"I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. I am the only person to blame," Woods said haltingly in a 13 1/2-minute speech in the clubhouse of the TPC Sawgrass golf club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., headquarters of the PGA Tour. "Please leave my wife and kids alone."
The world's top-ranked golfer asked his friends and fans to believe in him.