Well, Tiger Woods has done it. Not only had an affair, but left a voice mail to vindicate it. Oh Tiger…now what? I have admired Tiger Woods for 10 years now, and still admire his golf, but he made a big mistake having an affair with Rachel Uchitel and now possible Jaimee Grubbs.
This is a personal matter, but he has made hundreds of millions because people watch him, with fame, comes transparency. It is unfortunate but it’s life as we know it. I will never judge Tiger, nor will I give biased opinions. It is not my place to do so.
The media has had a field day with this. Websites like TMZ.com and HuffingtonPost.com are blogging on it daily, sometimes several times a day. Once the media gets ahold of something watch out. The other day I was in line at the grocery store, and to my horror, there was Tiger Woods on the cover of National Enquirer! I would never have thought I’d see the day that would happen.
What about the state of golf now? How will this impact the PGA Tour? I would not be surprised if Tiger pulls out of the ’10 season completely. What would that do to golf? I can tell you, I wouldn’t be near as interested, and would probably not watch it at all accept for the Majors.
This affair, voice mail and women coming out of the closet will affect millions of people (and kids) who idolized Tiger Woods. If my son was a bigtime golfer, and liked Tiger, I would sit him down and have a little discussion as to principles and ethics. Wouldn’t you?
You can’t take away what Tiger has done on the golf course, but he has now forever tarnished his image to the media and his fans. And, what about Elin, his wife? I hear rumors that the prenup is quickly getting revised to give her more money (and earlier). Wow! This is crazy stuff in the world of Golf isn’t it?