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Tiger Releases Statement

Nov. 29 2009, Published 4:58 a.m. ET

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Tiger Woods has broken his silence about the early morning one-car crash outside his home.

The golfing great released a statement on his Web site Sunday - but it didn't say much.

He shed no light on events preceding the accident and wrote, "This is a private matter and I want to keep it that way."

Tiger's crash has become an even bigger story as it occurred shortly after the National Enquirer published a front page story linking him to a woman in a cheating scandal.

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The woman, Rachel Uchitel, has denied the story but the Enquirer has caught her in a myriad of inconsistencies.

She previously had an affair with Bones star David Boreanz while his wife was pregnant. That story was broken by Star magazine and has independently confirmed the affair.

Here is Tiger's statement about the car crash:

"As you all know, I had a single-car accident earlier this week, and sustained some injuries. I have some cuts, bruising and right now I'm pretty sore.

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This situation is my fault, and it's obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I'm human and I'm not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn't happen again.

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This is a private matter and I want to keep it that way. Although I understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible.

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The only person responsible for the accident is me. My wife, Elin, acted courageously when she saw I was hurt and in trouble. She was the first person to help me. Any other assertion is absolutely false.

This incident has been stressful and very difficult for Elin, our family and me. I appreciate all the concern and well wishes that we have received. But, I would also ask for some understanding that my family and I deserve some privacy no matter how intrusive some people can be. "



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