Two weeks that shattered Tiger Woods

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  • The difference with Tiger is:
    Dec. 13, 2009 12:36 p.m.

    Anyone can make mistakes.

    However, not everybody sells their * IMAGE * for Millions and millions of dollars...CHOOSING to portray themselves as "UPRIGHT" "HONEST" "FAITHFUL"

    Tiger has built an image that tells the WORLD...BUY what I suggest. Purchase items and ideas I endorse, BECAUSE I am TRUSTWORTHY.

    He is NOT faithful, he is NOT trustworthy, he is NOT honest, he is NOT upright, NOT a good father, NOT a good husband.

    So WHY should we pay him Millions based on THAT image?

    Yes, he's a great golfer. So FREAKING what?

    There are millions of DADS and HUSBANDS that are faithful, that ARE good, that ARE honest.

    You men, your reward is yours everyday, and greater rewards await! The millions of $ dollars only mean it is much harder to get into heaven!

    God bless the unheralded faithful husbands and fathers!

    Tiger...get it together, and good job being a good golfer...that means a lot!

  • to: Ing
    Dec. 13, 2009 1:14 a.m.

    "And yet people do it all the time. What makes Tiger Woods any different from any one of us who may have done something similar?"

    Actually, Ing, people don't do it all the time.

    I have been married to the same woman for twenty years, and have been faithful to her the whole entire time. I don't have 12+ women coming out of the woodwork all confessing they have had affairs with me because I "haven't done something similar."

    Do you get it? We common folk don't think we are above the laws and moral codes that govern the rest of humanity. We are subject to our conscience.

    Apparently you are more like Tiger and less like the rest of us.

    Get a clue!

  • SJ Bobkins
    Dec. 12, 2009 9:26 p.m.

    Ye Olde Sage Sayeth:
    #1 You play with fire, son, you get burned
    #2 You do not need to conquer other woman to be big man, you be a big man by conquering your desires
    #3 You will have to tell the truth at some point. Is it not better to make the first story true rather than the 10th?
    #4 Fidelity may be olde fashined, happiness is olde fashion also, and the two are closely aligned.
    #5 If there were no gods to punish you for your sins, you still need be true to yourself, for regrets punisheth the most severe.
    #6 Your parents raised you, their job is done, your job is to raise your children in how to find happiness and fulfillment. Your example is the most potent teacher. Childrens eyes are always open, ears always hearing.
    #7 A ship load of 30 foot putts can never make a poor father a good father, a poor husband a good husband.

  • Getting caught /best wishes
    Dec. 12, 2009 5:55 p.m.

    Getting caught just means his years of living a double life on the dark side eventually caught up with him with full force. Hopefully this will be a motive for him to make a profound change within himself. We all have our weaknesses and gratefully don't have to be under a national spotlight like Tiger.I wish the best for him and his family in these very difficult times.

  • Josia
    Dec. 12, 2009 5:33 p.m.

    I used to think highly of Mr. Woods. Sadly, not anymore man! I hope he loses everything he has. Would be Justice served! Joseph.

  • Californian #1@94131
    Dec. 12, 2009 5:26 p.m.

    "Two weeks" didn't undo Tiger. Almost no one turns into adulterers, bank robbers, dope addicts, or murderers overnight. We all have weak spots, and most of us know which ones we have and do a pretty good job of controlling them. But when we yield once and find that conscience, morals, ethics, or fear are no obstacle, the second time becomes easier. Thoughts turn into words, which lead to deeds, which become habits, which form character, which ultimately determines destiny.

    ** "Even though he is a high profile person, he is entitled to his private life." **

    As long as they haven't yet been caught with their pants down or some other smoking gun in their hand, they love the headlines, the limelight, the public acclaim and adulation. Then, when the inevitable happens, they want "privacy."

    Oh, but it isn't for themselves. They want privacy to protect their innocent and traumatized families.

  • Re: Gee Wayne
    Dec. 12, 2009 5:10 p.m.

    That is right, all Utahns are bad and racist. No leaps to judgment there. One person makes a dumb comment and then you associate the whole state with them. From the comments, I can't tell who has the most prejudice.

  • He made his money
    Dec. 12, 2009 4:37 p.m.

    through not only golf, but his squeaky clean image. Now he wants "privacy" when scammed the world. Never followed him and don't care for golf, but even the mighty Jordan and Kobe will be remembered just as much for their indiscretions as their accomplishments. Was thinking Tiger was something different, but alas. He deserves the scrutiny allowing the world to know he is not what he claimed to be through his marketing. Hope his wife takes him to the cleaners.

  • One question
    Dec. 12, 2009 4:30 p.m.

    I understand the guy wants the women, but why get married? He didn't have to get married, he could have been like Derek Jeters. Instead he tries to play both sides of the fence and messes up his wife's, kid's and his own life.

    Ok one more question. How dumb is this guy? One of the most famous people in the world and he thinks he won't get caught? And a waitress from Perkins? WOW. This guy is king of the down-grade.

  • Anonymous
    Dec. 12, 2009 4:26 p.m.

    This could not have happened to a better guy! I love it! Reap what you sow tiger

  • Re: What was this article for?
    Dec. 12, 2009 2:39 p.m.

    A recap? This was more than a recap. This was journalism at its finest, not some hypocritical (sic) report you'd find in tabloid mags or TV. Yeah, the mainstream media is so pathetic. Why should they dare report on anything but the sport or business ventures of Mr. Tiger Woods, a VERY PUBLIC person, who benefits financially TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars over his lifetime from sponsors who invade the privacy of tens of millions of television viewers and magazine readers globally. Funny, I didn't read into Mr. Dahlberg's report anything about worship, nor was that word ever used. That was your inference. Bottom line: If an individual makes the choice of promoting him or herself to the extent Mr. Woods has, expect to live under the microscope. Sadly, he will join these others: Michael Jackson molestation charges; Marilyn Monroe dies under mysterious circumstances; O.J. Simpson murder trial; Kobe Bryant rape trial; John Belushi overdoses; Hugh Grant busted for soliciting prostitute; Martha Stewart imprisoned for insider trading; Woody Allen marries his stepdaughter. Get the picture? America does.

  • Anonymous
    Dec. 12, 2009 2:17 p.m.

    This has no effect on his swing. He's a golfer. He is not a governor from South Carolina giving speeches on moral issues.

    I bet this will just increase his ratings.

  • Happy Man?
    Dec. 12, 2009 2:09 p.m.

    "Tiger Woods had to be a happy man as he settled into a seat on his private jet . . ."

    Happy man? How happy can a person be who knows he's cheating on his wife and infant children? The spirit and soul of anyone with a sense of right and wrong and even the most basic of religious upbringing would be continuously tortured by his burning conscience.

  • What was this article for?
    Dec. 12, 2009 2:02 p.m.

    What, nothing new to report on Tiger today, so we do a re-cap?? The media is pathetic and while Tiger has obviously made mistakes that he has to deal with, he owes none of us anything, including the hypocritical media. Anyone who worshipped Tiger as a man, unless they knew him personally, needs therapy. The guy is the greatest golfer ever to play the game... worship his golf, fine. Allow your kids to worship him beyond that... stupid, as has been proven over and over as professional athletes who are placed on a pedestal for being good at a sport, fall from grace when their personal lives turn out to be less than perfect... er, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, etc., etc. People who are judging Tiger and preaching about his sins are naive. I'm not defending the guy, just saying he was doing what many other pro athletes do... along with other 'high profile' people... even past presidents....LOL So easy to sit in judgement though, so I'm guessing the 'high and mighty' shall continue to do just that.

  • Ing
    Dec. 12, 2009 1:38 p.m.

    Good grief. This didn't shatter a legend, it shattered an *image*.

    His public image as one the squeaky-cleanest of all sports celebrities has gone down the tubes, sure. But even if he never plays another round of professional golf, he'll still be a legend--because he's a better golfer than anybody ever has been. He'll be legendary like Jack Nicklaus and Babe Ruth because he's that good.

    Now don't get me wrong, I'm not defending the sordid hidden life the guy had. There's no way to justify doing that to your wife and children.

    And yet people do it all the time. What makes Tiger Woods any different from any one of us who may have done something similar?

    Fame and money. Fundamentally he's no different than anyone else with talent and drive.

    The so-called public outrage? Please. It's just an excuse for profiteering piranhas to take their pound of flesh and sell it to a greedy public that eats this stuff up like mindless zombies.

  • Gee Wayne
    Dec. 12, 2009 1:34 p.m.

    Just can't get past the Obama thing huh? What's the connection anyway, the article's about a golfer? Oh yeah, they're both black. Must chap your your hide every day to be reminded a black guy is your president. Too funny, an article about a golfer, and all the sad little man can do is cry about a president he didn't vote for. Hilarious. Utahn's are AWESOME!!!

  • Wayne Rout
    Dec. 12, 2009 1:15 p.m.

    It never occured to me that Woods might be faithful or equipted with moral character. Like Obama, he is a creation of the media. No one shoud be surprised at this glimpse into his real life.

  • Seen it too often
    Dec. 12, 2009 1:00 p.m.

    The gifted athlete is coddled in high school, then flattered and protected in college till they think they are not accountable because they have never been held accountable. All of a sudden this little bit or arrogance pops up and bits them in their achilles heel. Down they come with a crash and they wonder what happened and have no clue how to handle this adversity.

  • Anonymous
    Dec. 12, 2009 12:33 p.m.

    Even though he is a high profile person, he is entitled to his private life.

  • Doug G
    Dec. 12, 2009 12:16 p.m.

    The sport will miss him. I hope he gets some stuff figured out. In the mean time, I don't imagine he will have to shop off the generic food shelf.

  • That Jesus Guy Was Smart
    Dec. 12, 2009 12:08 p.m.

    Sexual immorality causing problems in one's life?

    Nah, it couldn't be......

  • Wisdom
    Dec. 12, 2009 12:02 p.m.

    Woods' spoke of the virtue of privacy.

    While that's a nice thing to have, what about the virtue of sexual faithfulness to your spouse?

    Wise men and women still know this matters more than $3Million appearance fees.

  • The Chosen One,
    Dec. 12, 2009 11:37 a.m.

    Turns out his dad had no idea just what a dud this guy actually is. Watching this all unfold has been one entertaining tale. Why does unbridled fame, talent and wealth so often lead to such disastrous decision making? I guess being a highly disciplined golfer means nothing about ones self-discipline. Have fun digging yourself out from this one Tiger. What a tool.

  • Woods
    Dec. 12, 2009 11:30 a.m.

    Hopefully he can turn the negative choices into a positive by turning things around and committing to better choices.