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Tiger Woods takes 'positive step' with Newsweek, Twitter posts

November 17, 2010 |  2:04 pm

Tiger_300 Tiger Woods opened up to the public Wednesday. Twice.

First, Newsweek posted an op-ed piece by Woods, who reflects on the year that has passed since the Thanksgiving-night car accident that changed his life.

"The physical pain from that car accident has long healed," he wrote. "But the pain in my soul is more complex and unsettling; it has been far more difficult to ease -- and to understand. But this much is obvious now: my life was out of balance, and my priorities were out of order. I made terrible choices and repeated mistakes. I hurt the people whom I loved the most. And even beyond accepting the consequences and responsibility, there is the ongoing struggle to learn from my failings."

He added: "I’m not the same man I was a year ago. And that’s a good thing."

Also on Wednesday, Woods made his first personal tweets on the Twitter page he has had since June 2009.

“What's up everyone. Finally decided to try out twitter!” he tweeted.

Woods had just more than 90,000 followers before that tweet; that number had increased to more than 119,500 two hours later, when he wrote, “Yep, it's me. I think I like this twitter thing. You guys are awesome. Thanks for all the love.”

Woods' agent Mark Steinberg calls the moves "a positive step for him."

“He's making the effort to do some things different,” Steinberg said.

-- Chuck Schilken

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Tiger Woods. Credit: Robert Cianflone

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