Tiger in the hunt or Tiger in a cage?
He's made a grand mistake. Now he comes forth on one of the greatest stages in golf for another stake to his legacy. But is this Tiger too far in the woods to fully come back?
Since November 27th we've focused on the ugly truth. Our once hero has a major flaw. So big of a flaw that it changes the view of him as a man completely. Yet Tiger Woods has a different focus now. The Masters. He has a focus of a fifth green jacket. He has a focus of driving, chipping, putting, mastering...the game. Or does he have that focus?
No longer will I ever look at Tiger as anything other than a golfer. I have no interest in hearing of his personal life, and in my opinion, he's a dirtbag just like all the other men that cheat on their wives. Yet, just like Tiger, it is time for us to do something. It's time to forget. He's not off the hook and his wife and child will remind that to him every time he sees them. But for the rest of us, this is no longer of that much importance. Let's stop with the questions, the big press conferences, the media whoopla. Let the man play golf and that's it. It's not fair to the other golfers to have to endure the media surrounding the Tiger situation. How about the media focus on the good points, Ernie Els winning two straight tournaments or Anthony Kim's win in the last tournament before this grand event. Don't they diserve it?
If it sounds like I'm on Tiger's side here, reread this article. Tiger's own burdens will or at least should follow him for the rest of his life. His thoughts should be that his kid will have to grow up and find out about this in the future. How, if he eventually gets divorced, he lost a loving wife. Those are his deamonds though, not ours, and whether he wants to lie to all of us or tell the truth, the truth is something he will have to live with forever. He doesn't owe us anything and we shouldn't expect anything from him. All there's left to do here is play golf. Let him try to figure the rest out.