“With Tiger Woods’ recent return to golf this past weekend, many people expected to see the same Tiger of old. Expecting him to come back after five months off and win the Master’s is ridiculous. He didn’t do nearly as well as he had hoped at the Master’s, but tied for fourth.””
With Tiger Woods’ recent return to golf this past weekend, many people expected to see the same Tiger of old. Expecting him to come back after five months off and win the Master’s is ridiculous. He didn’t do nearly as well as he had hoped at the Master’s, but tied for fourth. Rather than focus on his return to golf and how he will play, many focused on his activities of the past few months. Not to advocate infidelity, but when Tiger cheated on his wife, everyone blew up and ripped him to shreds, despite him attending rehab and apologizing for his actions. When other athletes, such as Ben Roethlisberger or Kobe Bryant are accused of sexual assault, many people seem to just sweep these events under the rug. When on the golf course at Augusta, he was not harassed or pressured in any way from the media and perhaps that is why he came back to play. But security guards at Augusta reportedly carried signs with photos of Tiger’s alleged mistresses and asked women if they were a stripper.Give him a break. Yes, he may have had numerous affairs, but leave the guy’s personal life alone.If one’s neighbor did something similar in his life, would his or her name be dragged through the mud repeatedly? Probably not. Simply because someone is in the public light is no excuse to drag him or her to their knees and more. What’s done, is done. What Tiger did was wrong, and he apologized for his actions. Stop saying he was insincere or that he’ll just do it again. One can’t rightfully judge him without giving him a chance.On the eve of the Master’s, Tiger and Nike planned on a new Tiger. One without the rage and angry outbursts on the course. And despite a few outbursts after terrible shots, he acted like a new Tiger. Among the attempts to save Tiger’s image is a commercial resurrecting Tiger’s dead father, or at least his father’s voice. The commercial uses a quote from Tiger’s father, not originally said to Tiger, but applicable none the less. The quote ends with the late Earl Woods sayingI want to find out what your thinking was. I want to find out what your feelings are. And did you learn anything?When it comes down to it, Tiger Woods, despite his godly golf ability, is not a god. He is only human. He will make mistakes. He will, hopefully, learn from his mistakes. Let him read his putts. Let him get back to the game. Let him live his life.