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Tiger Woods amazed by positive reception at Masters

April 5, 2010 | 11:32 am

Tiger Woods says he was "blown away" by the positive reception he received from the fans during his practice round Monday at the Masters in Augusta, Ga.

Woods said he felt it was "incredible" that fans still cheered for him.

He also apologized to his fellow PGA players for any distractions that the media reaction to his ongoing sex scandal may have caused.

Woods, who said he missed the competition and being around his friends, said the most difficult part was "having to look at myself in a light I never wanted to look at myself."

Woods acknowledged spending 45 days in rehabilitation "to take a hard look at myself. And I'm a better person coming out than I was going in."

When asked about the nature of his rehabilitation therapy, Woods said, "That's personal, thank you," and added that his therapy would be ongoing.

-- Tribune News Services