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Tiger's "apology" ... did you buy it?


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IMO, that whole deal was just Tiger fulfilling one of the steps of a 12-step program -- the one where he has to make apologize to those he hurt or failed. He just used that step for the opportunity to pass it off as a press conference...hoping it'd help the whole mess go away.

 

I saw no real emotion from him other than sorry he got caught, anger that he had to do what he was doing, and anger at the press.

 

I don't but it...but time will tell.

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I love what Donald Trump said:

 

''It's so damaged and if the reports are just half true I would recommend Tiger just call it a bad experience, say bye-bye, go out and be a wonderful playboy and win tournaments and have a good life.

''I think the whole concept of them getting together is not in the best interest necessarily of either one.

''It's so badly damaged that every time they have a little argument she's going to look at him with blood pouring out of her eyes.

''I think the best thing he can do is go on his way, work hard on his game, win major championships and other championships and continue to be maybe the best golfer that ever lived.''

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I love what Donald Trump said:

 

''It's so damaged and if the reports are just half true I would recommend Tiger just call it a bad experience, say bye-bye, go out and be a wonderful playboy and win tournaments and have a good life.

''I think the whole concept of them getting together is not in the best interest necessarily of either one.

''It's so badly damaged that every time they have a little argument she's going to look at him with blood pouring out of her eyes.

''I think the best thing he can do is go on his way, work hard on his game, win major championships and other championships and continue to be maybe the best golfer that ever lived.''

 

 

Geez....my wife still get's mad about the time I kissed another girl when we were in high school. :unsure:

 

Tiger doesn't stand a chance.

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I posted this on my blog shortly after watching the "press conference"..

 

Like many, I probably need some time to really absorb this before I can share all my thoughts. But, overall, the entire event left me cold. It felt staged and contrived (which it was). Tiger didn't show a lot of emotion and didn't sound as sincere as he should have. It was like being at Storytime with Tiger without the cookies and milk afterward.

 

Some of my initial reactions to his statements:

 

Elin and I have started the process of discussing the damage caused by my behavior. As she pointed out to me, my real apology to her will not come in the form of words. It will come from my behavior over time. We have a lot to discuss. However, what we say to each other will remain between the two of us.

 

True that. But as @jasonwoodmansee put it so eloquently on Twitter: “My apology to Elin will not be in the form of words – Yeah, it will be in the form of a check…”

 

I knew my actions were wrong. But I convinced myself that normal rules didn't apply. I never thought about who I was hurting. Instead, I thought only about myself. I ran straight through the boundaries that a married couple should live by. I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to. I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame, I didn't have far — didn't have to go far to find them.

 

I appreciated his candor here, but I thought he was smarter than that. Michael Vick wasn't a cautionary tale? How about Plaxico Burress? The list goes on and on. I don't know how any athlete or celebrity can think at this point that the rules don't apply to them.

 

As I proceed, I understand people have questions. I understand the press wants me to — to ask me for the details of the times I was unfaithful. I understand people want to know whether Elin and I will remain together. Please know that as far as I'm concerned, every one of these questions and answers is a matter between Elin and me. These are issues between a husband and a wife.

 

Sorry, but it doesn't work like that Tiger. As a celebrity, when you bring this kind of scrutiny upon yourself (intentionally or not) media will be involved and questions will get asked. As a professional athlete and a brand ambassador, dealing with the press in good times and bad is part of your job description. Be a man, hold a real news conference, and answer questions so this thing can truly be put to bed. And do it before your first tournament so that your fellow competitors don't get bombarded and distracted with questions regarding your mess when they are trying to earn a living and provide for their families.

 

However, my behavior doesn't make it right for the media to follow my 2½-year-old daughter to school and report the school's location. They staked out my wife and pursued my mom. Whatever my wrongdoings, for the sake of my family, please leave my wife and kids alone.

 

I agree with him here. Leave the man's family alone. They did absolutely nothing to deserve any of this.

 

I do plan to return to golf one day. I just don't know when that day will be. I don't rule out that it will be this year. When I do return, I need to make my behavior more respectful of the game.

 

One thing is for certain – it doesn't sound like he will be returning to golf anytime soon. And I think that is the right decision on his part. Rushing back to the tour would undercut his credibility if he's truly serious about focusing on the needs of his family and not himself.

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Can't we just watch golf and leave the personal lives out of it? Now I can put John Daly and Tiger and the same level. Both great players.

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Can't we just watch golf and leave the personal lives out of it? Now I can put John Daly and Tiger and the same level. Both great players.

Good call. Hopefully John lives up to your naming him a "great player" again soon.

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Can't we just watch golf and leave the personal lives out of it? Now I can put John Daly and Tiger and the same level. Both great players.

 

Sorry...no can do. I like to root for the good guy, not just a guy that's good at doing something with a ball. I like when good things happen to good people.

 

 

I won't go looking into their lives, but if it becomes news, then it's an issue.

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Sorry...no can do. I like to root for the good guy, not just a guy that's good at doing something with a ball. I like when good things happen to good people.

 

 

I won't go looking into their lives, but if it becomes news, then it's an issue.

 

Winning a golf tournament isn't a good thing happening to someone, it is someone's accomplishment that they have worked hard for. I would like to see Tiger win because I want to see him break the record, I want to be a witness to history.

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In my strictly personal opinion, I think he's sorry that he got caught ... and that's about it.

 

What about the rest of you ... what did you make of Tiger's apology?

I agree with you.

 

At this point it's all damage control and Woods says what they tell him to say.

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