Beginning Saturday, Woods said, he would return to therapy and treatment.
"I do plan to return to golf one day," Woods said.
When he does hit the links, he will be more respectful, he said.
"I just don't know when that day will be."
After his talk, Woods hugged his mother, Kutilda. His father, Earl, died in 2006.
The Golf Writers Association of America boycotted Woods's reading of his statement, saying the news conference should have been opened to all accredited media and the golfer should have taken questions.
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