Tiger Woods Apologizes

Tiger Woods says he's sorry and he'll return to golf one day, he's just not sure when. Did he do a good job? Some say he didn't. Why now, other than he had a break in his therapy schedule? On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Tiger Woods or his apology to you?

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    Didn't see it (5.00 / 4) (#1)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:15:09 AM EST
    But I accept his apology. What he did to me I don't know, but I accept his apology nonetheless.

    His wife may see things differently of course.

    Whaddya mean BTD... (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by kdog on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:19:58 AM EST
    didn't Tiger let you down?...LOL

    Ever since Tiger walked up the tee (none / 0) (#22)
    by mogal on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:18:08 PM EST
     of the 18th hole as the incredible young winner of the Masters,  I have enjoyed watching the excellence and excitement of his unbelievable skill.  Golf is not the same without him and I am sad that I am deprived of watching such a gift.  So BTD I will accept his apology for jeopardizing his extraordinary gift.  

    I must be missin' something... (5.00 / 3) (#34)
    by kdog on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 01:00:41 PM EST
    did gettin' into all that strange cause his golf game to evaporate or something?

    How did he jeapordize his gift?  I know he jeapordized his marriage, his endorsements, his "image"...but his gift?  I haven't seem him hit any balls lately but I'm pretty sure he still got the gift.


    Heh (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by vicndabx on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:22:07 AM EST
    What he did to me I don't know



    I'm impressed, I could only keep awake for a couple minutes of it.

    Probably part of his therapy to make  big public apology.

    What a maroon.


    I thought perhaps it was one of (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by nycstray on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:56:52 AM EST
    his 'steps' in the process. Make amends etc. Most people get to do it in private . . .

    Yep. Although...I think (none / 0) (#26)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:32:27 PM EST
    most people have a much smaller group they make amends to...

    A maroon? (none / 0) (#74)
    by weltec2 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 at 01:51:19 AM EST
    Since when is he from the West Indies or Dutch Guiana? I thought he was from California.

    And I accept your apology (none / 0) (#15)
    by observed on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:57:01 AM EST
    for single-handedly forcing Obama on the nation.
    You should have kept your pen in your pocket, man!

    how important (5.00 / 4) (#4)
    by nyjets on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:23:02 AM EST
    If you mean that 1 be the lowest level of importance and 10 being the highest, I would give it about a negative 10.
    And in terms of overall importance of the whole Tiger Wood affair, I would give it about negative 20.
    Talk about being a complete waste of time.

    The only person he owes an apology to is (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by esmense on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:42:15 AM EST
    his wife.

    But this isn't really about him or his family, it is just step one in public image rehabilitation.

    I'm not sure why we demand this kind of thing from public figures. Is it because we don't want to admit that we simply value the ability to hit a little ball so much? We have to pretend that it's really much more morally commendable attributes and character that have made this person rich and famous?

    Or, maybe its about rehabilitating our image of ourselves more than his image? It helps us pretend our interest in the these celebrities and the most private aspects of their lives is less trivial and voyueristic than it really is?

    His apology allows us to pretend that the media and public has been eating up, and profiting off of, every shred of shocking news about his private life because they're just interested in his moral character?

    I am not interested in his apology (5.00 / 7) (#9)
    by andgarden on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:44:06 AM EST
    Nor do I think it's any of my business what went on in his sex life.

    but what really matters: (5.00 / 5) (#24)
    by Turkana on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:24:42 PM EST
    would you buy expensive consumer products from him?

    He may owe Gillette (P&G) an apology (5.00 / 3) (#29)
    by andgarden on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:53:51 PM EST
    But since I'm still on the Mach3 (already highway robbery), his advertising effort was wasted on me.

    0 importance to me (5.00 / 2) (#10)
    by ruffian on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:44:55 AM EST
    just a step in his road back to being a marketable star. He can re-join the PGA tour any time he wants - this is all about the sponsorships, and his foundation, if he truly cares about that as much as he says.

    I haven't made any purchases based on his endorsements, so it has no impact on me. However a friend got a great deal on one of the Tag-Hauer watches he used to advertise. She got it for her husband as an anniversary gift - they like the backstory.

    on a scale of (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by JamesTX on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:00:16 PM EST
    1 to 10, about -273. Everyone's sexual activity and sexuality is their own business (as long as their actual activity involves only consenting adults). Nobody owes anybody, especially strangers, any apologies.

    Tiger does (5.00 / 5) (#18)
    by jbindc on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:02:02 PM EST
    if he wants to get back in the business and have the focus on his golf game and not his "game".  Also - this is for the sponsors - if the public is seen as "forgiven" him, some sponsors may slowly come back.

    All about the money, baby.


    ITA this apology was for "the public" (none / 0) (#68)
    by bridget on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 08:19:17 PM EST
    all the people who were shocked and disappointed by his behaviour. He had to do it eventually and it might as well be now. It is his business.

    I just listened to the tape. What was wrong with it? I have listened to so much worse in the past, esp. from politicians. I hope he never hauls his wife in front of the camera.

    Woods covered all the bases and said what he had to say. I am convinced the American public will forgive him because they seem to love this kind of stuff. Everytime. Woods will be back on the golf course sooner or later (because they miss him $$$$) ...as the star.

    Its funny because I hardly ever paid attention to Tiger Woods BUT just before the Scandal broke lose, I read a really nice article about his family, the lovely wife and kids, his homes, and  all his fabulous dogs (I love dogs ;-) I remember telling my husband what a nice family the Woods seem to be ....(esp. the dogs lol)

    So Whoever wrote the article, maybe one of those people in that room, fooled me. But good. Another nice lesson learned.

    So who will write the screen play for "The Family Man" and who will direct it? btw. I just saw the Nic Cage film, but that was a different Family Man ;-)



    Kelvin (5.00 / 1) (#25)
    by vicndabx on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:31:00 PM EST
    and here I was thinking I was the only one trying to tie in the absolute silliness of this whole thing.

    Thanks Tiger ---- Send Money (5.00 / 5) (#19)
    by desertswine on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:02:30 PM EST

    LOL (none / 0) (#23)
    by vml68 on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:23:05 PM EST

    I appreciated the apology (5.00 / 1) (#21)
    by abdiel on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:14:13 PM EST
    the likes of Blankfein, Dimon, Pandit, Geithner, and Paulson should give the same apology. Verbatim.

    And Ruben and (5.00 / 1) (#40)
    by cal1942 on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 01:54:09 PM EST
    Summers and Greenspan and Gramm and ...

    Hey, I'm sorry for cheating on (5.00 / 4) (#32)
    by observed on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:59:58 PM EST
    Tiger's wife too!

    Well, one thing's for sure: (5.00 / 2) (#38)
    by Anne on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 01:45:48 PM EST
    his champion's demeanor has taken a big hit, which tells me that, since golf has a huge mental component, he really does have to do some more work just to get his head to the place where he can be a great golfer again.

    And I have no doubt he will get there; and he will be welcomed back if only because his presence on the tour has made all the other golfers far wealthier than they could have been - or can be - without him.  The amount of money that sponsors have put up to pay huge checks to participants skyrocketed during Tiger's years on tour.  Ratings are down, sponsorships are down; professional golf needs Tiger.

    Whether Tiger's apology was what he needed to do for himself, or what he needed to do for his endorsements, I have no idea.  As a performance, he was appropriately humble, and he saved his fire for discussions about the media hounding his family - which was also entirely appropriate.

    I don't care about his marriage, I feel bad for his children, but nothing he has done has the slightest effect on me, which means he owes me nothing.  When I watch him golf, I care about his game, not his private life.

    I hope he works through it, is able to figure out who the heck he is other than what he has always been - maybe the best golfer we've ever seen or will ever see - and is able to put his family back together; I look forward to seeing him play whenever he returns.

    The apology was par for the course. (5.00 / 2) (#39)
    by steviez314 on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 01:48:49 PM EST

    why now?? (5.00 / 1) (#46)
    by fly on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 02:21:33 PM EST
    Two big tourney's in his back yard very soon..in Orlando..

    Do I care? No..Does he owe me an apology? No..Will an apology make any of this matter to me..no..I know what he is ..a lying pig who lied about who and what he is, for his own greed and his own selfishness. My opinion will not be swayed by anything he ever does again. He is scum and will always be so in my eyes. But he owes me nothing..he will have to face those he does owe for the rest of his life..his Wife and His children.

    What has been missed will effect my life..and that of many throughout the world..and your and my grandchildren for so many years to come..JP Morgan building was bombed in Greece..because of what these scum did to so many in Greece. Greece just lost their vote in the EU because of fraud by Goldman Sach's and Italy may be involved in being frauded by Goldman Sach's as well.. Obama has surrounded himself with Goldman big boys and has sold out my nation and yours with our tax dollars going to the scum who destroyed our nationand Obama has kept all the Bush crooks and no one seems to notice..what we get though is full time coverage of a guy who screwed around on his family.. we get full coverage by all TV networks in the USA about an athlete that screwed around on his family...yet i have watched all morning and have seen nothing on the bombing of JP Morgan in Greece..( you can find the info at M. Moore's web site)

    I have been married to a professional athlete for 35 years ..I never realized our private life was more important to our nation..than her economic stability and crooks robbing us all blind and destroying our democracy! I guess I was wrong. As sick and mind boggling as it is to me..I was sadly wrong.

    Oh and that JP Morgan that was bombed in Greece..is the same JP Morgan that got your tax bail out money, and also got 50 million from My state of Florida for the food stamp program..that is out sourcing their food stamp call center to India..while we have record unemployment here in Fla!

    Now back to that Tiger Woods story..

    I'm pretty sure he's apologizing (5.00 / 1) (#52)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 03:13:47 PM EST
    because his handlers think he needs to do so in order to get back on the biggest sports gravy train in world history...

    Yes, the need to kowtow to his (none / 0) (#60)
    by observed on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 04:51:43 PM EST
    sponsors has got to be damaging to his therapeutic goal of regaining control of his life.

    How important! (3.00 / 3) (#7)
    by dead dancer on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:42:01 AM EST
    He wanted tail; he got tail.
    He wanted strange tail; he got strange tail.

    Tail is not free; tail costs, one way or another.

    Can't have your tail and eat it too!

    This is so not important to me; but i did have some fun with it.


    Well I'm scratching you off of my (5.00 / 3) (#33)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 01:00:40 PM EST
    dance card....having your tail but not eating it too.  Forget about it :)

    yuck (5.00 / 1) (#63)
    by TeresaInPa on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 05:29:05 PM EST
    "Tail is not free; tail costs, one way or another."

    I wonder if you know your comment is offensive and sexist?


    I'm going to take a wild guess, and (5.00 / 1) (#65)
    by Anne on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 05:37:37 PM EST
    say I doubt the commenter is aware of how offensive the comment is...

    just a guess.


    A succession of whirlwind (none / 0) (#66)
    by jondee on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 05:46:25 PM EST
    fairly tale romances, condensed into half hour intervals, may entail less than ideal repercussions.

    Apologizes a lot to the people in the room (none / 0) (#6)
    by ruffian on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:37:59 AM EST
    Is anyone there besides media?

    Some friends and family (none / 0) (#11)
    by nycstray on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:46:06 AM EST
    and I believe folks from his foundation.

    Hand Picked (none / 0) (#36)
    by cal1942 on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 01:38:23 PM EST
    media at that.  Golf Writers Assoc. voted to boycott.

    Remind you of anyone?


    tiger (none / 0) (#12)
    by jharp on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:51:23 AM EST
    Though I've always thought of Tiger as a good guy I always had a problem with his club throwing. It just plain isn't right to do it.

    I wonder if him thinking it's OK for him to throw clubs led to the same thinking that it's OK for him to get a little side nooky.

    And better men than Tiger have let the little head take over the thinking. Admit it. Apologize. Don't do it again. And stop the club throwing.

    Time to move on.

    The usual mea culpas. (none / 0) (#13)
    by lucky leftie on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:56:04 AM EST
    The one part that I found poignant was when he described the hounding of his family by the media.  Disgraceful.  Those people are vile.  


    Had it not (none / 0) (#37)
    by cal1942 on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 01:40:51 PM EST
    been for his behavior his family wouldn't have been hounded.

    And if we didn't... (5.00 / 2) (#42)
    by kdog on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 01:58:02 PM EST
    buy the tabloid magazines and watch the tabloid tv shows there would be no money in hounding his family...that sh*t is on the consuming public.

    They hounded his family prior (none / 0) (#43)
    by nycstray on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 02:00:45 PM EST
    to this. He even mentioned it, referring to why they release photos of the kids when born.

    This is a level of public humiliation (none / 0) (#16)
    by observed on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:59:26 AM EST
    that should only be forced on Presidents after we have wasted $30 million on investigations of his sex life.
    I guarantee there are a lot of bed-hopping stars who are very unhappy at the precedent Woods is setting.

    Heh (none / 0) (#31)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:57:46 PM EST
    Just start golfing again... (none / 0) (#20)
    by BigElephant on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:10:41 PM EST
    he's the greatest golfer in the game today.  Maybe not a great husband, but there are a lot of people who are good at their jobs, but not great husbands.  See Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Bill Clinton, John Edwards (he never really won big, but still won more than the avg Joe on the street), etc...

    I say do what you need to do in your personal life.  Doesn't matter to much to me.  Look forward to seeing you on the course.  Golf is not the same w/o Tiger in the field.

    Oh please leave out Joe (none / 0) (#75)
    by weltec2 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 at 01:59:10 AM EST
    the Plummer on the street.

    on a scale of 1 to 10, -0- (none / 0) (#27)
    by cpinva on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:39:42 PM EST
    he doesn't owe me or anyone else an apology, other than his wife.

    i'd rather an apology and ritual, honor restoring seppuku, from the likes of bush, cheney, rumsfeld, yoo, et al, whose actions really did harm me, the entire country and the world.

    by comparison, tiger who?

    yeah (none / 0) (#28)
    by DancingOpossum on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:44:41 PM EST
    It's completely irrelevant. I'm tired of hearing about Tiger and his apology and his "sex rehab." Dear God, the indignity and slavering stupidity of our MSM. Too bad Tiger feels he has to be subjected to it. I had a dream where he told everyone, "Mind your own g.d. f***ing business," but then I woke up.

    If anyone is owed an apology it's everyone who has to deal with this constant, panty-sniffing intrusion into their private lives.

    Don't care. Don't want to hear about it anymore.

    My between the lines (none / 0) (#30)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:56:49 PM EST
    Whatever did go down with his spouse, if she did snap he's taking responsibility for it and he wants the press to leave her alone and leave his family alone.  He's sorry, he is sorry, by the way he is sorry...and his family has been hurt enough, if you continue to harass his family you will now be a big jerk.  Can you imagine the press chasing you down the street because a member of your family is a Playa?  Leave people alone, play golf or watch other people play golf, or trim your toenails, but everyone get a life.  Oh yeah....and he's Buddhist

    Unusually good apology (none / 0) (#35)
    by Saul on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 01:27:29 PM EST
    One of the most sincere apologies I have ever witnessed.

    If he did not play in any tournaments this year his sincerity would go along way and would galvanized that his wife and family come first.


    most phony apology I have ever seen.. (none / 0) (#73)
    by fly on Sat Feb 20, 2010 at 01:38:13 AM EST
    oh and he practiced it the day before in full..he read almost the entire thing..it was kabukki theater at it's worst.

    WHO CARES (none / 0) (#41)
    by cal1942 on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 01:56:40 PM EST

    Hook airs (none / 0) (#44)
    by Dadler on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 02:07:50 PM EST
    I agree.

    The PGA is "down over 54%" Not sure (none / 0) (#45)
    by Gerald USN Ret on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 02:08:07 PM EST
    Not sure if that is in total revenue to golfers, golf courses, TV, magazines, courses, TV watcher-ship, attendance, or some measure of "everything" but that is a lot no matter what it measures.,

    They, the PGA, the golfing public, etc., want him and need him back in a big way.
    I think he wants to be back very much so.

    But he is going back to Therapy Saturday, adding to the 45 days he has already been.

    He could have easily just skipped all this, paid his wife about 15 Million (original prenuptial agreement) and played golf as a (Hollywood) romantic bachelor.  Heck he could have gone on TV as "The Bachelor."  [[Jeralyn could/would have watched him there.]]

    He could have skipped paying all those women for keeping silent.  Heck probably he would have made enough to pay the prenuptial off.  He is forgoing that and striving to rebuild his marriage.  He may not come back this year to golf.

    I think he is completely serious.  You might not like his manner or the way he talks or the fact that he didn't let this event today turn into some kind of media circus, but I think you have to agree he is making some serious effort.

    So I give him a 10, an A (+), a "job well done."

    I hope he is back soon.
    I hope his wife decides to give him a second chance.

    --Gerald, yes a confessed longtime golfer

    As a proud member... (none / 0) (#48)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 02:44:17 PM EST
    ...of the golfing public, I could care less if Tiger never tees it up again.  He is not bigger than the game and someone else will come along to fill his spikes.  

    I'd much rather root for the David Duvall's of the World than a self-absorbed, me-first, club throwing brat like Tiger.  

    MHH-also a confessed longtime golfer


    Therapy for being a sex addict. (none / 0) (#47)
    by MyLeftMind on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 02:37:55 PM EST
    What nonsense. Tiger lied and cheated. Anyone who has sex with multiple people without being honest is putting all their sexual partners at risk. What he did was lousy, unethical and dangerous. The guy was a role model for a lot of kids, so he failed society as well. But really, the way we do relationships in modern society is not very functional. In a more natural society, very few men would be reproducing, and the best of the best would be highly sought after by many women. This pairing up with a false lifelong commitment is a recipe for failure, as is abundantly clear from the numbers of failures in that system. We are meant to live in small groups with many adults raising each other's children. Many of the boys born in more natural settings (like the ones humans evolved in) would not ever get the chance to reproduce.

    Not apologizing for Tiger Woods, just saying we're not very realistic in our expectations and we're fighting natural biological tendencies. I'm glad his apology was flat out honest about his lying and cheating.

    Isn't what everyone says? (5.00 / 1) (#49)
    by jbindc on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 02:47:34 PM EST
    Everyone who gets caught nowadays seems to say they are "sex addicts".  Really?  How about "I just like to act like a single guy and forget I have a family"?

    I'm no mental health professional, and while I think there IS such a thing as "sex addiction", I think it is WAY overused as an excuse by people who get caught playing in someone else's sandtrap.


    The only way any of us could know (5.00 / 3) (#54)
    by Anne on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 03:27:37 PM EST
    whether the addiction is real is if we were sitting in on his therapy sessions or were privy to his medical records; since none of us are in that position, I think whether he is or is not a sex addict is not for us to judge.

    Tiger has never led a normal life; golf has been who he is since he was a child.  I certainly can't say, but I can guess that not having any other identity but Tiger Woods - golf phenom could begin to affect your life when you attempted to be something that has nothing to do with golf: husband and father.

    If he had announced he was an alcoholic or drug addict, people would be pooh-poohing that, too, always seeing it as just an excuse for bad behavior.

    Well, people with addiction do have behavior problems; that's what usually allows them to see that there is a problem.  Rather than condemning him for his public admission, we ought to be hoping that he gets his life together - and if he does, isn't that a good thing?

    Sure, sometimes people are just not nice people, and it has nothing to do with addiction; if that's the case with Tiger, it really will be immaterial if whatever help he's getting allows him to see his own flaws and do what he needs to do to be a better person, a better husband and a better father.


    I'm not saying he is or isn't (none / 0) (#56)
    by jbindc on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 03:36:26 PM EST
    My point was that this seems to be a new excuse that famous people use when they get into trouble.  Then they go into therapy and rehab and the world forgives them. On top of that - it's not widely accepted as a "disease" among the mental health community.

    There's good reason to believe that people can be physically and psychologically addicted to specific substances (such as drugs). The idea that people can be addicted to specific behaviors (such as gambling) is also widely accepted.

    But can a person be addicted to sex?

    Some therapists - especially, of course, those who treat sex addictions - defend the diagnosis as valid, but many mental health professionals aren't so sure. For one thing, there are currently no universally agreed-upon tests or criteria that diagnose sex addiction.

    "Sex addiction is one of those pop psychology diagnoses that has scant scientific support," Scott Lilienfeld, Associate Professor of Psychology at Emory University and co-author of "50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology," told LiveScience.

    The problem, Lilienfeld explains, is that the label "sex addiction" involves circular reasoning.

    "It's not at all clear whether the term explains, rather than merely describes, people's sexual behaviors," he said. "At this point, it seems to be the latter: when we hear that someone has a 'diagnosis' of sex addiction, we haven't really learned anything new. We've merely applied a label summarizing what we already knew-basically that the person has serious trouble containing his or her sexual impulses."

    Creating the diagnosis

    Many in the psychological field who are skeptical that sex addiction is a disease point to a phenomenon called the "pathologizing the ordinary" - creating a category of mental disorder to redefine socially unacceptable behavior as a disease. The idea is that people have little or no control over diseases (unlike voluntary behaviors) so the patient has less responsibility for his or her actions.

    If Woods claims to be suffering from a sex addiction, he can adopt the role of victim (or sufferer) instead of a perpetrator (or pervert).

    Frankly, as much as a pig Mark Sanford turned out to be - he eventually was honest - he fell in love and had a mistress.


    I guess my point was that, (5.00 / 1) (#57)
    by Anne on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 03:49:40 PM EST
    regardless of whether he is or isn't an addict, if he gets help and turns his life around, isn't that what matters?

    I don't think Tiger is in much danger of being seen as a victim, and I'm certainly not interested in labeling him as such, or excusing his behavior.  Addict or not, he has left a lot of destruction in his wake that even therapy will not be able to repair.

    I just have a problem with people thinking they know what's really going on with Tiger, when they know no such thing.


    But if sex addiction is a bogus notion, (none / 0) (#59)
    by observed on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 04:50:13 PM EST
    then he'll get as much help from his therapy sessions as he would from someone who does recovered memory therapy or past-life regression.

    I'm not saying that sex addiction is a (none / 0) (#61)
    by Anne on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 05:24:04 PM EST
    bogus diagnosis, I'm saying that even if Tiger is not a sex addict, he will still benefit from therapy.  Shoot, everyone could do with some honest introspection and examination of his or her life.

    It's not going to happen, (none / 0) (#64)
    by observed on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 05:31:06 PM EST
    Not with his level of wealth. Anyway, I agree that we are just speculating, but I hope I never here what the WOenis is up to, ever again.

    'Back Nine': Spike TV sitcom to feature sex-addict golf caddy named Tiger

    Miguel Nunez may play a sex-addict golf caddy named Tiger in a new Spike TV golf sitcom.

    (AP Photo) Spike TV is shooting a golf-themed sitcom pilot featuring a sex-addict caddy named Tiger. The character was developed more than a year before Tiger Woods' infamous slo-mo SUV crash opened the floodgates to his secret extramarital sex life, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    Hope Tiger's rehab/hidey-hole teaches him to have a thick skin, I think he will need it.

    I don't know Tiger Woods, the person; (5.00 / 1) (#53)
    by Anne on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 03:17:07 PM EST
    the only Tiger I have any familiarity with is Tiger Woods, the golfer.  Tiger acknowledges that he lied - to his wife - and cheated - on his wife; as far as I'm concerned, his wife is the one who is owed the apology, not me.  His children are also owed an apology, not because he wasn't a good father when he was with them, but because what he did has damaged the family structure and affected the entire family.

    Whether or not one has entered into marriage, the qualities that are generally considered to make it successful are qualities that generally make all other relationships successful; just because one is not married does not mean that lying and cheating will not damage that relationship, or that "anything goes" is now okay with either or both of the people involved in that relationship.

    People have to decide for themselves what works and what doesn't, and it isn't up to any of us to judge how other people conduct their private lives.  That Tiger cheated doesn't affect my marriage any more than if he had been 100% faithful, so I fail to see how his private life, and private failings, affect anyone other than him and his family.  Certainly, those corporations paying millions of dollars for an image and an icon have to decide if that's an investment that works for them, but again - that has nothing to do with me.


    I always kinda liked (none / 0) (#62)
    by jondee on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 05:27:31 PM EST
    that old Little Feat song: "Keepin' up with the Jones's is killin' me..she's just one more bad habit I was too blind to see.."

    Though, if calling a bad habit an addiction helps someone who needs help get it, I have no problem with it.


    He does owe the whole world an apology. (none / 0) (#67)
    by mexboy on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 06:24:29 PM EST
    Anne, don't you see how misguided your following statement is?
    That Tiger cheated doesn't affect my marriage any more than if he had been 100% faithful,

    If we allow Tiger to cheat on his wife and make marriage impure it will lessen the value of it.  What will happen next if we allow this travesty? The gays will want to marry too and we know they will devalue the commitment of every heterosexual marriage.



    Totally agree (none / 0) (#50)
    by DancingOpossum on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 02:57:43 PM EST
    People cheat on their partners. ALL the time. I would wager that darn few of them are "sex addicts." It's part of the overextended tendency of labeling everything as some sort of pathology (which also happens to help Big Pharma sell a lot of pills...hold on while I adjust my tinfoil).

    He's sorry he got caught. (none / 0) (#51)
    by BarnBabe on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 02:58:42 PM EST
    Yeah, it is his private life, but if Thanksgiving did not happen, do you honestly believe that he would have seen the light and stopped what he was doing? No, it would have just continued on for years. Honestly, I do not know why he got married if he really just wanted a girl in every port. His own private harem. That is the only crimp. He would have been just a 'player'. Instead, he choose to screw his life up and it is hurting his wallet badly. And while we are at it, how many of you buy products because of a celebrity name? I like Michael Phelps, but I am not going to Subway to get a hoggie just because he's doing the commercial.

    I do have to admit I liked Tiger in the Buick commercials. They were cute. For entertainment purposes. So, thanks for the apology Tiger but no need for me to get one. I was not harmed by your stupidity. That is between you and your wife, your children, and your blushing beauties.

    The production design was awesome! (none / 0) (#55)
    by mexboy on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 03:36:26 PM EST
    The respectable black suit with the light blue shirt that matched the back drop made him look presidential.

    The apology...I am not a golfer, not a fan, never bought the products he advertises, but l too accept his apology because this is the good 'ol US, where what other people's sex life is, is OUR business.

    I like Tiger (none / 0) (#69)
    by Lora on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 09:33:45 PM EST
    One to ten -- Tiger himself is about a "2" in terms of importance to my life.  I don't follow golf and have no interest in sports in general.  But the glimpses of Tiger in the news were always fun to see.

    His apology rates a "9" with me.  I thought it was well done.  The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is I felt he gave himself and his behaviors more importance than they deserve.

    Tiger seems like a nice guy.  I think the fame went to his head and he succumbed to temptation like he said.  I would not be surprised that there is now an addiction.  I believe that sexual addiction is real.  I have heard of actual cases through a professor of mine that had all the earmarks of addiction, only with sex instead of drugs or alcohol.  I wish Tiger and his family well, and I, for one, am quite content to leave them entirely alone.

    i have (none / 0) (#70)
    by sas on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 09:35:03 PM EST
    no sympathy for him, no respect for him....
    scum jerk loser cheater man whore
    if he wasn't married, had no children , i wouldn't care
    BUT he mis-represented himself to the public , his wife , his children, and his mother
    he cannot be trusted,
    STFU tiger
    get lost

    his (none / 0) (#71)
    by sas on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 09:41:36 PM EST
    own mother couldn't even watch the travesty before her
    she looks, disgusted, angry, sad all at once
    staged hug at end
    what suckers people are to fall for it
    great apology-ugh puhleeze

    It was noted by some commentator (none / 0) (#72)
    by Cream City on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 11:15:38 PM EST
    that Woods was not wearing a wedding ring -- which, it was said, would have helped with the sincerity.

    Maybe he's one of those men who just won't wear a wedding ring.  I used to meet a lot of those sorts of men . . . pretending to be single men. . . .

    My dad never wore one... (none / 0) (#77)
    by kdog on Sat Feb 20, 2010 at 08:58:32 AM EST
    he was a machinist...work hazard.  And he disliked jewelry...no watch, no chain, no nuthin'.

    I wouldn't assume every married man without a ring is on the prowl.


    I don't wear one (none / 0) (#78)
    by Lora on Sat Feb 20, 2010 at 07:09:23 PM EST
    And I am a female, married faithfully for 28 years.

    I guess those who are only interested in appearances won't believe he can be sincere unless he is wearing a wedding ring.


    college football - yes... tennis - yes... (none / 0) (#76)
    by weltec2 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 at 02:06:08 AM EST
    golf - not even a blip