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“I’m Still Here!…Friends, please don’t mourn for me, I’m still here…”, Funeral Poem ~ Author Unknown
I must admit it.
It was fascinating to see Tiger Woods fall from grace and watch him try to answer all of those embarrassing questions, but he seems to be almost all the way back now and maybe on track to regain his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’ record.
And you ( and I ) have to say, the game of Golf is a lot better off now that Tiger is returning seemingly to his old form.
I've not seen a professional athlete’s reputation crash and burn like that, since Pete Rose.
For the longest time Tiger Woods would just put the Fear of God on the rest of the field whenever he played, like a young Mike Tyson use to do when he built a reputation of leaving an assembly line like trail of knockout victims along his path.
All of his opponents would look defeated even before the first tee.
He was invincible. Then it all came crashing down on him.
His personal life and his game.
Tiger Woods was human after all like any one of us, and, like any one of us he had made some bad decisions.
“…This (whole) situation is my fault, and it’s obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I’m human and I’m not perfect…”, Tiger Woods
He was wounded, bleeding and vulnerable. Everybody lined up and took shots at him.
Now he seats at press conferences, and says: ‘’I remember there was a time when people were saying I could never win again,’’.
Which sounds pretty much a threat to all of his enemies and the people he thought were his friends.
I like this new Tiger Woods. The feeling of entitlement he had seems to be all gone. You just have to love it when you hear the cautionary tones all the other Golfers, experts and announcers use now when they speak about him.
Even if you’re a casual Golf fan ( like myself ), you've to admire how far Tiger has come. The man free-fell from somewhere beyond pass Celebrity Mountain.
A fall like that killed Pete Rose’s popularity, left Joe Paterno’s Legacy in ruins and reduced Mike Tyson into cameo appearances in the movies Hangover.
Tiger Woods’ Golf Game would not come out unscathed from the scandal, honestly…How could it?
The fact that his career appears to be back on the right path…is remarkable!
His mode, nowadays, seems to be the one of a prize-fighter that was beaten up and even knockdown, but has gotten off the canvas floor to finish the fight.
I think Tiger realized, “Whatever doesn't kill you…makes you stronger!”
Winning The Players Championship must have been specially sweet for him and even though, he has not won a major just yet, you really have to admire The Comeback.
Looking back at Tiger Wood’s indiscretions, I couldn't help thinking…he was not the exemption, he was the rule!
Money, fame, family and a beautiful wife were all his, and he messed up the whole thing anyway.
Other golfers, reporters and just about everybody else in the world always had accused him for years of being almost a robotic-like human.
As it turns out Tiger was a regular guy like anyone of us, with a hell of a lot more money than us, but a regular guy nevertheless.
So the fact that he married a Hot Swedish Super Model like Elin Woods ( Formerly Elin Nordegren) did not matter, at the end he just messed all up.
Welcome to the Man Cave also known as the Home of the Flaw, just pull up a chair and seat right next to any of us, Tiger.
We all walk on this Earth by the Grace of God and just because you can dunk a basketball or hit a baseball…does not make you immune to the bad things in life. I know quite few of us know some cheating, gambling, alcoholic types.
Charles Barkley once said ~ “I’m not a Role Model…” and the press crucified him because of those words, but…
just because Michael Jordan made game winning shots, Josh Hamilton can hit a baseball a country mile or Tiger Woods was invincible on the PGA Tour for years, just does not make them immune to the bad things in life.
The fact that Tiger Woods seems to be once again nearing the top of his game, is just simply unbelievable.
Whenever I see him play nowadays and remember the way he was hammered publicly…
I toast to him “ May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more…my friend”.
Written By: The Voice of One! Julio E. Olmo, Sr. Follow @jeolmoz2