The ad is to air on ESPN and the Golf Channel just one day before the Masters begins.
In the stark, black-and-white ad, Woods looks directly into the camera without speaking while a recording of his late father is heard, speaking about taking responsibility.
"Did you learn anything?" Earl Woods says.
Woods is returning to golf after a leave that followed revelations of infidelities and a stint in rehab.
Nike Inc. is one of the few sponsors to stand by Woods during his troubles.