Wow! Apparently Tiger’s been markin’ his territory all over the globe. And like Rick Pitino, Tiger’s proven himself not only a snake, but an idiot as well.
Don’t mistake this for any sort of defense of his infidelity, but are you kidding me, Tiger? Calls and texts from your personal phone? Seriously? You didn’t have an associate’s phone you could have used? You didn’t think to go to Wal-Mart and pick up a Tracfone – you know the untraceable, disposable deals? I mean, you didn’t even use an alias! Talk about an open and shut case. You didn’t even leave the door open to a hint of a shadow of a doubt.
The biggest mistake Tiger made (after he cheated) was not coming clean. Certainly not easy, but this whole ordeal would be a whole lot easier right now if had. Of course, the easiest way to avoid the discomfort is not to step out in the first place!
The defenders of privacy have already started to surface, Woods included. From his website apology:
“But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions.”
WRONG! Not the case for you, Tiger. Like it or not, the Tiger Woods rules are different. Take a peek at the old savings account if you need a reminder.
You are the best professional golfer in the world. The game made you rich. The game brought you fame. Your status within the game brought the sponsorships and endorsements to your front porch. And you were the one who invited them in. More money...more face time...and you seem to have forgotten, more responsibility. See, that money is my money - the public’s money - doled out based on a perception of you…not only who you are as an athlete, but who you are as a man.
Tiger said yes to the check, and immediately assumed the responsibility of being above reproach, for as the face of Nike…as the face of Buick…he’s said to the world, “I’m not only a great golfer, I am Tiger Woods.”