Original post made by letsgo on Feb 19, 2010
Tiger did not cheat the sport of golf. He did nothing illegal. He certainly has lots of issues in his personal life, but that's what it is...personal.
Tiger owes us nothing.
on Feb 19, 2010 at 2:18 pm
on Feb 19, 2010 at 6:08 pm
I agree with you, but Tigers apology was not meant for the public. It was meant for this corporate sponsors. His press conference was merely the start of reparing his image.
on Feb 22, 2010 at 2:17 am
There are a lot of people who will say that Tiger's personal problems are no one else's business. However, when someone builds up a billion-dollar image with sponsors that is based on being a "squeeky clean family man" then those guidelines have to be thrown out. While his behavior wasn't illegal, it certainly was extremely dishonest, not merely in terms of his marriage vows but also with respect to who he projected he was to his sponsors and to the public. Some people may say "who cares", but when you accept hundreds of millions of dollars in sponsorship money and you lie about who you are (because you otherwise might not get that money), that is despicable.
I didn't have any strong feelings about Tiger one way or the other before the scandal broke, but after this "apology" I've lost all respect for him. He has very little credibility at this point. I disagree with the statement that "Tiger owes us nothing". Perhaps, if he doesn't want to get back in anyone's good graces, most notably his sponsors.
In retrospect it is easy to see now why he was so fanatical about privacy. That he is insisting on it once again only makes him look insincere.