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One Man's Opinion

After three months of avoiding the media, finally Tiger Woods decided to call a press conference.

Well, at least that's what it was dubbed. But it was anything but that. It didn't make sense. It all seemed like a sham. While some golf writers boycotted the outing, others were forced to assemble about a mile away and watch on a closed-circuit television from where Woods actually spoke to a personal small audience that included his mother, but not his wife, near the PGA Tour's headquarters at the TPC Sawgrass on FridaY.

Gee, I'm still trying to figure that one out. Those reporters could have covered the story from their offices as opposed to actually taking the trip to Florida -- seeing as how they never saw Woods.

Considered the world's No. 1 golfer, Woods admitted publicly that he was sorry for what he had done to his family regarding in his infidelity with several different women. He is, in my opinion, to be commended for openly admitting such and for apologizing not only to his wife and two children, but the golfing world, too. And to those who have looked up to him in the years since he has become a professional golfer.

Woods had a personal responsibility to do what he did. I just wonder why it took so long for him to finally step forth and do it.

He admitted that he has a problem and has a long ways to go in therapy to become the man he wants to become -- not only in the golfing world, but first and foremost in his personal life.

I'm quite certain it was difficult for Woods to get up in front of the people he invited and television cameras to admit to the world for the first time that he has a problem. I know that if I had been in his shoes that I certainly would have felt that way. That's one of the reasons I thought Woods was to be commended for coming out and sharing what has to be the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to him in his life.

I believe, however, that he should have come fourth much sooner than he did to talk about this matter. It might have helped curtail some of the stories that have been disseminated since much of his questionable personal life became a global major story last Thanksgiving weekend.

The bottom line is that Tiger Woods has admitted that he is sorry for having hurt so many people. And when anybody says they are sorry, what more can they do?

He's also admitted that he has a problem and that he's going back into therapy for more counseling.

Woods failed to say when he'd be back on tour, playing golf.

Web posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010

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