Tiger Woods did not need to apologize to the public. The only apology that he needed to give was to his wife and to his family. The media hyped up a private matter into a public spectacle.
Anyway, this morning at 11:01 ET, he delivered a straight on apology to the public. In the presence of his wife, his mother, his mother-in-law, and some of his closest friends, he confessed to his errors and sought forgiveness from his fans and supporters. He said that his therapy is continuing. Making a public confession is a step in many therapy programs, admitting ones fault is the first step toward self improvement.
Tiger Woods announced that he will someday return to golf, and that day may or may not be this year. He is the best golfer on the planet, and I'm sure that most people worldwide have good wishes for him, and hope for his early return to the game.