, 2010 at 10:25 am |
  99. Rodrigo

    Tiger when are you returning to the Tour? The rest doesn't matter.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:26 am |
  100. Irene

    The only apology Tiger Woods owes is to his wife and family.....

    ENOUGH COVERAGE....please!!!!!!!!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:27 am |
  101. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Just like the rest of the people on this blog I dont think Tiger owes us the time of day his family was wronged by him not us .

    February 19, 2010 at 10:27 am |
  102. Michael Paterno

    Tger Woods doesnt need to apologize to me, but i do think hes the greatest golfer in the world, and i think he deserves a second chance and everbody needs to get off his back and let the man do what hes got to do with his family and stuff.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:31 am |
  103. Murrayla

    Why is this news? I am saturated with our 'news' shows following Tiger's every move as if they are tabloid shows. "Sports superstar has sex outside of his commitment...that's a surprise? that's news?? for that matter how about "plumber down the street cheats...or plumber's wife makes out with neighbor?" I am interested in Tiger for his skill on the putting green, not his sex life. Why do we Americans stand by a 'crash site' such as this watching for victims? as if this is uncommon? It happens every day, in every land, and no matter how much shame we heap upon multiple partners, it will continue to happen, and it is private. Unless he was defrauding his fans by posing as a marriage counselor, the golfer Tiger Wood's infidelity is no longer news!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:31 am |
  104. Bill

    Tiger owes nothing to me or any other fan. The media just wants him to talk so they can get ratings and sell papers. You know who owes the American people apologies, politicians, we entrust these people and they should be honest and upstanding but they are not (SC Gov and others) they sell their votes to the highest bidder and all the media and some Americans worry about is Tiger Woods. Give me a break.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:31 am |
  105. Indrani Hawkins

    We are a nation of people who are quick to judge and slow to forgive.
    We hold the wealthy and famous to high standards and are disappointed when we realize that they are human, like the rest of us.
    In our daily lives, we all make decisions that impact our well being and the well being of those around us. It is because Tiger Woods lost sight
    of his greatness that he is in this situation. Let us allow Tiger to find his
    greatness again.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:35 am |
  106. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Tigers just a normal man that cant keep his animal in his cage every man in the United States owes there spouse an apology .

    February 19, 2010 at 10:37 am |
  107. Parthenia

    Tiger Woods has nothing to apologize for! Everyone knows he is the best golfer that ever played the game! Let’s wish him well in his personal life. Enough said. Come on let’s see him win them all. Tiger Woods is the best and will always be the winner history will bear him out to be. Everyone knows he’s has advanced the game of golf for all time.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:37 am |
  108. Nolan

    Tiger doesn't owe the world an apology, just his family. He didn't cheat on me, the media or the naysayers. Let's dive into the lives of the executives of the companies that dropped him. I'll bet dollars to donuts the skeletons are hanging next to the 3 thousand dollar tailored suits.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:37 am |
  109. T. Bernard, Toronto

    Tiger will likely apologize and possibly mention when he will return to competitive golf, but nothing has really changed by the way he wants to make his announcement. Selfish and self-absorbed! His private behavior is, granted, between himself, his immediate family, friends, PGA Tour members and his sponsors, but, he does need to reach back out to his loyal fan base addressing a few selective questions, rather than acting spoiled and arrogant.
    T.Bernard, Toronto

    February 19, 2010 at 10:39 am |
  110. Tom

    The tigr should be tanked and leave hi #%*% in the rough. We won't be buying any of the products that he pitches. The great game of golf will suffer for a long long time.......

    February 19, 2010 at 10:45 am |
  111. Aji

    I will NOT accept his apology because i DO NOT need to be apologized to. So if any of us cheated on our wives and husbands we would go on national TV and make an apology? Tiger need to not only apologize, but sort this out with his wife, kids and family.

    So in this regard I ALSO support his decision on not taking questions. Those Golf reporters boycotting the press conference are silly. Would they take questions if the roles were reversed? Its bad enough that he needs to deal with this in public.

    What would be asked? The typical silly question that sometimes reportres come up with to drag a story on? So is his wife taking him back...has he learnt his lesson...Did the hot sex make his golf swing better and what happens now...Does he think Sarah Palin is hot...

    Leave the man to take care of his personal problems. He may be a celebrity and I guess the public statement is in order but after that we continue to get on with our lives. I am still looking for a job, I could care less about Tiger who is set for life! I am sure that is what most serious minded Americans think.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:45 am |
  112. KLS

    Tiger Woods shouldn't even have to apologize for this. Does any of this effect him being the worlds greatest golfer? Did it effect Kobe from being the leader in three pointers? No. Who cares. This is between Tiger and his wife. Not the rest of us. He is still the best golfer out there to me. I respect the man for his talent.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  113. Melissa

    I feel bad Tiger feels he must apologize to us. It isn't my business and he owes me nothing. We love him because he is perhaps the best golfer ever. Everyone makes mistakes. Leave him alone!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:48 am |
  114. Mike


    This is a waste of time for news outlets like CNN.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:48 am |
  115. Allan Shore

    We love these because, secretly, we want a hero to talk about America's unhealthy sexual culture. If so many sports people and politicians, etc., have such bad habits, the rest of us are likely too also. So why not use it to talk about why? We could fix Tiger's and our problems at the same time.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:49 am |
  116. Lilarose in Bandon, OR

    Your posts from viewers are totally one-sided about the Tiger situation, Kyra.

    As a former supporter of Tiger since he first played golf in the public eye, his personal behavior has EVERYTHING to do with my right to accept or reject him.

    Tiger's transgressions were public and many happened in public places. Like many wives, his was the last to know.

    Cheaters never quit cheating. Time will tell.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:49 am |
  117. Harold Martin

    What Right does he have to choose what story to cover .He IS still a reporter and should do just that !!!!!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:49 am |
  118. Paul

    There are more pressing issues and concerns, than someone's personal business. This should be handled within the respective family (and or attorneys). The media continues to focus on the celebrity and wealthy, while neglecting middle america.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:49 am |
  119. AJ Scott

    Wow America....Is this the best we have to offer in 'news'. Shouldn't we be discussing a better society..maybe education, since we have one of the worst system in the world...maybe healthcare, since we are '#1 country'-the richest......maybe decreasing crime.....makes me wonder about the future of America...we are lost America....I am ready to move to a better country, where society is the focus..not a golfers infidelities! Sad sad America...

    February 19, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  120. Julie

    I just dont really care. I look to CNN for real news, and this belongs to the tabloids, TMZ, etc. There is so much happening in this world right now, and Tiger Woods' marriage, infidelity, etc....are not even on my list of what matters. Wish CNN would get back to real news. I dont want to be entertained, I want to be informed.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  121. Iris D

    Mr. Woods, doesn't owe anyone an apology with the exception of his wife and kids. This should not be done in public but private becasue this is a private matter. I wish people would mind there own business and stay out of others. He didn't cheat in a golf game, and that's his profession there, everyone else including the media should mind there own business.

    -Iris D.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  122. Shines

    Not sure why this is news. This is a private matter between Tiger and his wife.
    what is news is the popularity of golf since this story broke. Golf needs Tiger more than how Tiger needs golf.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  123. gregg alan smith

    I realize the posted question is about Tiger's apology, but I wanted to weigh in on the golf writer's boycott of his public statement. As a former military journalist, I am shocked they would take this stance. News is spontaneous. Even though he is only giving a statement, the journalist never knows what MIGHT happen during a public appearance. You might not like the rules, but it is professionally irresponsible to say "I'm just not going to show up." This moment is news. Be there. Report it. Do your job.

    Gregg Alan Smith
    Dallas, Texas

    February 19, 2010 at 10:52 am |
  124. Russell Parvez

    My son like Tiger Woods, it's bothering me he thinks Tiger is a great guy.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:52 am |
  125. Ken

    An apology should be the first step. He is a public figure and needs to take responsibility for his actions. If he was to lead a campaign that educated how this happened and how it could be avoided, THAT would impress me.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:52 am |
  126. Ricky Diaz

    I think that everyone needs is to mind their own business and stop brow-beating the situation. The man made a mistake...get off it.
    We expect a PUBLIC apology? Pishh, Give me a break. I love how involved and hypocritical we all are. Keep throwing rocks everyone. And Tiger, KEEP WINNING!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:52 am |
  127. Jacqueline

    I think that all of you should leave the poor man alone. The media makes it so much worse. He is trying to fix his marriage and apologize, and why does he need to apologize to us? He should be apologizing to his wife.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:52 am |
  128. Holly M.

    This whole matter distresses me, not because of what Tiger did, but because the media and the American people should be putting their energy into saving our country and the Constitution instead of drival like what Tiger Woods does or doesn't do. Get real people!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:52 am |
  129. Veronica Ellingson

    I am from the Caribbean the Island of BARBADOS where Tiger Woods got married, I have listened to all those who talk about Tiger especially the commentators who I am sure has a lot of dirty linen in their closets LEAVE HIM ALONE to his wife I say this STAND BY YOUR HUSBAND, we all have done things we do regret to the American Public Leave Tiger Alone It's not your life

    February 19, 2010 at 10:52 am |
  130. Maurice

    I don't need an apology. This is between him and his wife only not the rest of us as the media is trying to make it. We all make mistakes and deserve an opportunity to reconcile. Quit demonizing the man and let him play golf.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  131. David Frazier

    Kyra, those sportswriters are nothing more than a bunch of hypocrites. The only reason they are so called "Boycotting" the meeting is because they propped him up as this "Golden Boy" who is black, and has taken over the sport that has been dominated by white men for years. And what man has not cheated on their wife, either physically or mentally.
    The only person Tiger has to answer to is his wife, and his mother. Those sportswriters are just mad because he won't give them the chance to beat up on him with questions that has nothing to do with golf or sports for that matter.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  132. Peggy

    The sports writer himself said that Tiger is a very private person even prior to this incident and yet, he and others are boycotting Tiger's statements because Tiger wouldn't disclose more salacious details as fodder for their writing. That is just wrong! Boycott all you want. Tiger's fans just want him to apologize to his wife and make right a situation that should be very private. This is not just about Tiger, it also involves his wife and family! Think of their privacy!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  133. Nina VandeWater

    Unlike other writers, I think Tiger owes the public an apology. After all, you can not be a golfer and still be more than aware of the ubiquitous Tiger.

    I am not sure I will be able to accept his apology; I personally think he exploits women, something I'm not in favor of to say the least. He needs to get with a psychologist and see why he thinks he deserved to behave the way he did. He may offer an apology today, but he certainly hasn't reformed yet; I think that would take more time and therapy.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  134. Raymond Lathan

    Tiger is a great golfer. His personal life is his own. He need to make amends with his wife. Yes, I forgive him, if it matters. I will continue to support his sponsoring companies.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  135. Terri

    Why apologize to me, I'm not married to him. I just like to watch him play golf and a lot of other people like to watch him play golf. In fact, the viewing of golf on TV will probably drop if they don't gt him back soon. Anyone who uses a sports figure as a role model for anything other than the playing of that sport is foolish.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:54 am |
  136. daryl stenback

    Hello i'm from canada(edmonton alberta) i think it's a joke how the media is making a big deal over this.The people in U.S have to much to worry about like economy and what goes on in a mans personal life should be his own business!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:54 am |
  137. Yons

    The only person he has to apologize to is his wife. Tiger owes us nothing. We put him on high because of his golf game. Did he lose his golf game, no. Leave him alone. People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones and all of us have made mistakes. Lets be real. Most people feel betrayed because they idolize him. Remember he's human., not a god.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:54 am |
  138. donna

    I'm a true Christian and I would hope that all good faithful individuals would forgive Tiger. I am a female avid golfer and what a person
    chooses to do personally should be their own business. President Clinton, other politicians or Kobe Bryant did not even get 50% media attention. So please I ask that you let Tiger represent the USA as he always has in the past. He has done a lot for our country and going forward he will continue to donate to charities,etc.. I'm praying for their marriage to stay together, because personally I have been through a similar situation myself. I love Elin and she seems to be a good Christian!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:54 am |
  139. Tom

    Is it possible to give a speck of blame to the women involved with Woods?

    February 19, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  140. jerry

    will he turn to the cameras and utter a dirty word or words like he did in the tournament last fathers day? crawl back under a rock, i don't need to watch your tantrums.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  141. Kevin

    This is the same debate that has raged for years. Charles Barkley said "I am not a role model". The question is, should these people (sports/entertainment celebrities) be role models in their personal lives?

    February 19, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  142. kalix

    Tiger's failings are of a personal nature and should have remained private. He has a public obligation to play golf without the benefit of performance enhancing drugs. In that respect, he has not abrogated the public's trust. His private obligation is to his wife and family.
    As such, this should not have become a matter for public discourse. Tiger doesn't owe an apology to the public, the media does.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  143. Jim Reid

    If Tiger cheated just once in a golf game, would he be forgiven?

    February 19, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  144. Han G Thesobs

    CNN and MSNBC have let me watch all the news, that you think is the news, in a much shorter time. I use DVR every morning. This morning I have fast-forwarded everything about Tiger Woods and have gotten 2 hours of your "news" in about 25 minutes of actual watching! That included 3 minutes of Tiger Woods before I got fed up.

    Google attacks from China? Republican Issa said that it would take Republicans to FIX this country's problems!??? Didn't the last Complete Republican Control completely destroy the world's economy and put millions of Americans out of work and millions more bankrupt? Funny how THAT question never popped into Shuster's head.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  145. Raymond Lathan

    Yes, yes, yes I forgive Tiger. He only needs to make amends with his wife. I will continue to support his sponsoring companies.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:57 am |
  146. carson

    Of course Tiger is an icon,it is more than pleasure to accept his apology.
    it is a shame that his personal life seems that it has been left in the hands of the media,the problem is between he an his wife an not the media.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:57 am |
  147. Sandra L Gotto

    Tiger Woods may just be the greatest golfer ever. He has received millions of dollars from sponsors because of what he can accomplish on the golf course. Because of that talent, fame and fortune he is looked upon by our young people as a role model. Along with being a role model comes responsibilty; Tiger Woods has thrown that respect away forever. As a husband and a father, I feel because of his unfaithfulness with numererous women, that he will never deserve the respect of our youth as a role model of a husband or father. If I owned a company he would never again be one that I would have endorse my products. How sad for Tiger;'s wife, children and fans, that he threw away the only real thing a person can offer anyone . . . his honor!

    Sandy, OH

    February 19, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  148. destiny

    tiger woods was a professed CHRISTIAN family man who was not a good steward of a private life, so by having numerous sexual affairs with multiple women, tiger effectively FORFEITED being able to have a private life. he has demonstrated that he is unable to handle it.

    YES!!! tiger MUST confess and seek absolution from the public.

    that is biblical

    February 19, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  149. renee

    The gentleman who was just commenting on your show about Tiger said "he's not who we thought he was" – is anyone ever who we think they are? i think the whiners, those who want to put Tiger on trial for his infidelity, are most interested in more than just an apology. they want to him on his knees, perhaps scratch his own eyes out with a brooch...? please, he does not owe the public anything. everyone makes mistakes and it's the whiner-public peops who put him on a pedastal. Even the greatest golfer in the world is not exempt from human error. i hope Elin stays with him; i hope she can forgive him. when it all boils down, his mistakes kind of make sense with the kind of life he's had. this is unfortunate, but it's human.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  150. Ann from WV

    I like golf and will watch Tiger play. We all make mistakes. He feels bad enough and when one has baggage such as he does "as you say" it is because the media attaches that baggage to a person forever. Back off and let him work things out with he wife if they want to do that and let him live a life without the cameras in his face.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  151. James A. White Sr.

    Yes, Who am I not to accept a person's appology. That his an issue between tiger and his wife. He does not define me. He is only a young talented man. Not a God. Get a life!

    February 19, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  152. Floyd Emdy

    Again, why is this news? Because Tiger is a star athlete with a commanding presence and image that is sold making him millions of dollars. That image has been tarnished and we have been fooled. I don't think anyone should pay him any attention at all. Great golfer or not, his arrogance and deceit has far overshadowed any positive aspect to his nature. He is no longer a benefit to our society.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  153. Dorothy Adala

    Please leave Tiger alone, what would Jesus do? Let the one who does not sin throw the first stone. I think you all are christians. Do not judge!! Whatever he did is a family issue not a media circus? People are very unrealistic men have several mates and they have been doing that since the beginning of time. This is not going to change. This story is only of interesting here but not other parts of the world. What happens to the forgiveness that you are supposed to give? A christian nation???

    February 19, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  154. Ted

    Tiger Woods should apologize to his fans, but most important, he should publicly apologize to his wife and family. When he does this, the news should return to the true heroes, our young men and women in the arms services who are keeping us safe. That's what should be in the news, more than a golf player.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  155. jackie

    Despite all of Tiger's troubles and all of the negative things people are saying about him I believe he is a good guy who just got caught up in all the fame. He just did what so many athletes have done. to me he owes no one but his wife an apology. I believe he is apololgizing because that's what good people who mess up does.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:00 am |
  156. Jerry Daniel

    He doesn't owe me an apology; he owes it to his wife and children and, to a degree, to the women he cheated with.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:01 am |
  157. judy rothwell

    I dont play golf, and never watch it howevere I will watch or go see tiger play to show my support for him and his family because i think all this coverage of what hppened to him and his family has only hurt them more and they need to work to get their family and lifes back to normal, it is no one business but theirs, they will be in my prayers

    February 19, 2010 at 11:01 am |
  158. renee

    One other thing:

    Will You Accept Tiger’s Apology?

    I don't need one. He hasn't done anything to me! And I never believe people are beyond human error/mistakes. To believe this is to live in false hope, especially when it comes to celebrities.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:01 am |
  159. WasNotWas

    This is news? Anything else? Any other celebrities out there to distract us from the major events of the day?

    February 19, 2010 at 11:02 am |
  160. roy

    you people need to mind your own business. go find some real news

    February 19, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  161. Jeffrey Toobin Cheated Too

    Tiger does not owe an apology to anyone except his wife and kids.

    Well maybe the golf community for their loss of revenue due to his absence.

    Is CNN going to cover its own legal eagle Jeffrey Toobin's infidelity issues as much as it is covering Tiger's?

    My mistake, this is called professional courtesy. What was I thinking?


    February 19, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  162. karen

    Tiger Woods does not owe me an apology. His actions did not and will not affect me. He is a golf player. He plays games. His apology only needs to be directed towards his family. There is way too much hype with all sports players in this country and around the world. They are our heroes, please. They play games. Period.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:04 am |
  163. Lori

    Tiger owes an apology to his wife, his Mom, and his family. He also owes an apology to the thousands of kids who looked up to him. He always expressed for them to do the right thing and to follow the right paths in life. Thats what his late Father tried to show him as he (Tiger) was growing up. Well he in turn Tiger you need to take a look at your actions and start over!! Lastly, to all of the women Tiger cheated with who feels he owes them an apology "Get a Life"!! YOU ALL OWE TIGERS WIFE AN APOLOGY for sleeping with her husband!

    February 19, 2010 at 11:07 am |
  164. Mark E

    I see nothing wrong with Tiger's apology and the way he delivered it. His public apology should satisfy everyone outside his family, and the apology "process" with his wife should be kept private and not a matter of discussion publicly. It has nothing to do with his sport.


    February 19, 2010 at 11:07 am |
  165. Sheldon

    Does the world not have bigger issues to worry about. He is human and schtuff happens. Move on. I hope that he and his wife get past this. It is no ones business except between him, his wife and his sponsors. He owes no one else any explanation. I just want him to get back on the tour so that we can continue to see the worlds best golfer in action again. The news media has to now give them the space to heal their relationship and leave them alone.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:07 am |
  166. Lilarose in Bandon, OR

    Tiger wouldn't be standing there at the podium if he had not got caught cheating.

    That is the bottom line.

    It sounds like he is lecturing all of us!

    February 19, 2010 at 11:07 am |

    Anyone who's future depends on what Tiger says or doesn't say needs to get a Life.

    Anyone who purchased a product endorsed by Tiger Woods, and is a was satisfied with that product, has gotten their money's worth and have now grip.

    The companies that sponsored Tiger made way more money than he did, and you can bet some of their CEO's and employees, are engaged in infidelity now.

    As for the media, who died and made them domestic dictators.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:11 am |
  168. Sue

    When a public figure, especially that of a sports star, reaches the level of public adoration they are setting examples. They are role models that the puclic looks up to and they set examples. As the saying goes,"easier to apologize after the fact then ask for permission". So what kind of a message did Woods send? Do what you want and say you're sorry afterwards.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:11 am |
  169. Mark E

    Please end CNN's coverage of Tiger's personal life. If CNN continues to cover the story, you are just as irresponsible as FOX News! CNN has always been the trusted source of news; however, covering Tiger's story any further just makes CNN act like a world-wide tabloid!

    February 19, 2010 at 11:13 am |
  170. Ria

    His apology should be to his wife and family, in private. This should have never been made public to begin with. He is an amazing golfer, that is what is news worthy not his personal life. With all the problems we have in this country I find it sad that something like this is making national news. This is not NEWS, it is gossip. American's need information, truth, and trustworthy reporting, not gossip.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:15 am |
  171. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Maybe atheletes shouldnt get married untill after they retire like Hugh Heffner now there a real athelete .

    February 19, 2010 at 11:15 am |
  172. Shines

    Now you have it. Now can all pedifilers who are still in the closet , Please apologize to everyone and visit the nearest police station, give yourself up.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  173. Don Bielik

    Someone please poke me in my eye so I can break a tear for Tiger.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  174. Dwight

    Tiger dine is d far more than any other public figure ever has. Rick Cerrone is shallow and hungry and sick because Tiger didn't feed him.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  175. Shane Brown

    No more sympathy for any sports player or any other person who is so over compensated for just playing a GAME! Im sorry for cheating, using steriods, killing my wife and so on and so on, take there money away and make them grow up. In a time of our nation at record unemployment, American familys suffering on American soil, Troops in the middle east being killed everyday and we should be concerned about someone who is worth a billion dollars who has no morals, Do I really need to spell it out America? Our troops dont fight everyday for us to be worried about tiger woods, lets compensate our troops like tiger woods is for doing nothing but playing a sport. We as a nation need to get our morals straight and get this country back to where it should be and quit whining about sensless thing like sports.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  176. RickFromDetroit

    Tiger Woods just made me sick to my stomach with his apologies. He appeared to be a sex maniac who is sorry for what he did when we know darn well he isn't and he will probably do the same thing again but try not to get caught.

    His sex partners knew he was married, why don't they apologize?

    February 19, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  177. Dorothy Adala

    I do not judge Tiger. I am glad to see him with his mother. You can have many wives but you will only have one mother.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  178. destiny


    Tiger woods is a MARRIED MAN. Tiger was not available to have other women.

    AMEN lilarose and sue

    February 19, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  179. Stan Jackson sr.

    Tiger Woods is one of billions of men on this earth, he is not a GOD. People seek to destroy him because of his status. Tiger Woods does NOT owe me an apology. Ministers, stars, presidents, reporters, ordinary people and even each of us have done things we are not proud of. I wonder how many people could endure the constant media assault he is under. "He who is without sin let him throw the first stone". Remember this was Tiger, not his family, let him heal. Media dismisses the actions of many public figures and only targets certain people. How many Hollywood stars "party" daily without being "outed". I think the media owes all of us an apology.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  180. Charles

    Tiger Woods owes me no apology. I love Tiger Woods because of the way he wins on the golf course. I admire Tiger because he is his own man. I am impressed by Tiger because of what he has done for the game of golf. What he has done for the game of golf is make it a more attractive sport to persons and youngsters from all walks of life. What Tiger Woods' Foundation has done for hundreds of thousands of kids is what gives me pride in him.

    I did not become a Tiger Woods' fan because of his current marriage and family. Tiger's current family did not make him did not make him the world's greatest golfer or my favorite athlete. Tiger owe's apologies to his mother, wite, and children only.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:31 am |
  181. destiny

    because rickfromdetroit

    tiger had sexual affairs knowing he wasnt available
    tiger's not christian...he's buddhist.

    still, adultory is unacceptable

    rick ceccone is right on

    now i would believe JESUS would say

    "GO now tiger and sin no more."

    February 19, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  182. Heather

    Tiger Woods does not owe an apology to anyone except his wife and God!!!

    February 19, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  183. ronnie patrick

    Really, I could care less about Tiger Woods and his affairs. There are to many other serious, important, more stable issues to deal with, and it is not Tiger Woods. We all need to get over repeating this mess about the private life of Tiger Woods. I was moved by his sadness and that was about it.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  184. destiny

    America is so lost

    America used to be a christian nation, built on biblical principles.

    yes, some of them cheated on their wives too

    BUT we all have a wonderful advocate in the LORD JESUS christ

    should individuals choose to accept HIM.

    but that would mean we would have to die to our flesh, pick up our crosses and follow him.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  185. Ann Schmidt

    who cares

    February 19, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  186. diane

    I think highly of Tiger, it's unfortunate that he thought he had to "lower" himself to "cheat" on his wife etc. But, don't crucify him! What about all the pro football players? or Basketball players? I don't recall anyone making a "big to do" when one of the pro players "stepped out of line". All sports players are role models for the young, that's who are hurt and disillusioned, the young. Tiger appologized, end. Quit beating and tearing his apology to pieces! didn't anyone else ever make a mistake? Hello? this is Tiger, the greatest golfer. Forgive & Forget. Thank you.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  187. Ronnie

    I accept Tiger's apology now will CNN please apologize to everyone for putting Tony Harris on the air. Thank you.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  188. HP

    I don’t understand why everyone needs to sit there and criticize Tiger. He is a human just like everyone else, people make mistakes and if people can not realize that then they are obviously living in denial. I cant think of one person who has not made a mistake in the past. He did what he needed to do, everyone first says he needs to stand up for his actions and get help. He did both and still people find ways to belittle him. Don’t forget people he is human, it does not matter how many woman it may have been it was a MISTAKE. He does not owe anyone an apology except his true fans and family so for all the people who find it necessary to criticize an apology HE DOES NOT OWE YOU ANYTHING. For everyone who is bashing Tiger…how would you have done it differently?

    February 19, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  189. Carol

    Why would i need and apology. I'm not his wife. We hope he comes back to golf real soon. I hope Tiger and hiswife can work thing out. As for his mistress they need to get a life and quick making money on their affairs. They were over 21 and they knew who he was and was married they just wanted the money and 15 seconds of fame. God be with you and your Family Tiger.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:54 am |
  190. stormy lady

    ABSOLUTELY, YES, If Americans and the world accepted a president's weird behavior in the White House, one who was paid by taxpayers and elected by the people, and then served a second term, went on to raise more and more money by other means? What is wrong with the media? Move on Tiger, love is there! CNN get back to the tragic Austin crash, and what about the pilot's family, did they find his body in the crash. Another question? What happen with Dr. Murray who may have murdered Michael Jackson and now has changed his timeline? He's a liar and needs to come before the media like Tiger was forced to and answer questions, what really happen to Michael Jackson.Let's get back to a possible organized murder. Can he get away with it and walk because no media is focusing on him. He may be a hired killer.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  191. RonnieH

    Who in their right mind even cares what Tiger Woods does?...Get a life people!

    February 19, 2010 at 11:58 am |
  192. Teresa Coots

    Tiger has made a mistake....just like everyone else in this world. NO ONE is perfect and he desirves forgiveness, just like everyone else in this world does for doing wrong. If everyone got caught or their wrong doings were known and published, there would be no time for anything on TV other than their apologies. What someone does should be between the family...NOT THE PUBLIC!! Having an affair has nothing to do with their job. If there were a secrete ballet and all were honest.... there would'nt be many whom have'nt made the same mistake....atleast sometime in their life. YES, He has done wrong, but "those whom have not sinned should cast the first stone". We have all done wrong in our life and made terrible choices, but it's not for us to judge. Tiger is still one of the greatest golfer's ever, same as President Clinton was one of the best presidents ever. It a shame the news media has to be a part of tearing down someones life just for the purpose of giving them high ratings. As far as Im concerned, there would be no one left in SENATE if it were made known of all the wrong doings they've all done in their life. Then where would we be??

    February 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  193. Marc

    He didn't cheat on why do I need to accept it? If anyone, his wife should be the one answering this question.

    February 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
  194. James

    It is so unfortunate that the media thinks they are entitled to get at Tiger and report all of the details on his personal life. He has a right to be upset about his mother and children being followed by the media. This has been a feeding frenzy that has improved the 'ratings' of the media. If he does not want to be in the spotlight, leave him alone. Most of the public does not want to hear any more of this garbage. Get focused on the problems with our congress' inability to get legislation passed.

    February 19, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  195. Joan,N.S. Canada

    Yes,Tiger should be apologizing to his wife,family and friends.

    Lets not forget he is the best golfer in the world today and he will

    come back bigger and better.He should be left alone with his family

    to heal. We are all human and make mistakes lets let Tiger Woods

    get well and get back to what he does best.

    February 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm |
  196. Ronald L Jordan

    Tiger Woods does not owe me any apology for what he does in his personal life. I watch what Tiger does with his golf clubs not what he does with his "private parts!"

    I cannot understand anyone who has more assets than one person can ever use up catering to anyone. Tiger should simply retire and tell the haters to "go to h-!"

    February 19, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  197. v.v.

    I don't think he could have done more to express his profound sorrow for what he has inflicted on his family ,friends and himself. How many of the sharks circling for any info have not done things that they would prefer to handle privately. This society has got to get over this need to live their lives through the lives of celebrities. Certainly, we all have bigger things to worry about. He plays golf and evidently has done alot for others and the game of golf so admire him for what he does ao well and quit putting unreal expectations on him or any other celebrity. Do you really think any of us could withstand this type of scrutiny....perhaps some good will come out of this. I know nothing about golf but, I think this man made an eloquent heartfelt apology and shame on the pundits who are enjoying their 15 minutes of fame ....try living your life exposed to everyone!!

    February 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm |
  198. SUsie Fantuzzi, San DiegO

    Of course.
    Go Tiger.
    Just Get iT RiGhT & KEEP iT StRaiGht.
    Go FamiLy.
    Go & Move 4WarD.
    Love U, CNN

    February 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  199. jesse j miller

    I am a man over 62 and I wish I had the same problem Tiger is getting treatment for.

    February 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
  200. Beccy Hinkel

    Will I accept Tiger's apology? Of course. I forgave him long ago. Why? I'm not married to him, don't work with him, sleep with him, he's not a friend or family member doesn't know me and as much as he'd like all of his fan's to forgive him, he has to live in the real world for the most part and understands there is no way that everyone will forgive him, like him or anything else and it doesn't matter. Anyone with a brain knows the important people he wants/needs to forgive him. Sincerely forgive him, not simply saying the words. And only time will tell if they have, won't it?
    I'm unsure about the rest of you, but personally, I've many other issues that are personal to ME that I'm more concerned with, but reading and typing these little comments is a nice way to think of something else for a brief period of time!!!

    But I really do need to know who those PERFECT people happen to be, as I don't need to deal personally with any of YOU....!!! Sorry, time to change channels. Will you forgive ME as I've just given you my apology for changing channels? Oh gosh I sure hope so...whatever shall I do if some of you don't? Oh that's right, I'll live and not care if you do or not!!


    February 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm |
  201. D J Pfab

    NOW WAY JOSE!!!! That was not an apology from Tiger Woods!!! That was an apology from his PR Person/Dept....!!! Nothing More!!!! Nothing Less!!!!!
    'Nuff Said!!!!!!
    D J

    February 19, 2010 at 2:19 pm |
  202. Julia Smith

    Tiger Woods has nothing to apoligize to me for. We are not family nor friends.
    But many of those who feel he owes them one seem to have a double standard. He's a rich man spending his own money on bimbos. Unlike the many politicians that used taxpayers money to fund their adultery.
    I'm upset that a Sen Ensign can get a pass from an "area" of the public and the media...Where was the outrage at the fact that he is not only an adulterer, but used public funds to pay his trick?

    February 19, 2010 at 2:28 pm |
  203. Babsy

    I do forgive Tiger he is human .Their are many people that are doing the same thing but just have not got caught.It was a horrible thing that happened but lets hope he learnt a big lesson from this.How about those aledged14 women why are they all sitting as if they are innocent they all knew Tiger was married They should be ashame of themselves.I feel Tiger only owes his wife and family an apology.

    February 19, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  204. Louise

    The question should be will his wife accept his apology. No one else matters.

    February 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm |
  205. ron roppo

    Yes, I already did get better and start playing golf..

    February 19, 2010 at 9:28 pm |
  206. Wojciech Moskal

    Will you accept apology?. Who do you people think you are thinking anyone owes any one of you an apology?. This is between him and the people involved in the hole mess.

    February 20, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
  207. william sawyer-bowden

    The man is a great golfer.. but the golfer isn't a great man. Maybe Tiger is trying capture his lost youth? But a husbands and wifes personal life is exactly that personal. Let them try to put their lives back together.
    As far as the apology I found it kind of plastic and hollow.

    February 22, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  208. Dee

    It's not up to us to forgive tiger for his "transgressions"

    February 26, 2010 at 10:33 am |