Tiger Woods came out of hiding last Friday and apologised for his infidelity. There is no doubt that he has had to endure a lot of personal hardship and adjustment in the past few months. However, the public is still critical over whether the apology is genuine or another publicity stunt. The pressure of the public and media scrutiny on his private life must have been immense.
Maybe Tiger Woods should just wait until it all dies down and people ask, “Tiger who?”…
Reading the comments that have come through, there is no denying that what Tiger did was wrong, but perhaps he should have faced up to his indiscretions, apologised publicly a lot earlier and just got on with his life. Yes, he is a celebrity, a role model, a public figure… but the majority of the public dont really care or they just want to see him play golf and it doesn’t matter what he does in his private life. Some may even see him as a hero for what he did.
Its a bit sad that one person’s affairs can be dragged out in the open for public scrutiny and judged by the public. But maybe an example has to be made of this episode so that others can learn from it.
The skeptics out there are saying that his apology was timed just before the start of the World Matchplay Golf Championships sponsored by Accenture. Perhaps it was also to get media attention towards Tiger’s comeback before the Masters. Who knows? Maybe the best thing is for Tiger to finish his sex therapy and get back onto the golf course as quickly as possible.