Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tiger on Hiatus

From Woods' website
I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so manypeople, most of all my wife and children. I want to say again to everyone that I am profoundly sorry and that I ask forgiveness. It may not be possible to repair the damage I've done, but I want to do my best to try.
I would like to ask everyone, including my fans, the good people at my foundation, business partners, the PGA Tour, and my fellow competitors, for their understanding. What's most important now is that my family has the time, privacy, and safe haven we will need for personal healing.
After much soul searching, I have decided to take an indefinite break from professional golf. I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person.
Again, I ask for privacy for my family and I am especially grateful for all those who have offered compassion and concern during this difficult period.

I personally applaud Tiger for doing this because let's face it. He could stick around and try to play through it like the singularly focused man he is but he did the unthinkable - he put something else in front of his goal of being the greatest golfer ever. The greatest thing any man can do is put his family before himself and considering how bad he screwed up, this is drastic enough to show he's serious about repairing his family.
Forget his image for a minute. He's being real and answering to the only person he has to - his wife. Go away to Sweden, work on your marriage, work on your problems, show her that you're changing and committed to doing better. That's called being a real man and a husband.
Some might say he's punking out, running from his problems. Its possible but could it be that he's also handling it by removing all distractions in America to make it all about him and her? That's how you handle infidelity - if you're going to stay together, put in the work to make it better.


  1. I applaud him as well. Sad that something like infidelity happens to the best of them. Good on him for calling it what it is! He is being a wonderful example of how to deal with marital issues for the men in this country. But by that I don't mean that cheating is the way to deal with marital problems... You know what I mean... :-)

  2. hahaha gotcha Cait :) Bill Clinton did the same thing in 1998 when I remember him leaving to go to Martha's Vineyard for a while. Tiger's putting his family before his career for once apparently and he's answering to the only person he should - her.