Tiger Woods Says He's Sorry for Being a Horn-Dog, but it Doesn't Look Like We'll be Seeing Him at the Waste Management Open

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Ray Stern

For anyone who missed it, Tiger Woods made his apology to the world this morning.

He's sorry he hurt his family, let down his fans, blah, blah, blah. More important to Valley golf fans, it doesn't appear that Tiger will be making the trashiest golf tourney on the PGA tour: the Waste Management Open in Scottsdale.

The Arizona Republic's Bob Young wrote an article yesterday suggesting that the timing of Woods' announcement was so he could play in the WMO, but that appears to be wrong.

In his prepared statement this morning, Woods said he was unsure when he would return to golf but that he would seek more "treatment" for sexual addiction.

"As I move forward, I will continue to receive help because I've learned that's how people really do change. Starting tomorrow, I will leave for more treatment and more therapy," Tiger said in his 13-minute address.

There had been speculation that the timing of Woods' address, which happened to be in the middle of the Accenture Match Play Tournament, was an attempt at revenge against the tournament's sponsor for dropping him from a lucrative sponsorship deal.

Even we argued that there was no reason the announcement couldn't wait until Monday.

The Republic, however, suggested that the announcement couldn't wait until Monday because Tiger was planning on entering the WMO, and the deadline to enter was 3 p.m. today.

Unless Tiger is planning to get the further treatment and therapy (he claims he's seeking) at the 16th "party hole" at TPC Scottsdale, we assume he won't be playing in the tournament.

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