Tiger Woods to break silence with public statement Woods has not played since winning an event in Australia last November Tiger Woods will speak publicly on Friday for the first time since the scandal surrounding his private life erupted in late November last year. The golf star's agent, Mark Steinberg, said Woods will address the media at the Sawgrass Clubhouse, Ponte Verde, Florida, at 1600 GMT on 19 February. "Tiger plans to discuss his past and his future, and he plans to apologise for his behaviour," said Steinberg. Woods has been on an indefinite break from golf since admitting infidelity. "Tiger feels as though it's time to make amends and to publicly do that," the agent added. 606: DEBATE The Tavistock Cup will be his warm up event before the Masters, which of course we all knew he would be back for Woods has not spoken in public since a single-vehicle traffic accident outside his Florida home on 27 November, which was followed by media reports detailing extramarital affairs. The 34-year-old is married to Swedish model Elin Nordgren, and the couple have two young children. Steinberg said Woods "will be speaking to a small group of friends, colleagues and close associates" but said a pool of reporters would be present. "While Tiger feels that what happened is fundamentally a matter between he and his wife, he also recognises that he has hurt and let down a lot of other people who were close to him," Steinberg said. "He also let down his fans. He wants to begin the process of making amends and that's what he's going to discuss." However, Steinberg stressed that the golfer would not be answering questions. "This is not a press conference," he said. Three news wire services will be present, as well as a small group of reporters chosen by the Golf Writers Association of America, with one camera to supply a live satellite feed. "This is all about the next step," said Steinberg. "He's looking forward to it." The likely date of Woods' return to golf is one of the hottest topics in sport, with the first major of the year, the US Masters at Augusta, less than two months away. The latest speculation is that he will opt to play at the unofficial - and private - Tavistock Cup event on his home course Isleworth in Florida on 22-23 March. The Masters takes place at Augusta National from 8-11 April.