updated 02/17/2010 AT 7:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/17/2010 AT 5:40 PM ET
Although his wife, Elin Nordegren, has been frequently photographed, this is the first time Woods has been spotted in Florida since the sex scandal exploded last November.
A statement posted on his Web site says Woods will be addressing a group of “friends, colleagues and close associates” on Friday at a golf course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The media will be invited, but can’t ask questions.
“While Tiger feels that what happened is fundamentally a matter between him and his wife, he also recognizes that he has hurt and let down a lot of other people who were close to him,” the statement says. “He also let down his fans. He wants to begin the process of making amends, and that’s what he’s going to discuss.”