Tiger Woods Speaks: Timing of Planned Statement Curious, Experts Say

A recent photo of Woods' jogging in his Florida neighborhood -- sans wedding ring -- was the first public image of Woods since the Thanksgiving car crash started a domino effect of sexual allegations against him.

In a statement Wednesday, Woods' agent Mark Steinberg said the golfer was looking forward to the next step.

"While Tiger feels that what happened is fundamentally a matter between he and his wife, he also recognizes that he has hurt and let down a lot of other people who were close to him," he 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," the statement said.

It is unclear whether Woods' wife Elin Nordegren would be by his side.

The lawyer for one of the women with whom Woods is alleged to have had an affair, said she wanted the golfer to apologize to directly to Veronica Siwik-Daniels, better known by her porn star name Joslyn James.

Attorney Gloria Allred said she wants Woods to "apologize to Veronica by name on Friday for all of the anguish and distress that he has put her through and acknowledge that they had a three year romantic and intimate relationship, and that he told her that their relationship would last a lifetime."

Allred said that Siwik-Daniels, star of "Porn Star Brides," gave up a career in the adult film industry at Woods' request.

"Veronica has made tremendous sacrifices for him," Allred said in a statement to ABC News.com. "She gave up the porn business at his request and went into hiding when the scandal broke in order to protect him, but to date he has not contacted her to apologize."

Woods has not been seen in public since November, issuing just two terse statements through his Web site admitting to "transgressions" and is rumored to have spent time in a sex rehabilitation clinic in Mississippi.

In December Woods announced he would take an indefinite leave of absence from golf, bowing out of tournaments as sponsors scrambled to distance themselves from the once squeaky-clean athlete.

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