December 3rd, 2009
09:44 AM ET

Can Tiger rebuild tarnished image?

Tiger and his people have been masterful in keeping his private life well away from the media glare.

But given what has emerged over the past week it’s fair game now that his life outside of golf will come under closer scrutiny. The fact that he chooses to confess his sins and transgressions behind the curtain of his web site is quite frankly pretty weak.

Bryan Hyland hit stardom in 1962 with his hit romantic single "Sealed with a Kiss" and I was wondering whether Tiger Woods might want to release his own version: “Sealed with a Crash.”

Tiger Woods and wife Elin in happier times.
Tiger Woods and wife Elin in happier times.

Wow! did he seal his fate when he drove his SUV into a tree and fire hydrant in front of his home in the earlier hours of the morning last Friday.

The kiss-and-tell stories that have emerged after the mysterious circumstances leading up to the crash have taken many by surprise and whipped up a media storm.

The perceived rock-solid surroundings of everything to do with Tiger have been shaken to the very foundations, the man who was a model of control has become a character of chaos.

That's one of the main reasons why there is such intrigue and interest in the world’s most recognizable and yet private sportsman.

The confession of transgressions – see even the lyrics would rhyme for Tiger’s tune – and letting his family down have certainly damaged his image for ever.

Pro golfer Jesper Parnevik has been the most outspoken yet and he would be for good reason. Parnevik introduced Tiger to Elin Nordegren when she was a nanny for the Swedish Parnevik family.

"I really feel sorry for Elin, since me and my wife were at fault for hooking her up with him," said Parnevik.

"We probably thought he was a better guy than he is. I would probably need to apologize to her and hope she uses a driver next time instead of a three-iron."

Like most of the story, I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions in relation to Parnevik’s reference to a driver.

The Swedes take great pride in putting the family unit at the core of their culture; it’s something we have covered on Living Golf extensively. So you could imagine that when Tiger leaves everyone to draw their own conclusions when he admits to “letting his family down” Parnevik had a couple of good reasons to hit boiling point.

I should imagine at some point there will be a well choreographed interview with Tiger when he and Elin decide it’s time to talk about the controversy.

Until then Tiger will have to hide from the firestorm and plan his next comeback tournament appearance. Could you imagine the media frenzy that will surround that?

Tiger has done a lot of rebuilding over his career – from his swing to the strength in his knee after an operation. On every occasion his game has suffered but he has managed to come back stronger and a better player.

This time he’ll need to convince his family, sponsors and spectators that when he comes-back he is a better person and the crash didn’t seal the end of his value to the game. That song would not be a good one for golf right now.

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  1. nellybell

    It's interesting that he preferred to admit to "transgressions",in his marriage than to explain what caused him to loose control of his vehicle and crash.

    December 3, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Reply
  2. liz Fry

    Tigers private life is for his family to sort out.It does not him make him any worse than many many other men. Its a shame but thats the facts of life men will always fall for other women who put themselves out there to entrap these men.Rich & famous....you must keep your loyalties to wife & family...someone is always watching

    December 3, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Reply
  3. AA

    Everyone should just leave the man alone, if he did have an affair, thats between him and his wife.

    December 3, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Reply
  4. Billy

    Tarnished image is a stretch, right now there are allegations. Tiger is not a politician or preacher going around preaching abstinence, and the sancity of marriage. He's a human being who is prone to make mistake. That's probably why he is so private, because he knows he's not perfect, and the world is so judgemental. Tiger is famous and rich because he is a golfer. People may talk about how horrible Tiger transgressions were, but he will still get paid, and have a large fan base. He may even get a larger fan base because of this media bliss. Look at Kobe, I bet addidas hate they dropped him, and allowed Nike to pick him up, all because his image suppose to be tarnished.

    December 3, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Reply
  5. Kathy macPherson

    We must remember that Tiger is not a paid elected public official living at the expense of taxpayers dollars. Also, we must remember that this is not Chappaquidick and there was no alcohol, no personal injuries, not even a criminal complaint involved.

    Multitudes of public officials have done far worse than scrape a tree and ahydrant that is more resiliant than a 2009 Cadillac SUV.

    December 3, 2009 at 1:16 pm | Reply
  6. Patricia Greene

    Leave off with Tiger, already. For Pete's sake, who cares? Let the man get on with his life and let's concentrate on his golf! Are people's lives so empty that they have to fill them with other people's experiences.
    Don't they have anything to do? That goes for the media. Get onto
    some real news, something edifying. Stop digging around in the
    garbage!

    December 3, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Reply
  7. David

    His image is not tarnished. Leave the guy alone. Let him deal with his own issues in private.

    December 3, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Reply
  8. Fred

    We have important things to worry about and debate in this country ;
    monetary policy, health care , foreign policy and constitutional government., or more to the point the lack of it. Wasting time on some overpaid celebrity fooling around on his wife is NOT on that list. Who
    cares what this guy's "image" is? He's irrelevant.

    December 3, 2009 at 1:33 pm | Reply
  9. Twotems

    An introduction doesn't necessarily mean you're obliged to date or marry someone. Parnevik is giving himself a bit too much credit here. Nordegren was an Au Pair and not some poor Nanny just off the bread line. Her mom was (or is) a Minister in the Swedish Government. I would imagine her Mom and Dad would be the one to green light her marriage to Tiger and not Parnevik. Mrs. Woods went in there with her eyes wide open and should have known that her future husband would be exposed to all sorts of temptation given his high profile (and cash).
    Tiger cheated and he was caught. Simple. It happens all the time in the real world but somehow the media always sucker us into believing that celebrities are perfect. They aren't and generally are just extraordinarily talented in their field. In this case Tiger happens to hit a golf ball better than anyone else and that's about it.

    December 3, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Reply
  10. Hart M

    Whatever.I still love Tiger and now imma be watching those golf games.

    December 3, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  11. Bob

    Time heals a lot of things and his popularity will help but it will be that much tougher by the way things have been mishandled from the outset. Today's statement was far too little and far too late. Textbook 'how not to' example in Crisis Management. The old saying of 'a stitch in time saves nine' still holds true but some in this business can't seem to learn this simple lesson. His silence handed control to the media who gladly filled the void. He blamed the media for a situation that he caused and used his family as a shield in demanding privacy hoping the whole thing would go away.

    This could get worse in the short term and either way, he's going to have to deal with it in the long term. If this came from his PR staff they should be sacked. If not, he needs to check his ego and start listening.

    The best recent 'how to' example was David Letterman. He was off the front page in no time, kept his job, and was generally perceived as a victim.

    December 3, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  12. Dave

    Its too bad that people focus on this issue when there are far more important things going on in this country. Leave the guy alone, it really isnt anyone elses business.

    December 3, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Reply
  13. Jose

    This happened when? Ok let's move on already. There are other pressing issues the media outlets could be covering here. How many media execs are sleeping around with their assistants or mistresses? Right, who cares?!?!

    December 3, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Reply
  14. Wanda Felty

    How sad, Tiger Woods is just like all the rest of the people caught out. I would have more respect for these people if they would just come out with it to begin with.

    December 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm | Reply
  15. Rolly

    Leave Tiger alone please. Who cares! he can't help you and I put food in our table. There are other important things in life such as where to get the money to pay our bills.

    December 3, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Reply
  16. renee

    are you guys kidding me??? yes, its private until he made it public!! WHAT A JERK!! He has a wife and two beautiful kids and you all can justify his "messing around"? He's completely LOST it with me! I won't watch another golf program with him in it! forget it...what a looser...to all you men out there, keep your "item" at home where it belongs...what a weaky!!

    December 3, 2009 at 2:03 pm | Reply
  17. mtnherb

    CNN and the rest of the media need to focus on something far more relevant than some sports icon's private life. None of this nonsense has anything to do with sport. Tiger didn't dope, he didn't cheat on the course. He's not paid by public funds or preaching morality. Leave the guy alone and quit boring us to death with irrelevant, so-called "news."

    December 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Reply
  18. Jen

    LEAVE THE MAN – AND HIS FAMILY ALONE. People (men and women) mess up every day. I love how no one is following up on the release of more troops or the cop killer being shot. Let one accomplished, successful brother mess up once and that's the news.

    December 3, 2009 at 2:10 pm | Reply
  19. Lissa Maclin

    What does it matter? All the killing, kidnapping, rape, incest, etc. That is news. So he had a wreck, and he is a famous, I am not his wife and that is there problem. There was no crime done to us. That is between him and his wife. CNN you are just as bad as the Enquire if I want smut I will buy that... I want NEWS!!! How are the troops doing? How many Soldiers have died for our Country to date? Yes I support the president, and the last one in command. Why cause it is my job. We joined the Armed Forces, we were not force to do so. My motto is " The Army is not just my job, it's my CHOICE!" Put news that matters to Real americans that care about the real world. Not Tiger, or anyother famous person that cheats on his wife/husband. Tell me how our comrades are doing to include my baby brother.

    December 3, 2009 at 2:13 pm | Reply
  20. HawaiianMangoQueen

    I would love to see every "entertainment" show (most especially Entertainment Tonight) banished from our lives. They prey on human imperfections and tragedies (who cannot forget their coverage of Anna Nicole Smith?). I wish people would join with me and stop watching these shows, stop buying the trashy tabloids and instead devote that time to more important causes and issues. Suddenly people have forgotten all the good Tiger Woods has done through his Foundation and for the sport of golf in general. Enough is enough. Leave Tiger and Elin alone to deal with whatever it is they are going through.

    December 3, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  21. Theresa

    Tiger's private life became public upon accepting $1B in endorsements from such companies as NIKE. Both Tiger's professional and personal behavior are subject to public scrutiny by American families, especially when our kids look to him as a role model. TIger needs to learn self-control and self-respect which appears to be lacking in significant areas of his life. Everyone makes a mistake but being a professional golfer does not give you a free pass out of the sand pit ! Also, it is not surprising to see why NIKE sales are and will continue to decrease when NIKE announces supporting for Tiger on the same day that he admits "trangressions" and "personal sins." Tiger and NIKE: one dumb act follows another.

    December 3, 2009 at 2:21 pm | Reply
  22. Anne

    It is amazing the things people choose to focus on. Tiger Woods is HUMAN! People make mistakes and learn form them. It is so easy to forget that this is a young man who has won 14 major titles and had impacted on the world of golf and sport as a whole.

    I admire and respect him for admitting his short comings.... but I feel so angry that every paper wants to now shove that in our faces. People should be allowed to deal with their issues in private.

    Everybody falls.... even Tiger.

    December 3, 2009 at 2:22 pm | Reply
  23. JTav

    Its sad to always notice that fame and wealth are two of the most destractors of family, you would think that these would be family builders. I hope things will work out well between Tiger and his wife.

    December 3, 2009 at 2:25 pm | Reply
  24. Ed Gilbert

    How interesting to watch "stars" crave the spot light, even using their families, to garner attention. Then when something untoward happens they always ask for privacy. Come on folks, you can't very well expect to have it both ways.

    December 3, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Reply
  25. Guiseppe

    I just want to say:Leave the man alone!!!!!People are always eager to throw stones at others.
    Have Tiger done something bad ?He didn't kill somebody.It's between him,God, and his family.
    Enough is enough!!!Let's talk about something important!!!Climat's change for example.People are talking as if Tiger is perfect and they, themselves, are saints.We all know that's far from the truth.

    December 3, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Reply
  26. Debra Lee

    This story about tiger has more publicity then Michael Jackson's death. That's pretty sad that the press can't just leave it alone and let him deal with this problem on his own. Or is it a problem? Maybe his marriage wasn't so perfect afterall. Everyone has skeletons in their closet! You go Tiger, I'm behind you 100%. Live your life to the fullest everyday because there may not be a tomorrow. Just be yourself!

    December 3, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Reply
  27. Helen Ploderer-King

    I think that the US media should stop scrutinising peoples lives; If he had an extramarital affair it is his business and not the medias. In the puritanical (albeit it fake) US society peoples lives can be destroyed. Grow up US of A! Men sometimes have their brains in other places than a woman's, see Bill Clinton, or François Mitterand but it doesn't mean that he still doesn't love his wife. Just because of a car accident his personal and professional life is being ruined by the media.
    I think there are other more important things going on in the world than supposed affairs of a sportsman. I do not think that this will affect his profession any more than the personal affairs did to the intelligence of Bill Clinton.

    December 3, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Reply
  28. IF

    Tiger woods earns a lot of money because the public admire his skills at playing golf. That's what he is selling and that's what the public is paying for.

    The man is entitled to his privacy and to his "transgressions". The demand for a public apology smacks of the Inquisition... If he did indeed cheat on his wife that's clearly a matter to be solved by the two of them in private. All this glare is possibly achieving is more emotional hurt to his wife, irrespective of Tiger Woods having "transgressed" or not.

    It is this hunger for public idiocy that produces episodes like that pitiful couple that crashed the White House dinner...

    December 3, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Reply
  29. Arthur

    What Tiger does or does not do is none of our business. He is guilty of something many people are guilty of every day. Big deal! Get over it people.

    December 3, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Reply
  30. J

    Tiger is as human as all of us. We all sin; and unfortunately will continue to do so.

    Please, don't condemn, judge or convict him (in your minds) wihout knowing all of the facts.

    As has been said, ... 'walk in my shoes'.

    Tiger, I admire you for your incredible accomplishments, that you were required to achieve by your father for his selfish & personal financial gain;; and the extreme pressure he placed on you as such a young child so he could acquire that status

    Your alleged digression pales when compared to what your dad did to you.

    My heartfelt prayers to both of you through this very difficult time.

    December 3, 2009 at 3:16 pm | Reply
  31. Rob

    I find it hilarious that so many people here are so focused on the personal life of an athlete you don't know. Don't you have something better to do with your time? TIGER DOESN'T OWE ANYONE ANYTHING when it comes to explaining his personal life. The people clamoring for details are the first ones who would be crying if the shoe was on the other foot. Whatever happened, Tiger is still the best golfer in the world. If you're so sad and shallow

    December 3, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Reply
  32. photo genius

    I agree with most of you, he has admitted fault, he has admitted he is not perfect. Tiger is still the greatest golfer in the world and this so called "scandal" is not going to affect that Why are people so consumed in celeb lives? this is where people get the idea that we're supposed to live or look a certain way. GET A LIFE OF YOUR OWN!

    December 3, 2009 at 3:24 pm | Reply
  33. Conguero

    I'm not a multi-millionaire and my wife is not a swimsuit model, but I've been 100% faithful to her and God for our 27 years of marraige. It seems Tiger should have every happiness in the world, and he still needs to look elsewhere. My opinion of him has gone way down. Can I forgive him? Of course, but do I admire him? No, not really. He is a good golfer – that's it.

    December 3, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  34. Steve

    I am really happy to see all of the positive comments posted here. I too feel that Tiger, Mrs. Woods and any other party, if any, should be left alone.

    December 3, 2009 at 3:43 pm | Reply
  35. D

    Tiger Woods is the same as any celebrity. They want all the positive press coverage they can get...until its something that is negative then it becomes something unfair that they don't deserve. They orchestrate their public image to maximize their celebrity income with little regard for others. They want the fans and publicity but only on their self serving terms.

    December 3, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Reply
  36. Janet

    Elin is the one who is being hurt with all of the details being made public – not Tiger. Horse is dead – no need to keep beating it!

    December 3, 2009 at 3:57 pm | Reply
  37. gwailoting

    leave the guy alone none of you people (media) who is currently judging him are in the position to do so he is who he is a great Golfer
    after all we are the same HUMAN

    December 3, 2009 at 4:00 pm | Reply
  38. mike ped

    Look at Teddy Kennedy. He had a come back.

    December 3, 2009 at 4:17 pm | Reply
  39. Mark

    The man is a golfer, simple as that. His mistake was to apologise for his trangressions, the only apology due is to his wife, not the world. What right do people have to know the details? He had an affair, so what? It's not news. He's not a clergyman or a politician that have this burden of playing the innocent. If anything it finally shows he's just like the rest of us.

    December 3, 2009 at 4:54 pm | Reply
  40. Diana

    he doesn't have to give any explanations. People should just leave them alone!

    would you like if the hole world would start meddling in your life? there should be a damn law against this kind of journalism.

    December 3, 2009 at 7:24 pm | Reply
  41. Oliver Chettle

    No-one should ever admire sportsmen for anything but their sporting ability. No-one over fourteen has an excuse for forgetting that. But most of the media did, they helped him to fabricate an image that he never deserved, and they should also be apologising.

    December 3, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Reply
  42. Victoria

    I'm tired of the TV News stations and CNN joining in on SENSATIONALISM it is disgusting like a porno magazine .
    I think most of the viewer's would agree with the lack of decency , and would like our News Stations stay with what is considered News and affects all of our lives as a city , state or country .
    I don't want to hear about some celebrities personal life unless he is
    causing harm to the community, but this ! This is like going into
    someone's private home and meddling in their marriage !
    I would be irate if I were his wife not just about the hurt she feeling and the breaking vows but about the thought that the News and the country feels it is any of their business !!
    A lot of couples have experience problems
    in their marriage and it is between the husband and wife .
    What the media is doing is throwing it into people's living rooms as long as they can and alot us are tired of it !!!
    This is not News that we need to know. Leave them alone and let them have their time to heal !! and explore what wrong in their marriage and try to fit it . The News and television is just throwing fire on it !!!

    Noone is without SIn and if you are let you cast the first stone !!!!, but many of you have already done that and God is watching !!!
    You have no business coming into that families life when pain
    is already there. You're twisting the knife to make it worst !!
    All of you shall shall pay the price in God's eyes , and you bring
    shame to Journalism!!
    Tiger needs only to apologize to his wife and family and repent
    to God.
    Please change your ways of reporting news . This is not News !!
    When he wins a golfing tournament it is news !

    Get the hell out of these people personal lives! Celebs get paid to
    entertain you with their sports ,stage, movies and television shows.
    I don't want to be in their brain and in their home life! This is
    ridiculous !!
    You people are like Gouls, peeping toms and Gravediggers !

    STOP IT !!! BRING SOME DECENCY BACK !

    December 3, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Reply
  43. Brenny

    I agree with D who said "Tiger Woods is the same as any celebrity. They want all the positive press coverage they can get...until its something that is negative then it becomes something unfair that they don't deserve. They orchestrate their public image to maximize their celebrity income with little regard for others. They want the fans and publicity but only on their self serving terms".

    Frankly Tiger has made a bucket of $ off his public 'image' and now the public have a right to know if they have been conned. It may be that we have been lied to for years by a well built PR machine. I'd like to know.

    December 3, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Reply
  44. Deena

    People are involved in fender benders all of the time all over the world, I don't see why Tiger's fender bender is such a big deal. At some point, the public has to understand that they don't have the right to know every single detail about a public figure.

    December 3, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Reply
  45. Chris

    He may go on to be the greatest golfer that ever played the game. No one said he could be the greatest person that ever lived. He lives by the same standards we all fail to meet some how some way in our life time.

    December 3, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Reply
  46. Ken

    Quite frankly this is none of your business any more than it is mine and it is between Woods and his family not some would be sports writer trying out for the National Inquirer.

    I getting a little tired of you holier than thou sports people that are attempting to past judgement on people with your demands for pentence through public apology . If truth were known, you guys that seem to relish your watchdog efforts are most probably no better than those you are crucifying in print. Woods may be guilty of all it appears to be but that is the business of his family and him. He has commited no crime, didn't beat his wife or push Grandma out into traffic. Again, not your business, not my business and no public apology require for you, me or anyone other than his family.

    You want to be a sports columnist, then write about sports. If you want to be a sleaze columnist, I'm sure you could hook on with the National Enquirer. You certainly seem to be headed that direction. Butt out.

    December 4, 2009 at 12:45 am | Reply
  47. Victor G.

    Shame on Jesper Parnevik for his comments. He does not know what is going on. In addition, he introduced them, he did not forced her to marry Tiger. IT shows you why people like Mr. Parnevik try to use every oportunity to be on the 15 minutes of glory track. If you care about a friend or family member in a situation like this one, the best way is to let them figure out what they want to do.

    December 4, 2009 at 12:48 am | Reply
  48. Jon

    Tiger is no different than any other red-blodded successful American male. The difference is he has always been secretive about his public like and personally that is the way it should be then and now. His situation which none of us know except him, his wife and god needs to be worked out in private, not the public arena. I wish him the best of luck in sorting out his life and his wife she'll need to be strong, understanding and know how to forgive. Hillary did it with Bill and look where it got her...

    December 4, 2009 at 1:27 am | Reply
  49. Matias

    Give the man a break. Imagine the fishbowl he lives in!

    December 4, 2009 at 1:27 am | Reply
  50. Bob in LA

    It's a broken record to continuously proclaim, 'we all make mistakes'. We all know we have made mistakes and we ALL have a few skeletons in our closet. The difference between the 99% of the people reading this and Tiger... you are not marketed as a 'clean guy' and making $$$million$$$ from it. You are lying to YOURSELF if you deny that Woods is not 'marketed' as 'clean' (meaning, high standards, focused, role-model, philanthropic, in-control...). Woods screwed up big time and while everyone is saying 'he' made a mistake, not many seem to focus on how his wife and her family might feel. Woods deserves ALL scrutiny and embarassment of the media coverage and focus. What other way would he be pushed to contriteness for his 'transgressions' other than Elin packing up and leaving (which she rightfully could)?

    December 4, 2009 at 1:27 am | Reply
  51. Mojo

    He screwed up only proving he is "human". If this whole scenario turns out to be true then it's something he and his wife will have to deal with.
    Did anyone realize that President Obama is sending thousands of more troops to Afghanistan to finish a job that is relevant and needs to be finished? How does Tiger take priority over these men and women, of which I am certain, several won't make it back home?

    December 4, 2009 at 1:28 am | Reply
  52. Jerry J. Nestor

    The only thing that has happened to Tiger Woods this week is to prove that he is human. I'm not condonihg his actions in the past. We all make mistakes in life, but let he and his wife work things out. Let remember the word "forgiveness." The more the media gives this attention. The more the media show their stupidy.

    December 4, 2009 at 2:18 am | Reply
  53. Eli

    I get my news and current events from the internet; it seems like stories like this and the 'Jon and Kate' story are becoming more prevalent. Is this really newsworthy? I certainly do not think so. It's disgusting and disappointing when important and real news events that really impact our lives are hardly mentioned. The news media has really put forth a tremendous amount of effort to make a story out of this. It's embarrassing for the news organization; a desperate attempt to attract viewers. Please stop it already!

    December 4, 2009 at 2:57 am | Reply
  54. George

    What tarnished image?

    December 4, 2009 at 3:44 pm | Reply
  55. wayne

    I wonder how much money is spent in just covering this event. Just think of the air time alone, reporters police, the investigation, wages, cars, meals, need I say more. This is just short of a crime.

    December 4, 2009 at 4:37 pm | Reply
  56. steve

    Leave tiger alone. Play on player.

    December 4, 2009 at 6:55 pm | Reply
  57. pramok

    As long as he comes out clean and honest with further investigation he can rebuild his tarnished image ... but a small percentage of doubt will linger on for ever.... just as with Bill Clinton when he was president after that affair with Ms. Monika L...........

    December 5, 2009 at 2:22 am | Reply
  58. rbk

    I sure would not sponsor a man who has a women in every golf tournament town that Tiger plays in. Nike, Gatorade and AT&T should be ashamed of what they are saying that they won't drop Tiger. It just show that money is more important to the sponsors as it is to Tiger.

    December 5, 2009 at 3:57 am | Reply
  59. Larry M

    You (the press) can't knock the man because of his professional failings, he simply is the best in the world at his chosen sport, and we all know how the press hates a winner, so you had to find something else to hang him with, with no apparent regard for the feelings of his wife and family.The the public does NOT need to know every dirty detail of every celebrity's life, and frankly, we are tired of it. When he makes a hole in one I'll read about it, this is the very last time I will even glance at another "news" article of this low class ilk.

    Larry M
    CA, USA

    December 5, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Reply
  60. richard mendoza

    i guess the phrase " for better or for worse" is applicable in this case, erin and tiger must continue the journey of marriage.
    tiger must surrender his endorsements for the time being, so we will not need to keep on seeing him other than the golf course.his face is transgressed.
    let him play well, win big but keep his face away from us, there are children here and there.

    December 5, 2009 at 3:56 pm | Reply
  61. Steve

    When our tin God's fall we seem to hear the forest crashing around us. To be reminded no one is perfect or has a perfect life. When mere mortals crash it often goes unoticed and unheard. Yet, in each case amends have to be made and a person must stand up and openly make this crash made public, if only to his immediate family or friend. In Tigers case, as with all tin God's, because of their stature then they must man up to everyone. Then, hopefully, like all the rest of humanity they can gather themselves up and learn and grow. I hope he is given the chance to learn and grow like everyone else.

    December 5, 2009 at 4:00 pm | Reply
  62. Linda Spence

    No one mentions their children – two little people under the age of 2 years. For goodness sake, let them deal with this in their own way. I agree with one comment – Entertainment tonight "should be called "Bloodsport tonight" The presenters with their over the top clothes and hairdos, not to mention their cynical sneers and botoxed foreheads . I think a PHD in cattiness is required for the job – what right do they have to critisize a man who has spent millions on underprrivileged children. So, he messed up, yes, they may divorce but who's business is it but there own. Shame on the lots of you.

    December 6, 2009 at 2:03 am | Reply
  63. Guran

    Americans always talk abount "family value". Thanks Tiger that you show the right face.

    Hope Gillette and NIKE will fire him

    December 6, 2009 at 8:49 am | Reply
  64. pete in canada

    having an extramarital affair with 1 woman is not all that uncommon these days and probably can be forgiven. having up to and maybe more than 10 affairs is simply bizzare and brazen.

    December 7, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Reply
  65. charlie Beast Lae

    This is his private life.Shame on the media firms on speculating alot.Shame on you.Talk about politics or business.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:09 am | Reply
  66. Adouwa

    I am amazed at all the screaming about Tiger Woods. Men are cheating on their wives everyday and guess who with? Us Women! We allow them and encourage them so let no blame be laid anywhere. perhaps tiger and his wife should see this as a wake up call to work on their marriage and decide the way forward .in the meantime, scandals like Tiger Woods will always be there so long as day follows night!!!!!

    December 8, 2009 at 4:53 am | Reply
  67. Patrick

    Enough already! Report on the innumerable problems in the world. I do not condone what he did but Tiger is just another imperfect human being. He made a grave mistake and its for him and his wife to work it out without any intervention from the press. My heart goes out to his wife Elin and their two children.

    December 8, 2009 at 7:08 am | Reply
  68. Abhijeet

    Please leave the man alone; He and his family will sort out there own problems...Media can only worsen it.

    December 8, 2009 at 7:27 am | Reply
  69. TDR

    Terrible what he did. Just terrible – so typical American this 'Move on' talk. where are your ethics US of A

    December 8, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Reply
  70. Anthony TK Goh

    Leave the Tiger to lick his wounds,
    Let not the media to dehumanise him,
    Let him mend fences with his wife but give them time.
    The Tiger is Man enough to admit his faults,
    He is contrite and sorry for his transgressions,
    What more do we expect from this private man?
    He is not your Tiger in a cage,
    He is human and down to earth,
    It's his golf that makes him a "superhuman"
    Let him loose and let him come back
    A humbler golfer minus the "aura" that surrounded him then.
    If Parnevik is more than sincere,
    He should contribute to a happier ending
    And be a part of the unifying force of goodwill.
    Tiger, play on
    The world wants to see the comeback kid with his clubs.
    To me and many of us,
    This accidental episode of Tiger's life has not diminished
    his stature and his standing as one of golf's greats.

    December 9, 2009 at 4:48 am | Reply
  71. David

    WHO Tiger Wood SLEEP WITH is his business .

    Care about yourself. There are many things important in this world than Tiger Wood marital affairs.
    We have wars ouer troops , famine , diseases...health care reforms to care about.

    Go back to work! Stop brodcasting Tiger stories. We have enought of all this politacal , sport celebrities maritals affairs.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Reply
  72. Wanda

    This could have all blown over if he had just talked to the police, when he refused then the media started to dig and believe me if there is anything to find, they will find it. I feel sorry for his wife, she didn't ask for any of this.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:37 pm | Reply
  73. Winnie

    I couldn't be more annoyed at the amount of coverage this has received! There are more fascinating things happening in the world right now than the endless recount of Tiger's snoring in the neighbors yard and his supposed affairs and the effects it may have on his future. Let it go already!

    December 10, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Reply
  74. Ajose kazeem

    It is better we look at other things bothering the society and not an individual(woods).There are other issues begging for attention,why don't leave wood's to his life there are people out there who have things more worst and nobody is sayng anything about it.Let him be okay.

    December 11, 2009 at 7:27 am | Reply
  75. EDWARD SEVUME

    The man is trying to mend his fences. Give him a chance!

    December 12, 2009 at 11:54 pm | Reply
  76. pramok

    He could pick up his life back again – providing that he maintains his married life .. otherwise, this could be the beginning of his down fall of his fantastic sporting career. So far he has tasted the up swing in his career, but now he is going to get the taste of down fall like everyone else....... George Best , O.J. Simpson, Borj. McEnroe.......

    December 13, 2009 at 12:21 am | Reply
  77. pramok

    Sex scandal are difficult whether you are politicians, sports personality,
    priests or normal person of any society of o any nationality. Once it is exposed, the tarnished image is very difficult to get rid of. It is only matter of time and space that you will know how the people have judged you. And if you break the house rule – normally no one forgives you.

    December 13, 2009 at 12:27 am | Reply
  78. Josephine

    ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!He who is without Sin should be the first to throw the stone. Leave Tiger and his wife to heal. This is a very difficult time for them. LEAVE HIM ALONE!!!!!!!!!!

    December 13, 2009 at 2:21 am | Reply
  79. Jean

    Why does everybody feel sorry for Elin, she is also to blame. Tiger is vulnerable out there, why is she not following and supporting him like all the other wives do, does she think she is so beautiful that he won't stray? All these other years he has been under his Mother's protection and watchful eyes, and because he's married it does not mean he's safe.

    December 15, 2009 at 4:54 am | Reply
  80. Wanda

    I don't agree with Jean. Tiger's wife has two small children, she can't drag them around to every event. Besides she deserves to be respected by the man she married, we all want and need that respect and we don't want to have to worry every time our husbands go out of town on business. Tiger married Elin, if he did not want to stay faithful, he should have stayed single.

    December 15, 2009 at 2:02 pm | Reply
  81. CHAMUEL

    The guy is just a golf player not a saint. Possibly the best golf player ever....He is not a priest nor a father/husband role figure...a public figure? yes because of his golf skills alone.........his private life and his extra curricular activities shouldnt be anyone's concerns but his and his family alone......let him and his wife sort things out on their own....all you puritans with your moral preachings...you know well who you are....... you should all be more concerned about your own thoughts and actions.....and all you creating this mediatic show about this incident ...do you realize this only makes things worse for him and his wife? .......heck....From now on Im only buying Nike golf equipment !!!! All you other sponsors are loosers for dropping him.

    December 15, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Reply

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