Breaking: Tiger Woods to Come Out of Hiding

Press conference scheduled for Friday; golfer expected to make apology, announce return

Last Updated: February 17, 2010 @ 1:59 PM

Tiger Woods is coming out of hiding.

According to PGATour.com, TMZ and various news outlets, Woods has scheduled a press conference for Friday at 11:00 a.m. ET, where he is expected to make a public apology and announce his return to golf.

Woods will not take questions on Friday, according to CNBC’s Darren Rovell. According to Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg, "Tiger will make a public statement to begin to make amends."

Tiger Woods has not been seen since his bizarre one-car crash on Thanksgiving night. He has not made a public statement since early December, when he apologized to his fans and family for an apparent series of “transgressions” with various women, and slammed tabloid media for its fascination with his personal life.

Since then, he has managed to keep himself mostly out of view while the sex scandal swirling surrounding him spun out of control, causing Woods to lose many of his lucrative endorsement deals — and, according to one study, shareholders in the companies endorsing him as much as $12 billion.

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