(AP) Tiger Woods says he has let his family down and regrets "those transgressions with all of my heart."
In a statement Wednesday on his Web site, Woods says he has not
been "true to my values and the behavior my family deserves."
He offered his "profound apology" to his supporters.
His comments came after Us Weekly magazine published a cover
story alleging that a Los Angeles cocktail waitress had a 31-month
affair with the world's No. 1 golfer.
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 Nordegren, gave birth to their first child.
Grubbs claims to have proof in 300 text messages.
Wednesday morning, the magazine published what it said was a
voicemail provided by Grubbs that she said was left by Woods on
Nov. 24, three days before his early morning car crash outside his
home near Orlando.
In his statement, Woods did not offer details of any alleged
"I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father
that my family deserves," he said.
He also said he has been "dismayed to realize the full extent
of what tabloid scrutiny really means."
Despite the "intense curiosity" about his life, Woods said
"there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the
right to some simple, human measure of privacy."
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