Tiger

Tiger Woods watches a shot during the Presidents Cup golf tournament in Gainesville, Virginia, in this September 22, 2005 file photo. (REUTERS / Shaun Best/Files)

Golfer Tiger Woods Friday evening admitted to infidelity in a statement on his website and announced that he will take an indefinite break from professional golf.

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, Woods wrote. I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children.

The 33-year-old admitted for the first time that he has been unfaithful to his wife Elin Nordegren after several women have come forward and claimed affairs with Woods.

The PGA Tour announced late Friday that it supports Woods' decision. His priorities are where they need to be, and we will continue to respect and honor his family's request for privacy, the organization of professional golfers said in a statement.

We look forward to Tiger's return to the PGA Tour when he determines the time is right for him.