April 14, 2024

Tiger a Bit Rusty

Tiger Woods missed the cut in the Abu Dhabi Championship and based on his drive in the video below we can see why.  Tiger has a couple of months until The Masters so hopefully he can shake off the rust in time for the first Major championship of the year.

Jim Gray Will Take You Down

Reporter Jim Gray confronted U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin yesterday after Pavin tweeted, “For the record, @golfchannel and Jim Gray has misquoted me re: picking Tiger. I never said such a thing and will not say a thing until 09/07.” Diminutive Gray confronted Pavin after a Ryder Cup press conference hosted by Pavin and European Captain Colin Montgomerie. Gray accused Pavin of being a liar, poked his chest and let Pavin know he was “going down.” Pavin isn’t the biggest guy around, but I bet it took all he could do to not cold cock Gray right on the spot. Has Gray’s head inflated even larger after hosting “The Decision” with LeBron James?

Tiger Woods Talks

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

Today Tiger Woods finally broke his silence about his “transgressions” that have been revealed over the last few months. A lot will be said over the coming days and many will analyze his statements until we all are sufficiently sick of hearing about it.

But here is what I want to know…do Tiger’s words even really matter?

I mean what he did and what he will do in the future do not affect me in any way what so ever. Other than the fact that we now know he is not the person we thought him to be, what he is doing to fix his personal life means nothing to mine. To be honest if he never spoke or played golf again I am certain I would not lose one moment of sleep over it.

However, on hearing he was going to face the world – I along with millions of others – did stop what I was doing to listen to the man speak. Why I wonder did we all just do that?

Was I hoping to hear some scandalous details about his affairs? – Nope, I couldn’t care less.

Was I needing to know if he would be playing golf again? – I would be miffed if he was.

Or am I just another accident rubber-necking yahoo looking to see if I could see some carnage? – No sir…ok…maybe a little.

What I did find myself thinking during his press conference was that there was a part of me that wanted to know – could we admire this person again one day? Would we want our children to aspire to be like him?

I started this post with a well know adaptation of a popular bible verse. Not because I think we should forgive Tiger Woods or any other individual that breaks our collective, but because I think we owe it to ourselves to allow these people an opportunity to right their wrongs.

Tiger made a big mistake and hurt is family in a major way. Like it or not he has also hurt millions of people around the world who aspired to be like him. So now in addition to trying to heal his family he has an obligation to mend his relationship with his fans. That is part of the deal when you become a beloved public figure as he had. That part of fame comes with a pretty hefty price tag.

It is his to win or lose – we owe him nothing…except the opportunity to make us believe he is the man we thought he was again.

In this case I think I will watch and see what he does – off the course. If he is true to his word and he returns to his roots to find his “center” then I think I might do as he asked and “believe in him again.”

Tiger Tales Continue

We haven’t talked about Tiger in over a week which doesn’t bother us necessarily, but we couldn’t pass up the chance after we heard the latest buzz around the fallen golfer today. Porn star Joslyn James is claiming Mr. Woods impregnated her not once, but two times. To make matters worse these two alleged pregnancies took place at the same time Tiger’s wife Elin was pregnant as well. James is stating the first pregnancy led to a miscarriage around the same time Elin gave birth to their daughter during the summer of 2007. James also claims she aborted a second pregnancy very close to the same time Tiger’s son Charlie Axel was born in February of last year.

Now I understand it might be hard to believe the word of someone who starred in such films as “Shorty Iz F&$#in’ Yo Mama 2” and “Mama F&$#ed a Black Man”, but you just never know. Joslyn will be on “Inside Edition” tonight to drop the accusations to a national audience.
Tiger, I’m not sure if you are on the high seas, in New York, in South Africa, sex rehab, Florida, or somewhere in the middle of Kansas, but it’s time to face the music. Please come out of hiding and participate in an interview with Oprah or Larry King in order to set the record straight. This stuff has got to stop and it only will once you let it loose.