Feb 18, 2010, 11:00 AM EST
Of course if Tiger Woods’ media statement is going to be leaked, it might as well end up in the hands of a country & western radio station in Asheville, NC. WKSF FM 99.9 has what it says is the text of Woods’ message to the troops, scheduled in less than 24 hours from PGA Tour headquarters in Florida. There’s no information on where they got it, so I can’t vouch for the authenticity. But one thing I can vouch for are the cool, rockin’ vocal stylings of Carrie Underwood, on KISS Country 99.9. From their site:
Here’s the text that’s being leaked of Tiger Woods’ speech scheduled for Friday, 2/19 at 11AM (ET):
“Directly to the point there is no one to blame but me for the mess I have put my wife and family through. I accept total and complete responsibility. My wife and I have been trying to work things out but sadly things have not worked out. Again all the blame is upon me.”
The statement continues following the jump.
“We have decided to live apart with me having mutually agreed upon times when I can be with our children. I know that the world wants all the details of what transpired in our marriage but that is between my wife and I and will remain that way. I have to get on my life and that means playing golf again. I have contacted The Masters and have informed them that my plan is to resume The Masters and they have said that they would welcome me with open arms. For that I am most grateful for I deserve nothing. Finally I want to thank all my fans around the world for standing by me when I let you down horribly. I failed all of you about as badly as a person can. I apologize to everyone of you. I promise all of you that you will see a new Tiger Woods, a better Tiger Woods and I will not let you down. Now I’d like, by the grace of God and with His help, to get back to what I do best and that is playing golf. See you all at The Masters. God Bless you all. Tiger Woods.”
Nothing surprising here really; except for Tiger playing the God card so heavily. It’s pretty much what was promised in a statement on his web site on Thursday.
The consensus seems to be “That’s some made-up BS right there.” Yeah, it does look like a rather clunky little speech. But if it is fake, shouldn’t it at least be funny? Very odd.
UPDATE: Another red flag. Neither of the radio stations I contacted about this have returned my emails.
UPDATE: The New York Daily News reports that a representative of Tiger Woods has told them the purported transcript “is absolutely false.” Glenn Greenspan, spokesman for the Tiger Woods Foundation, would not address the specifics of the supposed statement which was obtained by a North Carolina country & western radio station.
Tiger Woods statement leaked [99 Kiss Country]
Radio goof? ‘Leaked’ transcript of Tiger Woods apology is ‘absolutely false,’ says Team Tiger [New York Daily News]
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