In the wake of all the Tiger Woods drama and growing number of alleged mistresses, the world's most famous golfer announced that he will be taking a break from the sport. He's been hiding out since his post-Thanksgiving car accident cracked open the image of his perfect life and marriage. Since then it's been impossible to avoid all the headlines, women, and news stories about Tiger. His latest statement on his website reads:
"I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children. I want to say again to everyone that I am profoundly sorry and that I ask forgiveness. It may not be possible to repair the damage I've done, but I want to do my best to try.
I would like to ask everyone, including my fans, the good people at my foundation, business partners, the PGA Tour, and my fellow competitors, for their understanding. What's most important now is that my family has the time, privacy, and safe haven we will need for personal healing.
After much soul searching, I have decided to take an indefinite break from professional golf. I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person.
Again, I ask for privacy for my family and I am especially grateful for all those who have offered compassion and concern during this difficult period."
So tell us — are you surprised that Tiger announced this break from golf?