Woods to take break from golf

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World No.1 Tiger Woods has announced that he is to take an indefinite break from professional golf "to repair the damage" to his private life.
The 14-time major winner made a statement on his website saying that he intended to dedicate more time to his family after being embroiled in a media storm following his car crash in November.
Shortly after the incident outside his Florida home, Woods' admitted being unfaithful to his wife Elin, with whom he has two young children.
"I would like to ask everyone, including my fans, the good people at my foundation, business partners, the PGA Tour and my fellow competitors, for their understanding," said the 33-year-old.
"What's most important now is that my family has the time, privacy, and safe haven we will need for personal healing.
"After much soul searching, I have decided to take an indefinite break from professional golf. I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person."
After his statement was released, Woods' sponsor, consultancy firm Accenture, indicated it would be parting company with the under fire star, adding that "he is no longer the right representative for its advertising."

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