Tiger Woods was full of sorrow and shame today.
“I was unfaithful…I was wrong…I am deeply sorry” said Woods in a press conference earlier today.
But was Tiger's apology a hole-in-one with fans or a shot into the bunker?
“I think he said what he needed to say, that's all we really needed to hear” says Adam Firks, an employee for Bobick’s Golf in Fort Wyane.
Don Saylor is a huge Tiger Woods fan. Saylor says “I like most of the stuff he stands for. I think he knows how badly he messed up as a person, as a man to his wife.”
During the conference Woods expressed his anger against the media for prying into his personal life. Many agreed that his personal life should not have been made a public issue.
“I believe that his personal life is his personal life” says Dave Kamphues, also a Bobick’s employee.
Firks agrees. “It's a family issue, so it should stay in the family” he says.
Today Woods looked to the past saying “I know I have bitterly disappointed all of you.”
Woods also focused on the future.
“I do plan to return to the world of golf one day” says Woods.
Although Woods said he’s not sure when that day will be, he hasn’t ruled out it being this year.
It's a promise many hope he fulfills sooner than later, but for those in the golf business, the return of Woods also means the return of revenue.
“Tiger Woods draws the golf business. Without him, the golf business and the PGA are going to struggle” says Firks.
“The sooner he can get back, the better it will be, because obviously he's a big draw, a big attraction” says Kamphues.
And when Woods finally does get back on the green, many say he'll be better than ever.
“If he does what he says and gets his life in order, I think he's going to be as strong and popular as he ever was” Kamphues says.