"I do plan to return to golf one day. I just don't know when that day will be," Woods said during his televised statement Friday.
CBS Sports golf analyst David Feherty said "he may well take the entire year off" and added "we just want him back."
If other golfers are upset that Woods ended his three-month silence in the middle of a tournament, they shouldn't be, Feherty said.
"If Tiger Woods wanted revenge, he'd be playing it and he'd be winning it," Feherty said of the Accenture Match Play Championship taking place this weekend in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
"I have never seen him appear so vulnerable," Feherty said. "I was very impressed with what he said."
Woods apologized for having affairs and says
"I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did was not acceptable,'" said Woods, looking composed and speaking in a steady voice. His wife, Elin, was not obviously present.
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Woods talked for more than 13 minutes Friday from the clubhouse at the TPC Sawgrass, home of the PGA Tour. About 40 people were in the room, including his mother.
Woods said he is solely responsible for his actions and was in treatment for 45 days. He said he will return for more therapy. He also insisted there were no instances of domestic abuse in his marriage.
The world's No. 1 golfer had not talked in public since his traffic accident Nov. 27 triggered shocking revelations about Woods' serial infidelity.
Friday's event was tightly controlled, with to watch Woods live.
"This is a private citizen," Feherty said. "He's not a John Edwards, the American public doesn't pay his wages. He doesn't have to do this."
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