Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Tiger Roars (well almost)

As we all know, Tiger Woods has been on the front page over the last few days for something not associated with golf (unless the rumor is true that his wife chased him with an iron in her hand and busted out the window in the Escalade). He posted the following comment on his website this morning:

I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.

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. I realize there are some who don't share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one's own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions.

Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it's difficult.

I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology.

Is this finally over? I mean, Tiger still has money and those people that are going to hate on him, probably already hated him. His car was tore up, but the fire hydrant and tree have been repaired/restored. His image is tarnished and he'll probably have to answer questions when he does come in front of the media during his next event, but in the end, this should all be done.

Two interesting things:

1) Supposedly Tiger called one of his boys afterwards and said he needed a 'Kobe Special'. His friend asked what that was and Tiger's reply was 'a ring with a house on it'. That's priceless.

2) Why did everyone lawyer up after this hit? Tiger lawyered up, Ms. Uchitel lawyered up, Tiger's neighbor lawyered up, the fire hydrant and the tree got lawyers, and I am wondering why?!?!?!

1 comment:

South Loop Social Light said...

Tiger is still an amazing golfer and I hope he's able to get his marriage in order out of the public eye. People forget that marriage takes real work...Hope they can get their ish together.