Monday, January 25, 2010

Tiger, Marriage, and Hypocrisy

The world’s number one golfer, Tiger Woods, set off a firestorm of publicity late in 2009 when it was revealed that he had many affairs during his marriage. Publicly his reputation was questioned, his marriage jeopardized, and his children perhaps psychologically damaged. Corporate sponsors have tried to distance themselves from his name.

The 2010 PGA Tour has had several events and Tiger is nowhere near the golf course. In fact it was recently reported that he was in a sex rehabilitation center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It’s anyone’s guess as to when and where he will return to the golf course and life on the tour.

How it will happen opens up another round of questions. Will he have a press conference to explain his actions? Will he simply show up to play golf and be a media spectacle? Will he apologize publicly to the fellow golfers that he competes against in the tour events? We’ll all find out in due time.

In my opinion the criticism needs to cease. To me the main thing that this incident has shown is that Tiger Woods was not any good at the institution of marriage.

It’s time for the condemnation of his acts to stop. Many, many, many people in American society have proven to be lousy examples of what the institution of marriage stands for. Our divorce rate is around fifty percent if not more. That means that one out of every two adults that has been married has failed. It is not an easy proposition.

Those that cast the stones at Tiger Woods need to take a good look in the mirror and see if they have had some indiscretions in their own personal lives. The hypocritical backstabbing and cutthroat behavior of a lot of people in the media needs to come under a bit of scrutiny as well. Or are they merely a bunch of vultures scrambling for a few minutes of fame and the almighty buck?

1 comment:

Maxine Thompson said...

One thing that we can all take away from this whole scenario is that we can be held hostage by our lies. Underneath, Tiger may be glad to be free of his lies.

I deal with this in my novel, Hostage of Lies, which was voted a Best Book of 2009.

Maxine Thompson