A year ago, America's perception of Tiger Woods changed for the worse after a sketchy car crash outside his home, and rumors of infidelity with numerous women began to emerge. Now, Tiger is still trying to rehabilitate his image by joining Twitter and Facebook and apologizing in Newsweek. Deets inside...
@TigerWoods has penned an essay for Newsweek Magazine where he apologizes to fans and blames the sport of golf for some of his troubles. He said:
"Last November, everything I thought I knew about myself changed abruptly, and what others perceived about me shifted, too. The physical pain from that car accident has long healed. But the pain in my soul is more complex and unsettling; it has been far more difficult to ease—and to understand.
But this much is obvious now: my life was out of balance, and my priorities were out of order. I made terrible choices and repeated mistakes. I hurt the people whom I loved the most. And even beyond accepting the consequences and responsibility, there is the ongoing struggle to learn from my failings."
Tiger goes on to link his "issues" to the sport of golf saying:
"Golf is a self-centered game, in ways good and bad. So much depends on one's own abilities. But for me, that self-reliance made me think I could tackle the world by myself. It made me think that if I was successful in golf, then I was invincible. Now I know that, no matter how tough or strong we are, we all need to rely on others.
Slowly, I'm regaining the balance that I'd lost. My healing process is far from complete, but I am beginning to appreciate things I had overlooked before. I'm learning that some victories can mean smiles, not trophies, and that life's most ordinary events can bring joy."
Well this all sounds great but everyone talks like this when they are fresh from a counseling session at rehab. It's like you're on a clean-slate-I've-found-myself-high. Not speaking from experience or anything. Hopefully his fans and most importantly, his children, get to reap the benefits of all his improvements. He seems to be making all the right moves so far. We wish him the best.