More from you on Tiger: Enough!
Here's looking at the bright side: A recent poll by Vanity Fair
magazine and "60 Minutes" reports that of all the celebrity husbands recently connected with scandal, Tiger Woods is "the one most likely to get a mulligan." Twenty-two per cent of respondents said they would forgive Woods, compared to 12 per cent for Charlie Sheen, 5 per cent for John Edwards and 3 per cent for Roman Polanski. Men were twice as likely to forgive Woods as women, according to the poll, done in February.
Though your recent letters have expressed both forgiveness and brimstone, the most common sentiment seems to be "enough." And with reports that Tiger will soon return to golf, perhaps we can do what these readers are asking us to. Cover golf, not scandal.
How deeply sorry I was to see Tiger Woods on your cover of Golf World. What a waste of space. I look forward to a weekly update about the world of golf. Can we concentrate on whose playing and give them their due rather then continuing to fawn over the best, as well as, the most selfish golfer of our time? I would think most of your readers could care less about his personal life. Golf is why we subscribe to your magazine.
Mike Leahey, Brookfield, CT
In Woods' case, there have been way too many examples in the past of arrogant, rich athletes who think they are invisible and bulletproof. For him to think he could get away with it, proves just how stupid he is. This is not the Tiger Woods Tour, it's the PGA Tour. Write about his accomplishments on the course and leave the crap for the tabloids. You publish a golf magazine, write about golf. While he owes his family and his sponsors an apology, the true test of his "rehabilitation" will be how he treats the fans. My vote is that he will not change
Jack LaBelle ,Greensboro, GA
As a golf fan, frequent player and someone who understands the concept of a society based on rules, I respectfully request you stop giving the publicity to Tiger Woods that he no longer deserves.
Because of his blatant failures, he no longer even exists in the minds of many of us and to put him on your cover adds insult to injury. He has lowered himself to the thug status of the NBA and NFL. Have you no sense of what propriety even means?
Fred Jensen, Sarasota, FL
It appears that Tiger will indeed be "existing in the minds" of golf fans again, at least by the Masters. And we get the message. Concentrate on golf. The real question is, will Tiger be able to focus on the game as well as most people assume he can. Some of the many therapists who have been questioned about Tiger have suggested that not having the "outlet" that his affairs represent, may make that difficult. It's a minority opinion for sure. We'll see.