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Tiger Woods' Friday appearance will be first in three months

Tiger_300 Tiger Woods is set to make his first public appearance since his extramarital escapades became worldwide news, with the announcement of a Friday briefing at PGA Tour headquarters in Florida to apologize for his infidelity.

Golf’s No. 1 attraction will take the podium at 8 a.m. PT on Friday at the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse, though his appearance could be very short. Reports say Woods will make a statement and will not take questions.

Attendance also will be limited to “a small group of friends, colleagues and close associates,” according to a two-paragraph statement sent via e-mail.

“While Tiger feels that what happened is fundamentally a matter between he and his wife, he also recognizes that he has hurt and let down a lot of other people who were close to him,” the statement said. “He also let down his fans. He wants to begin the process of making amends and that’s what he’s going to discuss.”

Woods has not appeared publicly since late November, when he crashed his SUV into a fire hydrant and a tree outside his Florida home in an apparent hurried wee-hours departure from his home the day after Thanksgiving.

More later on latimes.com/sports.

-- Jeff Shain, Orlando Sentinel

Photo: Tiger Woods doffs his cap after he's defeated by Tim Clark last year in the Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

 
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