Tiger Woods Will Take 'Indefinite' Break From Golf
Citing 'infidelity,' sport's top competitor says he wants to mend fences
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 11, 2009 6:03 PM CST
Tiger Woods misses a birdie putt during the Bridgestone Invitational Aug. 4, 2007, at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

(Newser) – Tiger Woods is taking an indefinite leave from professional golf to work on saving his family, he said this evening in a statement posted on his Web site. In the post, Woods used the word "infidelity" for the first time since his Nov. 27 car accident unleashed a scandal. Woods says he is aware of the disappointment that "my infidelity" has caused to his wife and children.

Woods says he might not be able to repair the damage, but he wants to try. He did not disclose how long a break he would take from the PGA Tour. He again asked for privacy, saying his family would need a "safe haven" to try to heal.