Although maybe I shouldn't be surprised. I mean, it's a good business move on his part; everybody likes a bad guy, infamy sells -- especially when the guy was thought to be a real stand-up guy. And especially when the guy is not just any media mogul, but THE #1 media mogul in the world...
Therefore, he must continue to market himself despite his recent unfaithfulness as a husband and father. He must continue to sell himself despite what his wife or kids think. He must continue to market and sell his icon because Wall Street never shuts down shop; always open for business.
I don't have to say anything as glib as, 'man, a lot of kids looked up to Tiger, seeing him as being more than just a good golfer, but a successful person who is living out his dream' -- but now that we see him in this light, what does that mean about our own dreams molded or imagined via Tiger? What does that say about us all those times we went to bat for Tiger, rooting him on when he hunted down another Major in red?
Was Tiger ever really chasing down Jack's record, or was it just about the hardware, money, fame and "success"? If Tiger didn't sell his soul with the various flings, then this pic in Vanity Fair might just solidfy it; sign the dotted line.
Yes, they were... But Tiger knew the kind of image he had built and fortified, and shirt off w a d-rag wasn't "Tiger" -- more like a buttoned up polo with a Nike cap. And so, he didn't release the photo (I heard the photographer, joking around, persuaded him to take the pic, just for fun..?)
But now that Tiger has a badboy image he can, well, bank on it financially.
by thirdmillenium8 years ago
Tiger Woods perhaps is more well-known than any other sportsman globally right now. And, the richest. Is it any wonder that he had affairs?
by fishskinfreak20088 years ago
"THIS IS NO SURPRISE TO ANYONE WHO KNOWS TIGER. HE'S A PHONY AND A FAKE AND HE CAN'T RETAIN THAT SQUEAKY CLEAN ENDORSEMENT DEAL ANYMORE." Now, as far as Elin Nordegren-Woods is concerned, "SHE'S NO...
by Paul Edmondson6 years ago
I felt like this weekend's US Open I was watching a renewed game where there is intrigue and interest without Tiger.One young talented and seemingly nice guy that plays at the highest level is very refreshing. ...
by Kyle Keckeisen7 years ago
I just realized that with all of Tiger's recent 'transgressions,' how did he focus in his tournaments? If i was him, that would constantly be on my mind! Imagine how good he actually could have been if he was on the...
by prettydarkhorse5 years ago
Even Nicklaus applauded him!!This win tied Woods with Nicklaus — the tournament founder!! http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/sport … -wins.html
by premierkj7 years ago
Tiger has announced he will return to golf at the Masters and to be honest I don't want him to win. I would prefer a Mickelson victory...although if he's in contention it will be exciting!
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