I've had a lot of time to think about what I've done. My failures have made me look at myself in a way I never wantedd to before. It's now up to me to make amends and that starts by never repeating the mistakes I've made. It's up to me to start living a life of integrity.
I once heard, and I believe it's true, it's not what you achieve in life that matters; it's what you overcome. Achievements on the golf course are only part of setting an example. Character and decency are what really count. Parents used to point to me as a role model for their kids. I owe all those families a special apology. I want to say to them that I am truly sorry.
1. apply to
eg. The convention does not apply to us.
eg. The laws apply to everyone irrespective of race, creed or colour.
2. bring shame on
eg. I don't want to bring shame on the family name.
eg. Such a conduct will bring shame on you.
3. It's up to sb. to do sth.
eg. It was up to him to make it right, no matter how long it took.
eg. It's up to you to decide whether to go or to stay.
4. part of
eg. Woodhead spent part of his childhood in Rhodesia.
eg. For many people, alas, hunger is part of everyday life.
5. set an example
eg. He set an example of plain living.
eg. Her diligence has set an example to the others.