I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children.
People don't understand that when I grew up, I was never the most talented. I was never the biggest. I was never the fastest. I certainly was never the strongest. The only thing I had was my work ethic, and that's been what has gotten me this far.
I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.
I've been a gamer all my life.
If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person's life in a positive light, and that's what I want to do. That's what it's all about.
Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter.
I miss hanging out with my friends, getting in a little trouble. I have to be so guarded now.
Green and black go well together, don't they?
Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
You can always become better.
For many my behavior has been a major disappointment, my behavior has caused considerable worry to my business partners, and everyone involved in my business, but most importantly to the young people we influence, I apologize.
My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.
I love to play golf, and that's my arena. And you can characterize it and describe it however you want, but I have a love and a passion for getting that ball in the hole and beating those guys.
And I don't cook, either. Not as long as they still deliver pizza.
Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions.
The amount of meetings I've been in - people would be shocked. But that's how you gain experience, how you can gain knowledge, being in meetings and participating. You learn and grow.
Don't force your kids into sports. I never was. To this day, my dad has never asked me to go play golf. I ask him. It's the child's desire to play that matters, not the parent's desire to have the child play. Fun. Keep it fun.
I'm aware if I'm playing at my best I'm tough to beat. And I enjoy that.
Money and fame made me believe I was entitled. I was wrong and foolish.
Michael left because of the Bulls' management, not because he'd lost his love of playing the game.
Winning is not always the barometer of getting better.
I don't get to live by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me.
I did envisage being this successful as a player, but not all the hysteria around it off the golf course.
There's no sense in going to a tournament if you don't believe that you can win it. And that is the belief I have always had. And that is not going to change.
I'm not as far along as Jack Nicklaus was at this age, but I'm trying.
I don't believe that human beings can achieve ultimate enlightenment, because humans have flaws.
Sensationalism sells: Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story.
America's a melting pot, all races, cultures, religious choices.
Well, you know, a lot of people look at the negative things, the things that they did wrong and - which I do. But I like to stress on the things I did right, because there are certain things that I like to look at from a positive standpoint that are just positive reinforcement.
I've always had that knack for staying pretty even keel and the more the situation gets tense the more I see things clearly and I think that's just a knack that I've always had.
It will always be the ball and me.
My main focus is on my game.
The virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one's own family.
To have the opportunity to complete the slam at the Open at St Andrews, the home of golf, is something I will never ever forget.
To be able to hold all four majors - the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, PGA - all concurrently I think is the Grand Slam. But a lot of people have a different opinions on that. People think you have to win it in the same calendar year.
I'm addicted. I'm addicted to golf.
My dad used to say, 'Just because you dress up in a coat and tie, it doesn't influence your intelligence.'
A lot of times I blend in a little bit easier because I'm not like a basketball player who's going to stand out because of his height.
I want to be what I've always wanted to be: dominant.
If money titles meant anything, I'd play more tournaments. The only thing that means a lot to me is winning. If I have more wins than anybody else and win more majors than anybody else in the same year, then it's been a good year.
I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled, and thanks to money and fame, I didn't have to go far to find them.
People don't really bother me as much as you might think.
I thoroughly enjoy getting away from the game and going out fishing because it's so relaxing, so quiet and peaceful. I mean, there's no noise other than nature - and it's so different from what I do in a tournament situation that it just eases my mind.
I mean, as an athlete, as a competitor, you have to have that belief in yourself.
I'm committed to try to make the product the best I possibly can.
Golf is something I do selfishly for myself.
My father had always called me Sam since the day I was born. He rarely ever called me Tiger. I would ask him, 'Why don't you ever call me Tiger?' He says, 'Well, you look more like a Sam.
As you all know, I'm kind of a perfectionist.
I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart.
Every sport evolves. Every sport gets bigger and more athletic, and you have to keep up.
In therapy I have learned the importance of keeping spiritual life and professional life balanced. I need to regain my balance.
As a child, the family that I had and the love I had from my two parents allowed me to go ahead and be more aggressive, to search and to take risks knowing that, if I failed, I could always come home to a family of love and support.
Hopefully I'll continue to have the success I've had.
I wake up every day and I can't wait to go to work, and that's a gift. Not too many people have the opportunity to feel that way.
I will have to earn trust and respect from my kids.
I lost my ability to will things to happen.
My mother was right when she said that turning pro would take away my youth.
Life has been good.
I look at a streak as I don't lose - literally.
The Masters is where I won my first major, and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta.
I'll tell you what, I've been in some seriously bad places playing golf and it's just part of the game.
All that really matters is I have two beautiful kids, and I'm trying to be the best dad I can possibly be, and that's the most important thing of all.
I love to compete. That's the essence of who I am.
The major championships have always been a special focus in my career, and as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be.
I really miss a lot of my friends out there.
I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves.
I always come from truth.
Golf is me.
The joy I get from winning a major championship doesn't even compare to the feeling I get when a kid writes a letter saying: 'Thank you so much. You have changed my life.'
I'm going to try to keep getting better.
The thing you don't dream about as a kid is all the peripheral stuff that comes with success.
All I can say is that I'm getting married in the future. I've narrowed it down to that.
I'd gotten away from my Buddhism. And I quit meditating.
I'm getting back to my old roots.
I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don't know when that day will be.
Everyone wants to get a piece of me.
If you're lucky to have three close people in your life, you're blessed.
A lot has transpired in my life.
There are golfers everywhere who may never get a chance to play a links course in Scotland, a tree-lined course in America or the sand belts of Australia. Hopefully I can bring some of those elements into their backyards.
I think that in itself, if you're a true golfer, you'll see specific things you need to work on. Much cheaper than private lessons.
There are still courses in the United States that I am not allowed to play because of the color of my skin.
I don't make any rules.
The majority of my blood is Asian.
It's cool now to play golf.
I started changing my swing in late 1999.
You can win all the tournaments you want, but the majors are what you're remembered for. It's how you're measured as a champion in our sport. The majors are where it's at.
I believe in Buddhism. Not every aspect, but most of it. So I take bits and pieces.
Golf is evolving, every day, every shot.
I stopped living according to my core values. I knew what I was doing was wrong but thought only about myself and thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to.
I have been fortunate to have my game peak at the right times.
I've gotten more buff.
My mom was tough.
I really don't feel like playing anymore.
I remember there was a time when people were saying I could never win again.
I've done some pretty bad things in my life.
I probably will have to become more political down the road when my playing days are done, because I'm going to have to have the support of others to grow my foundation.
Everyone knows what the Masters is, even if you're a non-golfer. People know what Wimbledon is. They know what the Super Bowl is. There are certain events that people just know about.
My kids are doing just great.
I miss college.
Golf has made me and shaped me into the person I am here today.