FYI, Tiger Woods delivered a speech last February 19. Only a handful of audience was allowed to listen, and no one was allowed to ask questions. FYI, he went into sex rehab for 45 days, and after his speech, he continued to do rehab.
Some of the things he said are:
"Now, every one of you has good reason to be critical of me. I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in. Elin and I have started the process of discussing the damage caused by my behavior."
"As Elin pointed out to me, my real apology to her will not come in the form of words. It will come from my behavior over time. We have a lot to discuss. And however, what we say to each other will remain between the two of us."
"I am also aware of the pain my behavior has caused to those of you in this room. I have let you down. I have let down my fans. My behavior has caused considerable worry to my business partners. To everyone involved in my foundation, including my staff, board of directors, sponsors, and most importantly the young students we reach--our work is more important than ever.
He continued by saying "but still, I know I have barely disappointed all of you. I have made you question who I am and how I could have done the things I did. I am embarrassed that I have put you in this position.
For all that I have done, I am so sorry. I have a lot to atone for. But there's one issue I really want to discuss. Some people have speculated that Elin somehow hurt or attacked me on Thanksgiving night. It angers me that people would fabricate as story like that. Elin never hit me that night or any other night. There has never been an episode of domestic violence in our marriage, ever."
"This issue involved here was my repeated irresponsible behavior. I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did is not acceptable. And I am the only person to blame. I stopped living by the core values that I was taught to believe in. I knew my actions were wrong but I convinced myself that normal rules didn't apply. I never thought about who I was hurting. Instead, I thought only about myself.
He also said, "I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to. I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserve to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame. I didn't have to go far to find them. I was wrong. I was foolish. I don't get to play by different rules.
The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me. I brought this shame on myself. I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife's family, my friends, my foundation, and kids all around the world who admired me.
It is now up to me to make amends. And that starts by never repeating the mistakes I've made. It's up to me to start living a life of integrity. I once heard and I believe it's true, "it's not what you achieve in life that matters, it's what you overcome."
Lastly, he also said, "I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don't know when that day will be." He also said, "today, I want to ask for your help, I ask you to find room in your heart to one day believe in me again. Thank you."
What do you think about his speech?
Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd Phoenix Cup held last March 6 at the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf &Country Club. The team winners are as follows:
Team Champion - Jong Tan & Tibor Marcelino (139 points)
Team first runner-up - Nilo Dalut &Ludwig Ledesma - (140) countback 70
Team second runner-up - Andrew Bautista & Bobby Wee - (140) countback 72-21
Team third runner-up - Soc Cadayona & Ting Castillo - (140) countback 72-22
The individual winners are as follows:
Overall gross champion - Tibor Marcelino
Overall net champion - Bobby Wee
Class A gross champion - Joe Marfori
Class A net champion - Deo Cura
Class B gross champion - General Franco
Class B net champion - Johnny Teves
Class C gross champion - Fred Abundo
Class C net champion - Rodulfo Luna
Class D gross champion - Tonyboy Floirendo
Class D net champion - Cris Yap