Tiger Woods issued a statement Friday apologizing for his behavior off the links.
Last November the media reported Tiger had allegedly been cheating on his wife with multiple women. Tiger took full responsibility for his actions and apologized to his wife, family, friends and fans.
Tiger seemed genuinely sorry for his behavior. He has been in therapy for the past 45 days and seems to be working on improving his act. Some people criticized Tiger for taking a long break from golf. I would say he is doing the right thing by taking time off.
Tiger needs to get his life fixed off the course before he can fix his game on the course. Golf can be one of the biggest mental games in all of sports. If Tiger would have tried to come back and play without taking a break, he would not have been the same player. The media would have been all over him, and his game probably would have suffered.
High-profile athletes like Tiger Woods live in the spotlight of the media. Tiger became a role model and a hero to many people. Every company wanted Tiger to endorse its products. Tiger Woods was rolling like a big shot, and then it all came down. As a fan, it was hard to watch as things fell apart. Golf has not been the same since.
Tiger made the right decision to restore his image as a person before he returned to the game he loves and plays so well. Tiger is doing the right thing by fixing his life, and we as fans should forgive him and wait patiently.
Take your time, Tiger Woods; your true fans aren’t going anywhere. Get your life straight because at the end of the day your family should be more important than the game of golf. I hope through all of this you become a better person and work through all of your problems. Get your life straightened out and once you do, your family, friends and fans will be there when you decide to return to the game.