Time to Forgive Tiger

I think it’s time for me to forgive Tiger Woods.

I’ll admit, I wasn’t too impressed when I found out about his extra-marital affairs a couple years back, and I certainly didn’t wish him any luck on the course … but after watching him earn his first PGA Tour win since ’09, I took a moment to look into his soul and saw that he had gone through so much to get this victory.

Yes, everyone makes mistakes, but when it happens to a celebrity the impact is so much more. It’s a lot easier to judge them for their faults because they’re so publicized. Now that I’ve had some time to think about it, I guess I was a little hard on the guy. I mean he did have it all; money, trophys, a beautiful wife, two kids and the respect of every golfer on the planet. But if he really did have it all, none of this stuff would have ever happened. Just because Tiger is a superstar, it doesn’t make him super human. He still has personal issues he must overcome on his own, in order to move on.

And now that I’ve seen him do it, I can breathe a sigh of relief, for him.
There’s a reason the divorce rate nowadays is so high, because a lot of married couples are unhappy. How is Tiger’s infidelity any different from anyone else you know that has been unfaithful to their partner? It’s not. It’s exactly the same. The time it takes to recover from a breakup is always excruciatingly tough, and the emotion lingers for a long time after. But you’ll know the moment you’ve put it in the past, because it will feel like a giant club was removed from your back, and you used it to sink a hole-in-one. Can't wait for the Masters, it's going to be a good one.


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