Woods apologizes to parents at daughter's school

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Tiger Woods has offered another apology, this time to parents of children at the preschool his 2-year-old daughter attends, an Orlando television station reported Tuesday.

WFTV reported on its Web site that it has obtained a letter Woods and his wife, Elin , wrote to parents of children attending Premier Academy to apologize for increased media scrutiny around the school.

"We hope that the paparazzi will find something better to do with their time in the near future," the letter said.

Woods thanks parents for their support and did not indicate he would remove his daughter Sam from the school, which has hired an off-duty sheriff's deputy to sit outside.

"In the meantime, it is our goal to keep life as normal as possible for our children," the letter said. "We are sure that as parents you can appreciate that. For Sam, that normalcy means attending the school that she enjoys so much."

- Players typically have until 5 p.m. Friday the week before a tournament to commit to playing. In the U.S. Open and British Open, they must submit an entry form.

The Masters Tournament is by invitation and has no such rules. So if Woods decides to play the first major of the year, he only needs to show up before his tee time Thursday.

Players receive an invitation in December that asks them to RSVP, and they usually do.

Masters Tournament spokesman Steve Ethun said that when Woods announced his indefinite break from golf Dec. 11, Woods' spokesman Glenn Greenspan (who previously had Ethun's job) said he would keep Augusta National apprised.

"We have yet to hear any word," Ethun said last week.

- Knee surgery that kept him out of the final two majors of 2008 ended Woods' chances of ever breaking Jack Nicklaus ' record of playing 146 consecutive majors.

His marriage problems could get in the way of another record. Woods has won at least one PGA Tour event 14 consecutive seasons, three short of the record shared by Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer .

- The CEO of the Procter & Gamble Co. says he doesn't know whether Woods will ever appear in another Gillette commercial. Bob McDonald said P&G wishes Woods the best on his efforts to work on family issues.

BIG DONATION: Paul Casey promised to help a local charity after winning the Houston Open last year for his first PGA Tour victory. Tournament officials discovered Monday how serious he was.

Casey and his wife, Jocelyn , are giving $100,000 to a charity through the Houston Golf Association, which runs the event. He will work with tournament director Steve Timms to figure out which charity gets the money.

NO MODELING, PLEASE: John Daly has a new endorsement deal to go with those outrageously loud pants. He also will be hawking underwear.

Slix, an online company that began four months ago, says the two-time major winner will endorse its line of Slix Closer boxer briefs. Terms were not disclosed.

OLYMPIC SEARCH: Golf is looking for someone to run its Olympic operations.

The International Golf Federation put out notice Tuesday that it will hire an executive director, to be based in Switzerland, who will run day-to-day operations to get ready for golf's return to the Olympics in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

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