Golf: Tiger Woods said he let his family down with “transgressions” he regrets “with all of my heart,” and that he will deal with his personal life behind closed doors.
His statement Wednesday follows a cover story in Us Weekly magazine that reports a Los Angeles cocktail waitress claims she had a 31-month affair with the world’s No. 1 golfer.
“I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves,” Woods said on his Web site. “I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.
“I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart.
“I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology.”
The cocktail waitress, Jaimee Grubbs, told the magazine she met Woods at a Las Vegas nightclub the week after the 2007 Masters – two months before Woods’ wife, Elin, gave birth to their first child. Grubbs claims to have proof in 300 text messages.
About three hours before Woods’ statement, the magazine published what it said was a voicemail – provided by Grubbs – that Woods left on her phone Nov. 24, three days before his middle-of-the-night car crash outside his home in Florida.
Woods continued to say accounts that physical violence played a role in his Friday morning car crash were “utterly false and malicious.”
Two Chiefs named to rosters
Hockey: Hockey Canada and USA Hockey announced training camp rosters, including Spokane Chiefs Jared Cowen and Tyler Johnson, to select teams for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships.
Cowen, the Chiefs’ captain, is among the 36 players, including 10 from the Western Hockey League, invited to take part in Canada’s National Junior selection camp Dec. 12-16 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Johnson, a Spokane native, is one of two WHL players headed to the U.S camp in Grand Forks, N.D., Dec. 17-19.
Spokane defenseman Stefan Ulmer is headed to the tournament with the Austrian team.
The tourney runs Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Regina.
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