Tiger apologizes to golfers, praises fans

(AP) - Saying the reception of the Augusta National fans "blew me away," Tiger Woods began his comeback from a devastating personal scandal Monday by refusing to say why heentered rehab but stressing that he wasn't addicted to prescriptiondrugs.

Woods also said that that he had five stitches in his mouth after the infamous Thanksgiving night car crash that led to revelations of a sordid private life. He said that his wife, Elin,would not be with him at the Masters.

Woods said he made "some incredibly bad decisions" and "hurtso many people." He again said that he takes all the blame forallowing his life to fall apart.

He said he expects to win the Masters.

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