April 5th, 2010
05:35 PM ET

Transcript: Tiger Woods' press conference

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Golfer Tiger Woods spoke to the media and took questions Monday at the Augusta National Golf Club as he prepares to return to golf at the Masters Tournament this week. In his first news conference since scandal broke, Woods said the six weeks he spent in rehab for sex addiction changed him.

The following is the full transcript.

TIGER WOODS: Well, today I got a chance to play with Craig there - I'm sorry - Craig - Freddie. And then Jim joined us on the 13th hole. And it was - just, what a great day today.

Coming into today, I didn't know what to respect with regards to reception. And I'll tell you what, the galleries couldn't be nicer. I mean, it was just incredible.

And the encouragement that I got, and - it was just - it blew me away, to be honest with you. It really did.

And, you know, the people here over the years have been extremely respectful. But today was just something that really touched my heart pretty good.

I would also like to, I guess, make another little comment before we start.

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