Tiger Woods says he let family down

(AP) - Tiger Woods said he let his familydown with "transgressions" he regrets "with all of my heart,"and that he will deal with his personal life behind closed doors.

His statement Wednesday follows a cover story in Us Weeklymagazine that reports a Los Angeles cocktail waitress claims shehad a 31-month affair with the world's No. 1 golfer.

"I have not been true to my values and the behavior my familydeserves," Woods said on his Web site. "I am not without faultsand I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior andpersonal failings behind closed doors with my family. Thosefeelings should be shared by us alone."

Woods did not offer details of any alleged relationship.

"I have let my family down and I regret those transgressionswith all of my heart," he said.

"I will strive to be a better person and the husband and fatherthat my family deserves," Woods said. "For all of those who havesupported me over the years, I offer my profound apology."

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