London, December 3 (ANI): Tiger Woods has apologised for the "transgressions" that "let his family down" amid allegations of romancing two new women.
The ace golfer, married to former Swedish model Elin Nordegren with whom he has two children, till now had maintained silence as reports of his affairs with New York socialite Rachel Uchitel emerged.
The world's first billionaire sportsman, 33, was said to have had a heated argument with Nordegren over the alleged affair seconds before he crashed his car outside his mansion in Florida, reports the Telegraph.
Both Woods and Uchitel have denied the rumours but two magazines have since linked two more women to his private life, Jaimee Grubbs, a Los Angeles cocktail waitress and a Las Vegas nightclub promoter.
Grubbs alleged she began seeing the world No.1 in April 2007 and the two had had nearly 20 sexual encounters since then. She also claimed having photos and text messages to prove her on-off romance.
And now, Woods has offered a "profound apology" in a statement on his website.
He said: "I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all my heart...I am dealing with my behaviour and personal failings behind closed doors with my family."
Insisting that those transgressions were a private matter and "felt by us alone", he promised to "strive to be a better person, and the husband and father that my family deserves". (ANI)