Tiger Woods apologized–not like a Jason Giambi apology, but like a real apology–in Florida today, while both condemning his own transgressions (my word) and praising his wife Elin for her grace and poise (his words). He also said that he’ll be returning to the tour (though he didn’t set a date) and thanked his family and friends for their support. Tiger didn’t wear his wedding ring to his speech (though he typically didn’t wear one before the fact). In other words, nothing to see here.
I don’t know what it is about someone finally coming in front of a camera and spilling their guts that allows people to move past a certain event, but I expect that to happen now that Tiger, without answering questions, has answered questions. He appeared sincere, with tears welling up in his eyes as he began to speak. He appeared poised, and perhaps over-rehearsed, but one would expect that even with help from his handlers that Tiger had been preparing for this encounter since his self-imposed exile late last year.
Whatever, Tiger. I’m good. Just get back out on the golf course. When you’re ready.Video of the speech after the jump.