Tiger Woods read an 11 minute heartfelt and at times angry and chastising apology to the world this morning. I’m a little over this whole mess. I can’t imagine what this man was thinking as he was cheating with more than a dozen women. Don’t we all know by now that TMZ, The National Enquirer, or real news is relentless until they expose you for the lying, cheating jackass you are?!!! In my opinion, the statement was worthless. He admitted to feeling a sense of entitlement because of his success and riches. He claims that his straying away from the Buddhist teachings his mother instilled in him since he was a child led to his engorged sense of ego, selfishness, and eventual fall. He apologized to the fans and the kids that considered him a role model. All of which would have seemed more sincere if he hadn’t had to pause and look down at his script so often, but I guess with such a long list to make amends for, it really couldn’t and shouldn’t have been an off the cuff statement.
Tiger berated the media for wrongfully accusing Elin of attacking him on Thanksgiving and insisted that she did not hurt him and that there has never been any instance of domestic violence in their home ever. He also angrily scolded the media for following his 2 year old and leaking the address of her school. I appreciate that he has the right to defend his family. And certainly the media needs to learn to leave innocent, defenseless children out of the mix of these affairs, but his anger was his most convincing emotion and I’m not sure that should have been his main message today. Tiger confessed that he has spend 45 days at a facility seeking treatment and recovery and will return because he has a long way to go. I certainly agree. He said that Elin told him that words are not the apology she is interested in, but is more concerned with his actions. He commented that the status of his marriage would remain between him and his wife; however, I don’t believe he was wearing a wedding band and Elin was not present at the statement. So, the status doesn’t seem so good. Tiger also stated that he is not certain when he will return to golf, though he has not ruled out that it may be sometime this year. I don’t know, I was never really a big Tiger fan to begin with, but this whole mess makes it impossible for me to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Though I did forgive Bill, so who knows…can we forgive Tiger?