The latest news breaking in the Tiger Woods tumultuous saga is that he is giving up golf to save his marriage. Is it possible for Tiger, emotionally speaking to leave the PGA golf circuit after being in the sport’s limelight for years?
Tiger Woods has earned a billion dollars plus, and gained many profitable endorsements during his career. He has also always portrayed “in public” a squeaky clean image as a husband and father, knowing in his soul that this was not the truth. This is the epitome of hypocrisy. His self- induced fall from grace is sad but is something that Tiger will have to deal with for a long time to come.
According to Prime Writer News Network and other major news sources today, Tiger Woods has made the decision to favor his marriage to Elin and his kids over his many mistresses and leave professional golf indefinitely to cope with his problems and to work on his marriage. Well this is great, but is it too little too late?
Today was the first day Tiger Woods has admitted to his infidelity and the breaking of his marriage vows to Elin. Since his car crash on Nov. 27th, Tiger has been avoiding the press, his fans and reality I believe. Tiger should have got out in front of his dilemma and faced his failures in front of the cameras from the beginning of the allegations. He should have dealt with it and he would have gotten more sympathy from his fans and the press. He could have avoided many of the negative results this ordeal has had on his squeaky clean image, and a confession from him upfront could have saved his marriage.
Chances are, now that Tiger’s announcement has been made, many in the golfing world are dismayed and disappointed that he will not be playing golf for now and wonder if and when he will ever return. It’s really a major bump in the road for Tiger and sadly his problems are primarily self- induced.
The question of sexual addiction has been discussed in the news as a possible cause for Tiger’s many newly revealed infidelities. This is a possibility, although most men we know covet what they see. This visual acuteness is considered normal in men. So the term sexual addiction may be a myth in that it is a male’s nature to lust after a woman he finds attractive, and in the majority of cases, whether married or single.
Tiger’s knee surgery and his reliance on prescription drugs for pain could also have played a role in his recent fall from grace. It’s possible that he developed an addiction to pain pills, which affected his personality and caused him to make decisions he would never has otherwise made.
Truly, Tiger Woods probably doesn’t know exactly how all of this happened so fast. No doubt, after being in control of everything for so long, Tiger probably feels out of control, and utterly overwhelmed by all of this.
The moral of his story should be that no person should be put on a pedestal and idolized. The very thought that someone is above reproach and is beyond making mistakes is foolish. That mind set will set anyone up for failure. No one is perfect.
Tiger needs time to figure out what went wrong with his life and to rethink the decisions he’s made recently. Whether or not his marriage is saved, Tiger needs to face and come to term with his own demons. Before he can ever heal his marriage, he has to heal himself. If not, his problems will not go away and may even resurface in an even more damaging way. Quit running Tiger and face your demons.