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Tiger Woods faced the cameras today and apologized for his "irresponsible and selfish" extramarital affairs.
"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," Woods said during his 14-minute statement delievered at a news conference in Florida today.
Woods hugged his mother, but not his wife. Elin wasn't there.
But he did want to clear up some misconceptions about her.
"Some people have speculated that Elin somehow hurt or attacked me on Thanksgiving night. It angers me that people would fabricate a 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. Elin has shown enormous grace and poise throughout this ordeal. Elin deserves praise, not blame."
Tiger admitted he 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."
Tiger said he's not sure when he'll return to golf. He's heading back to rehab. He's hoping his fans can forgive him.
"Today I want to ask for your help. I ask you to find room in your heart to one day believe in me again."
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Tonight on 360°, Tom Foreman looks beyond Tiger's performance in front of the cameras to what those cameras really captured. Things you might have missed.
Plus, how Tiger's message and adultery are seen by both women and men. John Gray, author of the best-selling book "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" joins us to help tackle that angle.
We also continue to follow the Conservative Political Action Conference, or C-PAC, in Washington. Will the Tea partiers join forces with Republicans, and from their point of view, should they? We've got the raw poltics.
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Anderson also has an interview with one of the missionaries released from Haiti this week. See if Jim Allen knew Laura Silsby before heading to Haiti. Allen also responded to questions about the documents Silsby said she had to take the 33 Haitian children into the Dominican Republic.
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