Tiger Woods said Friday he was “deeply sorry” for his infidelity.Â He
also announced he did not know if he would return to golf this year.
This news is awful not only for Tiger Woods fans around the nation but
also the PGA Tour. Â Many people watch golf just to see Tiger play.
Do I think he should have taken a break? Absolutely not. Â I am a huge
Tiger fan. I’m also a golf fan, but I will not watch any tournaments
if the greatest golfer of all time isn’t playing.
What many people need to realize is his professional career is
separate from his personal life. If a salesman is caught cheating on
his wife, can he take an indefinite leave of absence from his job? No
one may come to watch said salesman do his job, but he must do it
Tiger Woods needs golf and more importantly, golf needs Tiger Woods.
Ratings for golf have plummeted. Tiger owes it to Tim Finchem, the
commissioner of golf, and the PGA Tour to come back and play.
Tiger may have lost some support and some fans, but his return will be
the biggest golf story of the year, barring Arnold Palmer coming out
of retirement to win the Masters. People from all over the country
will tune in to see him play again even if they aren’t golf fans.
The golf world is calling for Tiger’s triumphant return, and I for one