Woods apologizes for ''selfish'' behavior

PONTE VEDRA BEACH: An emotional Tiger Woods apologized for his "irresponsible and selfish behavior" Friday as the golf superstar broke his silence on the +++ scandal that engulfed him last year.

In a brutally honest self-assessment broadcast live around the world, the 34-year-old admitted to a string of infidelities and confirmed he had been undergoing treatment in a rehabilitation center for 45 days.

However after repeatedly apologizing to family, friends and fans during his 13-minute address, Woods did not confirm when he would return to golf, saying only that it would be "one day," possibly this year.

"I want to say to each of you simply and directly: I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in," Woods told a hand-picked audience of friends and journalists at the USPGA Tour Headquarters in Florida.

"I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did is not acceptable, and I am the only person to blame," a humbled Woods said, at times staring directly into the camera during his blunt admissions of wrongdoing and apology to his fans and associates.

"For all that I have done, I am so sorry. I have a lot to atone for."