Kultida Woods, Tiger’s mother: “I said, ‘I’m so proud of you. Never think you stand alone. Mom will always be there for you and I love you.’”

Thomas Nordegren, Tiger’s father-in-law in Sweden: “I watched it but I have nothing to say right now. I have no comments.”

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem: “There is anger in some corners, but mainly it is a sense of sadness. He’s an American hero, and he’s had his issues. At the end of the day, he’s a human being. We all make mistakes. We all have made mistakes. And when we’re lucky, we learn from those mistakes and we get to be better people.”

Mark O’Meara, golfer: “Today was a step in the right direction. … We know what kind of champion he is on and off the golf course but this is a big battle he’s fighting right now. He’s going to show to the people he can be a champion off the course.”

Nick Faldo, golfer and TV analyst: “It’s not about words, it is about actions. It’s all down to actions. I personally think if Tiger wants to be a family man, get out and play some golf and bring the whole family out with him.”

Ben Crane, golfer:  “I thought it was an amazing conference. I thought Tiger was very humble. And, you know what? I think we all love him as a golfer and as a family man. And we want to see what’s best for him.”  

George Stephanopoulos, ABC News: “One of the most remarkable public apologies ever by a public figure.”

 Debert Cook, publisher of African American Golfer’s Digest, on BBC News 24 television in London: “I think he was very genuine in his responses and his statement. I think we are entering a whole new era spiritually and emotionally for Tiger Woods.”

Jimmy Roberts, NBC Sports: “Looked like a deer in the headlights – the kind of expression people have when they’re playing with him on the golf course.”

David Feherty, CBS: “I have never seen him appear so vulnerable. … I was very impressed with what he said.”

Peter Moore, president of EA Sports: “It was good to see Tiger address the public today, and we’re supportive of his focus toward family and rebuilding his life. He remains one of the greatest athletes in history, and as a long-standing partner, we look forward to seeing Tiger back on the golf course when the time is right for him and his family.”

Vada Manager, former public relations official for Nike: “It was 95 percent about contrition and 5 percent about golf, because the latter will take care of itself. Winning, good behavior and time can be his friends for the long term.”

Veronica Siwik-Daniels, alleged mistress who watched from Los Angeles: “I would be open to a telephone apology from Tiger, but I really feel I deserve to look at him in person, face-to-face, in the eyes, because I did not deserve this. … I am sorry for my part for any of their pain, but you can’t help who you fall in love with.”

– The Associated Press