Tearful Tiger Woods has made a full and frank apology for cheating on his wife with a succession of blonde, curvy glamour models, actresses and cocktail waitresses.
The world number one golfer was talking publicly for the first time since the scandal surrounding his private life erupted in late November last year.
"I was unfaithful, I had affairs and I cheated. What I did was unacceptable," said the 14-time major winner. "In fact, I was so ashamed of myself I had to do it over and over again, in a variety of degrading positions, to really understand how bad I had behaved."
Addressing his personal issues, he said: "It is hard to admit that I need help but I do. Whenever I was approached by one of these gorgeous women, and they intimated they wanted to have sex with me, I just said 'Yes'. And I kept on saying it. For many, many hours"
"My therapist tells me this is wrong, and it is disrespectful. I don;t yet fully understand this, but she's a looker, so I'm going with the flow for the moment".
Woods said he did not rule out returning to golf this year but indicated he did not as yet have a date. He did confirm that he has several phone numbers, however, and was feeling hopeful.
"I do plan to return to golf one day," he said. "I just don't know when that day will be. To be honest, I'm kind of having a lot of fun now. I think her name is Sandi"