In his statement Friday, Woods said, "Parents used to point to me as a role model for their kids. I owe all of those families a special apology."
“I think it was just shocking and kind of upsetting," CBS Sports quoted Scripps College student Kristina Block, as saying. "Everyone makes mistakes, and he realizes his mistakes," Block said.
Some felt for his wife. "You're giving someone your heart, and he tore it out of her," a tearful Claremont McKenna College student Brittany Isobe said.
Some were still angry. "No amount of apology or words is going to eradicate what he did," said Claremont McKenna student Kacie Curd. Tiger's travails have earned him many former fans. "My wife will never forgive him for what he did," one Californian said.
Neither apparently will one of Woods's alleged mistresses, who used up several more minutes of fame Friday. "Tiger pursued me, and over time I fell in love with him, and he told me he loved me too," Veronica Siwik-Daniels said.
At the driving range, golfers took a swing at the media coverage surrounding his scandals. "I think everyone should just leave Tiger Woods alone," one duffer said. "I really think this mess is much ado about nothing," another golfer said.
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