The world’s number one golfer has finally announced his comeback date but it is unclear whether Tiger is completely out of the Woods yet.
The long wait is nearly over. Tiger Woods, missing from golf since allegations about his private life emerged late last year, will return to the sport at the U.S. Masters tournament in early April and start the long process of rebuilding his reputation.
“Tiger plans to discuss his past and his future and he plans to apologize for his behavior. While Tiger feels that what happened is fundamentally a matter between he and his wife, he also recognizes that he has hurt and let down a lot of other people who were close to him. He also let down his fans. He wants to begin the process of making amends and that’s what he’s going to discuss.”
Updated after Scott McCarron’s clarification this week:
Scott McCarron has issued a statement clarifying his widely reported comments on the use of Ping-Eye 2 wedges with square grooves. McCarron says he never accused Phil Mickelson of being a cheat, but he has stepped up his criticism of the the use of the 20-year-old club, saying he was appalled by his fellow American’s decision to use it at last week’s San Diego Open.
from Shop Talk:
Some people's pain is others' gain and the scandal surrounding pro golfer Tiger Woods is no exception to the rule with a company now offering a condom centered around the scandal-plagued golfer.
While consulting firm Accenture ended its endorsement deal with Woods, late-night talk show hosts have turned the world's most recognizable athlete into a punchline with his admission of marital infidelity.
Does Tiger Woods really need to worry about losing his sponsorship deals? More to the point, does a man who has already earned a billion dollars and who is still, without any doubt, the number one golfer in the world, really need to worry about restoring his “clean cut image”?
By Kevin Fylan and Tom Pilcher
Tiger Woods’s decision to take an indefinite break from golf will be a real worry for a sport that has relied on the drawing power of the world’s best player for so long but it might prove to be a necessary first step on the player’s own road to redemption.
Even the best golfers — yes, you Tiger Woods — systematically miss the opportunity to score a “birdie” (when a golfer sinks a ball one stroke below par, or what is expected) out of fear of having a “bogey” (or taking one stroke more than par), according to a study by two University of Pennsylvania professors.
When, exactly, did sportsmen become so misophonic, that the almost-silent-not-quite-click of a digital camera shutter or camera phone could shatter their steely concentration. I must have wandered off that day, but it seems to have become the norm so that now spectators who fork out hard-earned money for a glimpse of their sporting heroes are slapped with the sporting equivalent of an ASBO for daring to snatch a permanent memory of their once-in-a-lifetime brush with their heroes.