Tiger Woods Apologizes, Unsure of Return

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At a controlled setting in the Professional Golf Association's Florida headquarters on Friday, Tiger Woods essentially apologized to the world, admitting again that he had cheated on his wife.

"I brought this shame on myself," he told the room full of reporters and the television audience. "I hurt my wife, my kids, my wife's family, my friends, my foundation and kids all around the world who admired me."

Woods has spent more than a month in rehab after he crashed his car outside his home last Thanksgiving weekend. That incident led to a string of revelations about his private life that cost him commercial endorsements and forced him to postpone his golfing career.

Family therapist Linda Mintle shared with CBN News her reaction to Tiger Woods' comments on his infidelity.  Click play to watch.

He's taken a lot of heat from many in the media, who want Woods to answer their questions. The Golf Writers Association boycotted the event.

"This is an "in your face" move by Tiger and his team," USA Today's Christine Brennan said.

Woods says he won't respond to questions about his strange car wreck and the legions of stories about his infidelity.

"Every one of those questions and answers will remain between Elin and me," he said.

Woods says that he needs help to get his life back together and that his faith in Buddhism will help him do it.

"People probably don't realize it, but I was raised a Buddhist and I actively practiced my faith from childhood until I drifted away from it in recent years," he admitted.

Woods suggested he'll return to the PGA Tour at some point, but didn't set a timetable. In the meantime, he had a request for the papparazzi.

"Please leave my wife and kids alone," he said.

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