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Daquan13
November 30th, 2009, 11:25 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Woods

Golf player Tiger Woods says that he will take a break from golf and is said to not be going to his own tournement that he had originally planned to attend.

This all comes on the heels of a car accident that he was involved in when his SUV had smashed into a tree. The media says that the accident doesn't add up. That the incident seems to be more than just a car accident. His wife had allegedly bashed the rear window in with a golf club to free him from the wreckage.

A cause for the crash still has yet to be determined and it's been said that Woods is trying to dodge investigators doing an evaluation into the crash.

Daquan13
December 3rd, 2009, 08:06 AM
It HAS been confirmed. Info has now surfaced that Tiger Woods DID have an affair with another woman. He's admitted it.

The car accident looks like it was all staged! I wonder if it was a Buick Rendezvous. :eek:

Codex
December 3rd, 2009, 10:54 AM
It HAS been confirmed. Info has now surfaced that Tiger Woods DID have an affair with another woman. He's admitted it.

The car accident looks like it was all staged! I wonder if it was a Buick Rendezvous. :eek:

Did he get a hole in one. :eek:

Alonzo-ny
December 3rd, 2009, 12:32 PM
Lol. I really didn't understand the whole "What happened is personal but I want to apologise to my family" bit. How can you publicly apologise but not explain what for? Shouldn't the apology be private too?

lofter1
December 3rd, 2009, 01:57 PM
Not in America in the 21st Century.

Public self-flogging has become a requirement when fame & fortune are involved.

A good portion of Americans are still Puritans at heart.

Daquan13
December 4th, 2009, 04:31 PM
The latest news now is that he allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel before the crash, and was still asleep (snoring) right after the crash.

Daquan13
December 7th, 2009, 07:10 AM
There was a stinct this past weekend on SNL, poking at Tiger.

Kenan Thompson, a regular on the show, played an injured and embarrassed Tiger with a bent golf club over his head. Riana was the woman who supposedly attacked him.

The media is said to be outraged over this. Meanwhile, more woman are said to have come foward, claiming to have had affairs with Tiger.

lofter1
December 7th, 2009, 11:04 AM
Outraged? Says who? The media? Please.

The media is loving the skit. Now they can continue to keep the public enthralled 24/7 will the Fall of Tiger, instead of reporting on more important things (http://www.talk2action.org/story/2009/12/4/134435/084/).

NYatKNIGHT
December 7th, 2009, 11:12 AM
Tiger, now known as Cheetah.

lofter1
December 7th, 2009, 11:24 AM
LOL

Will all this become a distraction (http://www.zazzle.com/tiger_did_me_tshirt-235112688522132097) to his game?

Daquan13
December 7th, 2009, 11:24 AM
A friend told me that the other night.

But I'm now beginning to wonder just exactly how many Rendezvous has he had with other women. I also now think that he might be going the way that OJ went.

Daquan13
December 7th, 2009, 11:27 AM
LOL

Will all this become a distraction (http://www.zazzle.com/tiger_did_me_tshirt-235112688522132097) to his game?



We'll just have to wait & see just how many gals come foward to say that they were Riding the Tiger.

lofter1
December 7th, 2009, 11:31 AM
Leave it to The Post (http://www.nypost.com/archives/covers/?dateChosen=12032009)

Daquan13
December 7th, 2009, 12:12 PM
Great Find!

And umm, just to add a little insult to injury, well, here it is again! Just couldn't resist.

lofter1
December 7th, 2009, 12:20 PM
The piling on by the "outraged" media continues ...

Today MSNBC's The Dr. Nancy Show has a subtitle asking "Tiger Woods Sex Addict?"

If needed, Dr. Drew might have a slot (http://blog.vh1.com/2009-10-06/sex-rehab-with-dr-drew-peep-the-full-cast/).

Daquan13
December 7th, 2009, 12:30 PM
Here's Kenan impersonating him on SNL.

Now I wonder what he plans to do with that golf club. Hmmmm! Seems to be looking up in the sky and saying; "Lord Jesus, please forgive me for what I'm about to do, but it's not going to be pretty at all."

Daquan13
December 7th, 2009, 05:30 PM
I think Kenan might be highly recognised for that stint on SNL. Seems to be gaining momentim as more and more people become angered over it.

Well, all they need is a dose of get over it.

Popular celebs such as Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton, Britney Spears and others have been poked at one time or another.

ZippyTheChimp
December 8th, 2009, 12:35 AM
What a ridiculous non-story.

All the nonsense the first few days about the car crash, when the only thing that everybody wanted to know is if Tiger was getting laid by anyone other than his wife. Well, now they have it, and then some.

You'd think that with all his wealth, he would have a competent mistress who would protect his identity; instead there's a long line of bimbos with big boobs.


Tiger hit a fire hydrant and a tree. It's good to know that he's the same as me - can't decide between an iron and a wood.

Daquan13
December 8th, 2009, 12:41 PM
He must have one mean swinging monster of a pipe for that many gals to have wanted to be with him! Ha.

More controversy;

Now his mom-in-law is in the news as well. She was rushed to the hospital for emergency medical treatment. No word yet on the nature of her condition or the cause. No word either, as to whether Tiger paid her a visit, or even plans to.

ZippyTheChimp
December 8th, 2009, 01:26 PM
So who's left besides Jeter?

ZippyTheChimp
December 8th, 2009, 01:49 PM
New Nike ad campaign


http://stolliclothing.com/prodimages/thumbs/domeCopy%20%283%29%20of%20ladies_black_lrg.jpg

Daquan13
December 8th, 2009, 05:51 PM
Yeah, he's become the butt of jokes as of late.

Looks like he could use a facelift and some new teeth here. The High Mile Club can really do a job on your face! :p

lofter1
December 17th, 2009, 12:41 PM
I was in the Nike Town store on 57th yesterday, where golf goods are now displayed across half of the first floor. While Nike's Tiger label clothes are still on the racks, his face is nowhere to be seen -- but there are big pics of lots of semi- and un-recognizable golfers all around the showroom. The golf world is reeling (http://money.cnn.com/2009/12/14/news/companies/tiger_impact/index.htm).

After watching and reading THIS (http://www.buzzfeed.com/starcasmnet/jamie-jungers-makes-a-commercial-rpl/) my impression of TW a a guy (not a golfer) has dropped about 10 points. How does anyone even begin to get beyond this woman's voice? Oh well, different strokes and all ...

Jamie Jungers Makes a Commercial

CELEBRITY BUZZ
buzzfeed.com (http://www.buzzfeed.com/starcasmnet/jamie-jungers-makes-a-commercial-rpl/)

Tiger Woods mistress number four tries to demonstrate that she has more talents that just boinking sports stars.

[Ed Note: She clearly has a future in, like, saying stuff. Strong work, Jamie.]

MidtownGuy
December 17th, 2009, 08:32 PM
I wonder how long this story will stay page 1 news, I mean my goodness, the corporate media is really milking this story...the mistresses are too. I have to admit I have refused to read an actual article about it...my exposure has been purposefully limited to the amusing banter you overhear, but this is one of those stories that is an absolute Christmas gift for comedians.

Daquan13
December 18th, 2009, 12:14 AM
It'll probably get worse before it gets better. :(

OmegaNYC
December 18th, 2009, 07:30 PM
Devil Ball Golf (http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/blog/devil_ball_golf)
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:50 am EST
Tiger Woods gets more play than 9/11 in the New York Post (http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/blog/golf_experts/post/Tiger-Woods-gets-more-play-than-9-11-in-the-New-?urn=golf,209784)

By Jay Busbee (http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/blog/devil_ball_golf?author=Jay+Busbee)

http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_golf_experts__8/ept_sports_golf_experts-951424506-1261147591.jpg?ymHnSYCDdUgIPs66

That newspaper there at right is the front cover of today's New York Post. Check it out -- no, not the hacky pun making light of tragedy, the Tiger Woods (http://sports.yahoo.com/pga/players/147/) story. It teases a story that's as "routine" as a Tiger story is these days -- according to the Post, he's sitting at home, alone, watching cartoons and eating cereal.

But that's not the significant part of the cover. The significant part is the fact that this is the 20th straight cover with Tiger Woods on it. That breaks the Post's previous record for consecutive cover appearances, a record held by the September 11 tragedies.

Think about that for a second. The Post has gotten more run out of a golfer's misadventures than out of one of the biggest tragedies in our nation's history.

Without dwelling too deeply on the disconnect between Woods and 9/11 -- because that'll turn your stomach if you do -- it's fairly easy to see why Tiger has remained in our public consciousness for so many weeks. Valleywag makes an interesting contention that Tiger is the first-ever Internet-size scandal (http://gawker.com/5428999/why-tiger-woods-is-the-first-internet+scale-scandal).

Tiger Woods' apparently voracious sexual appetite created a scandal big enough to truly feed, and even sate, the ever-hungry Web. It's been an uninhibited bacchanal of mistress galleries, trashy YouTube embeds and gossip scooplets. So if the Tiger Woods coverage leaves you feeling exhausted, it's because the celebrity sausage factory has been running at an obscenely and unprecedentedly fast tilt.
It's a reasonable theory, but I'd add that it's not just the celebrity side of the story that's driving this. The Woods scandal doesn't just have its seamy side -- it's got financial (endorsements, monetary impact on the Tour), sports (how will this affect Tiger's quest for more majors?), racial and lifestyle ("Ladies, is your man cheating like Tiger?") components as well.

In other words, the Tiger story can slot comfortably into every section of the newspaper. And unlike other national scandals, there's nobody dead. This hasn't impacted the governance of our nation. The only people truly harmed by this are the mega-wealthy, and a good chunk of non-mega-wealthy Americans don't have a problem with that. So we can all read and joke about Woods without any queasiness whatsoever, and we can go on with our lives afterward.

As the Woods story rolls on, the only really disturbing aspect left remaining is what kind of scandal could possibly top this. Because someday, next year or next decade, something will.
Oh, and for your reference, the fine folks over at With Leather compiled all the TW covers (http://withleather.uproxx.com/2009/12/tiger-woods-bigger-than-911) in the post over the last month, up till yesterday. Kinda disturbing, yes?
http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_golf_experts__8/ept_sports_golf_experts-822270794-1261147791.jpg?ymPqSYCD6I0YIui_

ZippyTheChimp
December 18th, 2009, 07:40 PM
Those headlines, like a lot of the Tiger Wood saga, are silly and boring. But I have to admit "Tiger Pulls Out" had me laughing.

lofter1
December 20th, 2009, 12:52 AM
Tiger Woods, Person of the Year

NY TIMES (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/20/opinion/20rich.html?hp)
By FRANK RICH
December 20, 2009

OP-ED COLUMNIST

AS we say farewell to a dreadful year and decade, this much we can agree upon: The person of the year is not Ben Bernanke, no matter how insistently Time magazine tries to hype him into its pantheon (http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1946375_1947251,00.html). The Fed chairman was just as big a schnook as every other magical thinker in Washington and on Wall Street who believed that housing prices would go up in perpetuity to support an economy leveraged past the hilt. Unlike most of the others, it was Bernanke’s job to be ahead of the curve. Yet as recently as June of last year (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=auEXa_HBdTm8) he could be found minimizing the possibility of a substantial economic downturn. And now we’re supposed to applaud him for putting his finger in the dike after disaster struck? This is defining American leadership down.

If there’s been a consistent narrative to this year and every other in this decade, it’s that most of us, Bernanke included, have been so easily bamboozled. The men who played us for suckers, whether at Citigroup or Fannie Mae, at the White House or Ted Haggard’s megachurch, are the real movers and shakers of this century’s history so far. That’s why the obvious person of the year is Tiger Woods. His sham beatific image, questioned by almost no one until it collapsed, is nothing if not the farcical reductio ad absurdum of the decade’s flimflams, from the cancerous (the subprime mortgage) to the inane (balloon boy).

As of Friday, the Tiger saga had appeared on 20 consecutive New York Post covers. For The Post, his calamity has become as big a story as 9/11. And the paper may well have it right. We’ve rarely questioned our assumption that 9/11, “the day that changed everything,” was the decade’s defining event. But in retrospect it may not have been. A con like Tiger’s may be more typical of our time than a one-off domestic terrorist attack, however devastating.

Indeed, if we go back to late 2001, the most revealing news story may have been unfolding not in New York but Houston — the site of the Enron scandal (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/13/business/enron-s-collapse-the-overview-enron-auditor-raises-specter-of-crime.html). That energy company convinced financial titans, the press and countless investors that it was a business deity. It did so even though very few of its worshipers knew what its business was. Enron is the template for the decade of successful ruses that followed, Tiger’s included.

What makes the golfing superstar’s tale compelling, after all, is not that he’s another celebrity in trouble or another fallen athletic “role model” in a decade lousy with them. His scandal has nothing to tell us about race, and nothing new to say about hypocrisy. The conflict between Tiger’s picture-perfect family life and his marathon womanizing is the oldest of morality tales.

What’s striking instead is the exceptional, Enron-sized gap between this golfer’s public image as a paragon of businesslike discipline and focus and the maniacally reckless life we now know he led. What’s equally striking, if not shocking, is that the American establishment and news media — all of it, not just golf writers or celebrity tabloids — fell for the Woods myth as hard as any fan and actively helped sustain and enhance it.

People wanted to believe what they wanted to believe. Tiger’s off-the-links elusiveness was no more questioned than Enron’s impenetrable balance sheets (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/13/business/enron-s-collapse-the-overview-enron-auditor-raises-specter-of-crime.html), with their “special-purpose entities” named after “Star Wars” characters. Fortune magazine named Enron as America’s “most innovative company” six years in a row (http://money.cnn.com/2006/05/29/news/enron_guiltyest/). In the January issue of Golf Digest (http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/2010/01/toc), still on the stands, some of the best and most hardheaded writers in America offer “tips Obama can take from Tiger,” who is typically characterized as so without human frailties that he “never does anything that would make him look ridiculous.”

Perhaps the most conspicuous player in the Tiger hagiography business has been a company called Accenture, one of his lustrous stable of corporate sponsors. In a hilarious Times article (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/17/business/media/17accenture.html), Brian Stelter described the extreme efforts this outfit is now making to erase its six-year association with its prized spokesman. Alas, the many billboards with slogans like “Go On. Be a Tiger” are not so easily dismantled, and collectors’ items like “Accenture Match Play Tiger Woods Caddy Bib” are a growth commodity on eBay.

From what I can tell, Accenture is a solid company. But the Daily News columnist Mike Lupica raised a good point when I spoke with him last week: “If Tiger Woods was so important to Accenture, how come I didn’t know what Accenture did when they fired him?” According to its Web site (http://www.accenture.com/Global/About_Accenture/default.htm), Accenture is “a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company,” but who cared about any fine print? It was Tiger, and Tiger was it, and no one was to worry about the details behind the mutually advantageous image-mongering. One would like to assume that Accenture’s failure to see or heed any warning signs about a man appearing in 83 percent of its advertising is an anomalous lapse. One would like to believe that business and government clients didn’t hire Accenture just because it had Tiger’s imprimatur. But in a culture where so many smart people have been taken so often, we can’t assume anything.

As cons go, Woods’s fraudulent image as an immaculate exemplar of superhuman steeliness is benign. His fall will damage his family, closest friends, Accenture and the golf industry (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aH5PsmwJYvU4) much more than the rest of us. But the syndrome it epitomizes is not harmless. We keep being fooled by leaders in all sectors of American life, over and over. A decade that began with the “reality” television craze exemplified by “American Idol” and “Survivor” — both blissfully devoid of any reality whatsoever — spiraled into a wholesale flight from truth.

The most lethal example, of course, were the two illusions marketed to us on the way to Iraq — that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and some link to Al Qaeda. That history has since been rewritten by Bush alumni, Democratic politicians who supported the Iraq invasion and some of the news media that purveyed the White House fictions (especially the television press, which rarely owned up to its failure as print journalists have). It was exclusively “bad intelligence,” we’re now told, that pushed us into the fiasco. But contradictions to that “bad intelligence” were in plain sight during the run-up to the war — even sometimes in the press. Yet we wanted to suspend disbelief. Much of the country, regardless of party, didn’t want to question its leaders, no matter how obviously they were hyping any misleading shred of intelligence that could fit their predetermined march to war. It’s the same impulse that kept many from questioning how Mark McGwire’s and Barry Bonds’s outlandishly cartoonish physiques could possibly be steroid-free.

In the political realm, our bipartisan credulousness has also been on steroids in this decade, even by our national standards. Many Democrats didn’t want to see the snake-oil salesman in John Edwards, blatant as his “Two America” self-contradictions were if you cared merely to look at him on YouTube. Republicans incessantly fell for family values preacher politicians like David Vitter, John Ensign and Larry Craig. Fred Thompson was seen by many, in the press as well as his party, as the second coming of Ronald Reagan. Karl Rove was widely hailed as a mastermind who would assemble a permanent Republican majority. Bernie Kerik was considered a plausible secretary of homeland security (http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/05/politics/05kerik.html). Eliot Spitzer was viewed as a crusader of uncompromising principle (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1005982,00.html).

But these scam artists are pikers next to the financial hucksters. I’m not just talking about Bernie Madoff and Enron’s Ken Lay, but about those titans who legally created and sold the securities that gamed and then wrecked the system. You’d think after Enron’s collapse that financial leaders and government overseers would question the contents of “exotic” investments that could not be explained in plain English. But only a few years after Enron’s very public and extensively dissected crimes, the same bankers, federal regulatory agencies and securities-rating companies (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/07/business/07rating.html) were giving toxic “assets” a pass. We were only too eager to go along for the lucrative ride until it crashed like Tiger’s Escalade (http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/04/tiger-woodss-caddy-belongs-to-gm/).

After his “indefinite break (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/12/sports/golf/12woods.html)” from golf, Woods will surely be back on the links once the next celebrity scandal drowns his out. But after a decade in which two true national catastrophes, a wasteful war and a near-ruinous financial collapse, were both in part byproducts of the ease with which our leaders bamboozled us, we can’t so easily move on.

This can be seen in the increasingly urgent political plight of Barack Obama. Though the American left and right don’t agree on much, they are both now coalescing around the suspicion that Obama’s brilliant presidential campaign was as hollow as Tiger’s public image — a marketing scam designed to camouflage either his covert anti-American radicalism (as the right sees it) or spineless timidity (as the left sees it). The truth may well be neither, but after a decade of being spun silly, Americans can’t be blamed for being cynical about any leader trying to sell anything. As we say goodbye to the year of Tiger Woods, it is the country, sad to say, that is left mired in a sand trap with no obvious way out.

Copyright 2009 The New York Times Company

lofter1
December 20th, 2009, 01:03 AM
Tiger and Accenture at ebay (http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=tiger+woods+accenture&_sacat=See-All-Categories) (not much or moving too well)

Then again, there's this guy (http://cgi.ebay.com/www-TheRealTigerWoods-com-Up-for-Sale-The-Hottest-Site_W0QQitemZ150398660197QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item2304756e65#ht_612wt_1167) who is hoping to sell "the Premium Domain Name on Tiger Woods ... " for a mere Buy-It-Now price of $3,000,000.00 :cool:

www.TheRealTigerWoods.com

ZippyTheChimp
December 20th, 2009, 01:09 AM
TW's first tournament will be a golf ratings bonanza.

Fabrizio
December 20th, 2009, 06:38 AM
It's funny ...if ol' Tiger were European and this story broke over here, he'd suddenly find himself with twice as many advertising contracts.

MidtownGuy
December 20th, 2009, 01:35 PM
Are all the women white....surely there's a sister of color out there, somewhere, that TW would like to bone?

lofter1
December 20th, 2009, 01:44 PM
None that are talkin' or tellin'.

lofter1
January 3rd, 2010, 09:46 PM
Fox knows what's best for Tiger ...

Brit Hume: Convert, Tiger!

The Daily Dish (http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/01/brit-hume-convert-tiger.html)
January 3, 2010

VID: Faith-Based Adultery (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkDMy0wVyBg&)

An on-air message (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/03/brit-hume-to-tiger-woods_n_409720.html) to Tiger Woods:




"The extent to which he can recover seems to me depends on his faith. He is said to be a Buddhist. I don't think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. My message to Tiger would, 'Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world."

The pure sectarianism of this comment - its adoption of the once-secular stage of political journalism to insert a call for apostasy - is striking. It even seemed to catch Bill Kristol (http://patriotsquill.blogspot.com/2010/01/conservatisms-christian-solipsism.html) off-guard a little. But it has long been established that non-evangelical Christians have at best an auxiliary role in today's religiously defined GOP, and the slow morphing of Fox News into the 700 Club is not exactly new. What earthly reason do these pundits now have to prevent or stop it? Once you have abolished the distinction between secular and religious discourse, as they routinely insist on doing, their politics is their religion and their religion is their politics. And both are corrupted.

Bob
January 3rd, 2010, 11:58 PM
This entire Tiger Woods matter is the biggest non-story of the year. Complete news-zak and a waste of airtime and print!

lofter1
January 4th, 2010, 12:20 AM
It's a big business story. Anything that causes a specific industry to lose half of its earning power (and possibly more) is newsworthy.

ZippyTheChimp
January 5th, 2010, 12:28 PM
What's the official count of Tiger's women?

He's got a long way to go to Wilt Chamberlain, or even Warren Beatty. He should just concentrate on the Nicklaus majors record.

Brings up another issue. Now that the lid has been blown off golf as dignified and refined, maybe they should loosen up on gallery behavior. I mean, what's this crap about keeping quiet?

At least they should allow signs. I'd pay money to see something like this while Tiger is putting.

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2007/06/02/alg_arodmasks.jpg

Daquan13
January 5th, 2010, 04:02 PM
I think Tiger will be featured in Vanity Fair Magazine soon.

lofter1
January 5th, 2010, 04:28 PM
Tiger Unleashed:

http://theblemish.com/images/2010/01/tiger-woods-vanity-fair-500x716.jpg

Fabrizio
January 5th, 2010, 04:52 PM
^ not in a million years.

Daquan13
January 6th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Lofter1, don't you mean Tiger turned Cheetah Unleashed? Ha!

This case seems all to powefully familiar with and similar to the ones involving Magic Johnson, Bill Clinton, OJ Simpson, Kobe Bryant, and now Charlie Sheen. :(

MidtownGuy
January 11th, 2010, 10:59 AM
He looks disgusting. What's with the swirly nipple hair...yuck.

Daquan13
January 11th, 2010, 04:29 PM
From the expression on his face, he doesn't look none too enthused or happy either (Daquan13 sticks out tongue).

And also, what's with the hat?:p

lofter1
January 11th, 2010, 05:20 PM
It's the Tiger as Thug / Prison Yard photo shoot look.

Daquan13
January 12th, 2010, 12:07 AM
It's the Tiger as Thug / Prison Yard photo shoot look.



Tiger / Cheetah / Home Alone / Thug / Prison Immate / Body Builder. :p

Jasonik
January 12th, 2010, 10:03 AM
Brit Hume: Convert, Tiger!

The hilarious social commentators at Red State Update "pray" for Tiger Woods (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfO_z5JJEjY). :D

Daquan13
February 5th, 2010, 12:57 PM
Since his little affairs have come to light, several of Tiger Woods's sponsors have decided to drop him.

However, Pfizer has decided to sponsor him. They are making a new drug called Tiagra! It's good for 18 holes.

sunjiangyao
March 12th, 2010, 01:40 AM
For Tiger Woods it appears a controlled environment will win out over a chance for a competitive one.

Tiger is “likely” to stage his return to golf at the Masters according to The Associated Press. If so, the April 8-11 tournament will end what will be a self-imposed (and mostly unnecessary) four-month hiatus from the PGA Tour after revelations he had more than a dozen girlfriends, news that was disconcerting to his wife, Elin.

His other option was the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a tune-up tournament in his hometown of Orlando in late March. It would’ve allowed him at least a chance to get back into form while playing a favorable course he’s won six times, including each of the last two years. Then he could’ve attacked Augusta with an eye on a fifth green jacket.

The difference though is control. The Masters has a lot of it – over the media, over the gallery, over the atmosphere on its fabled grounds.

The Palmer Invitation at Bay Hill is your typical free-flowing golf tournament, where the players’ locker room is open to media, the public can get rowdy and the opportunity for opportunists is everywhere.

The Masters greatly limits both the number and type of media allowed to attend. There’ll be no TMZ at the “turniment” (at least officially). The players’ dressing room is off limits to reporters. The club, which Woods is a member due to his four championships, can protect him in ways no one else can.

When Woods rushed to give his apology speech, his handlers explained he had to return to rehab and it couldn’t wait. It turned out his second stint was just a week, so that wasn’t really true.

The timing was clearly designed to create as much space between his mea culpa and his return. It allowed the public time to get over the initial reaction and begin longing for him to just get back to hitting golf balls.

Woods has even retained former Bush White House spokesman Ari Fleischer to help his already sizeable marketing team with the spin, according to the New York Post. Fleischer’s sports public relations company has also handled the unpopular Bud Selig, the hated Bowl Championship Series and the disgraced slugger Mark McGwire, whose recent “steroids admission” was short on actual truth.

This is the state of Tiger Woods’ desperation, hiring a PR firm that’s hasn’t been successful at helping even the most down and out entities in sports.

If that’s Tiger’s state of mind, then Augusta was probably the right call. He’ll have a chance to return with some dignity, which should be his right. As much as possible, he can concentrate on playing golf. He can begin reminding the public why they liked him in the first place.

The Palmer Invitational would’ve been bold, would’ve said he’d go right into the teeth of the reaction and would’ve signaled he still considered the Masters a place to win, not rehab.

The old Tiger would’ve done just that. This is the new Tiger Woods though, in every way imaginable.

http://painstakinglydrafted.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/tiger-woods.jpg

sunjiangyao
March 12th, 2010, 01:41 AM
Nobody knows when Tiger will return, but every tournament between now and Augusta is getting ready, just in case they draw the golden ticket.

Amid reports that Woods has been spotted working with swing coach Hank Haney, tournament organizers are scrambling to prepare for a media onslaught unlike any they've ever seen before. And while we don't know if Tiger will return at Bay Hill in a couple weeks, or at the Transitions or Houston Open -- or, indeed, if he'll return at all anytime soon -- planners have to get ready for the possibility.

"Historically, he hasn’t played the week before the Masters," Steve Timms, tournament director of the Houston Open, told Golfweek. "But these are unusual times. We’re prepared from a security and media standpoint. We’ve been watching the media closely, and we’ve had some weird [credential requests]." One can only guess what those requests might be.

It's a dicey situation for the tournaments. On one hand, they don't want to let in every sleazoid gossip rag and risk offending both Woods and the PGA Tour. On the other, they're in business to get exposure for themselves and their sponsors, and they'd have the world's eyes on them if Woods returns.

So everybody's making preparations, spending more money and time to allot extra space and security for media. (Augusta, which wouldn't let the President in if it didn't feel like it, is making no such alterations to its normal routine.)

Of course, Tiger could make things much easier on everybody by not pulling his usual routine of waiting until the last second to register for tournaments. His management team has hinted that he'll give more notice this time, which would sure be nice.
http://www.cracked.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/tiger-woods-r.jpg

Ninjahedge
March 12th, 2010, 08:08 AM
What a relief. With him coming back to Golf, I can start buying Gillete products again.... :confused:

lofter1
March 12th, 2010, 10:23 AM
Nike hasn't turned it's back on Tiger -- the midtown Nike Town has big pics of him all over the place.

Get back on the links and show who's King, Mr. Woods!

Ninjahedge
March 12th, 2010, 10:24 AM
See if he can still handle his putts.

sunjiangyao
March 15th, 2010, 09:45 PM
First off, Tiger Woods -- or at least a poorly-impersonated version thereof -- will be on South Park this Wednesday. Awesome. If there are any family-friendly clips, we'll have 'em.

Over the weekend, we received no more clues about when Woods might return -- it might be later this month, it might be at Augusta, it might be the seventh of never.

Bob Harig of ESPN.com snagged a solid interview with the best golfer in the world now actively playing. (That would be Steve Stricker.) The topic was, of course, Mr. Woods, and Stricker had some interesting thoughts about Woods' prospective return at The Masters:

"Whenever he comes back it's going to draw a lot of attention to that tournament and the focus is going to be on him coming back. I don't know if Augusta would like that to happen, you know? To turn it into Tiger's comeback instead of the Masters Tournament itself."

Bear in mind, this is a guy who considers Woods a friend, but who hasn't heard from him since the accident in November. And if he feels comfortable enough to
suggest that perhaps Woods shouldn't turn Augusta into his own personal coming-out party, you've got to figure there's similar sentiment throughout the
clubhouse.

Oh, and in a reminder of who continues to really run the show in golf, check this headline from PGA.com: "Finchem hopes Woods gives PGA a little notice when
he returns." When the PGA Tour commissioner admits that he's in thrall to Woods' whims, well, that tells you all you need to know.

Put it this way -- if Woods announces when he'll return early in a week, with plenty of advance notice to allow a tournament to prepare for the onslaught of
press and fans, you'll know he's taking this whole remorse thing seriously. But if he does as he's always done, waiting until the last moment to announce and making an entire industry work overtime to accommodate him, you'll know he doesn't care about the game or its fans nearly as much as he cares about himself.





http://www.tshot.it/wp-galleryo/steve-stricker-2009/steve_stricker.jpg

lofter1
March 16th, 2010, 12:05 AM
Ah, yes ... the long honorable game of golf must be upheld at all costs.

Augusta National Golf Club (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta_National_Golf_Club) opened it's membership to blacks only in 1990.

Daquan13
March 16th, 2010, 12:27 AM
Then why are Cheetahs allowed to come back? Ha!! :D :p

Ninjahedge
March 16th, 2010, 08:15 AM
After all, we all know how important it is to have good maritial status to play golf.

I mean, what will all the kids think if they see someone like Tiger playing??!?!?!

How will Nike sell it's SHOES or Gillette its...... GEL!?!?!?!?!?

ZippyTheChimp
March 16th, 2010, 08:47 AM
The topic was, of course, Mr. Woods, and Stricker had some interesting thoughts about Woods' prospective return at The Masters:

"Whenever he comes back it's going to draw a lot of attention to that tournament and the focus is going to be on him coming back. I don't know if Augusta would like that to happen, you know? To turn it into Tiger's comeback instead of the Masters Tournament itself."

Put it this way -- if Woods announces when he'll return early in a week, with plenty of advance notice to allow a tournament to prepare for the onslaught of press and fans, you'll know he's taking this whole remorse thing seriously. This is nonsense from a PGA member who should know better.

Even in non-controversy years, Augusta is the most tightly controlled venue in sports. All media is accredited, so there won't be a feeding frenzy of non-golf questions (assuming any press conference is conducted). There's a long list of rules, where you can go, what you can do; break them and you're escorted off the grounds.

From that standpoint, the Masters is the perfect place for Woods to return. The negative for him is the pressure of the tournament, and the worldwide coverage it will get.

TV will love it. May turn out to be the most watched golf tournament in history.

Ninjahedge
March 16th, 2010, 09:03 AM
I think he is afraid of losing.

lofter1
March 16th, 2010, 12:12 PM
It's official ... Plenty of advance notice, so other players will have to stop moaning.

Tiger Woods Returning To Golf At The Masters

Marks End Of 4-Month Hiatus Since Scandal Broke

CBS (http://wcbstv.com/sports/tiger.woods.returns.2.1565393.html)
Palm Harbor, Fla.
March 16, 2010

Tiger Woods said Tuesday he will return to golf next month at the Masters, ending a four-month hiatus brought on by a sex scandal that shattered his image as the gold standard in sports.

"The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect," Woods said in a statement. "After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta."

ZippyTheChimp
March 16th, 2010, 12:23 PM
I'll bet Woods stays on the Augusta grounds during the tournament, rather than at a hotel. So E! reporters won't be able to tail his car.

Ninjahedge
March 16th, 2010, 12:41 PM
that shattered his image as the gold standard in sports

Who made him the Gold Standard?

:confused:

sunjiangyao
March 17th, 2010, 01:17 AM
Yes, Tiger is coming back to Augusta, and we've said for quite some time here about how good it sets up for Tiger -- familiar course, friendly gallery, protective club, respectful media. All true.

But what about whether it's good for the game of golf in general, and Augusta in particular?

Now, I'm not a member of Augusta National, and chances are neither are you. So we're both equally qualified to speculate on how news of Tiger's return is being received in Butler Cabin right about now. But I can tell you this -- if there's celebration, I'm betting it's tepid at best.

Look, I'm not going to lie to you. I can't wait for Tiger to return. I'd be watching the Masters even if it wasn't my job, and I'm as interested as anyone in seeing what Tiger does. (I still think he'll break Nicklaus's major record eventually.) But like every other move he's made in this entire scandal, the Masters return is based in short-sighted self-interest, with little concern for either the immediate or long-term effects on those around him.

Bear in mind, Augusta National is a private club fundamentally concerned with its own needs, not the needs of fans, media or even the golfers who play its hallowed holes. It's turned down millions in sponsor money by running commercial-free telecasts; it's invited and fought back lawsuits over its allegedly discriminatory membership policies. It has no need to be, or interest in being, the focus of a media scrum.

Now, the immediate knee-jerk reply is, "Hell with 'em. Augusta and those players should be grateful to Tiger." Wrong, wrong, wrong. Yes, Tiger has benefited the game more than any player since Arnie and Jack, and yes, he's put more money in every golfer's pocket as a result of increased purses.

But at some point, enough is enough. Woods took heat for scheduling his February apology right in the middle of the tournament sponsored by Accenture, the first company to drop him. And making his return at Augusta indicates either complete tone-deafness to the mania that will surround him -- which, given his advisors, is always a possibility -- or a complete disregard and disrespect of his fellow players and the game.

Tiger shouldn't have made Augusta his first stop back. But he did, and so here we are. Here's what Tiger ought to do to prove he actually respects the institution of golf. He needs to make a 180-degree turn on his attitude. He should sign autograph after autograph. He should pose for pictures with anybody who wants one. He should make himself available to the Masters press for extensive interviews. He should foot the bill for all the extra security that's going to be necessary because of him.

It's not too late for Tiger to wake up and realize that the days of universal love are over, that for every fan still fawning over him, there are 10 more who have walked away in disgust or disappointment. But is it going to happen? Take a wild guess.

Golf owes Tiger an enormous debt. But Tiger owes golf everything. He and the people advising him would do well to keep that in mind.

http://www.morninpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/tiger-woods-baby-10.jpg

dtolman
March 17th, 2010, 11:35 AM
All this wringing of hands is bullsh--. He's a paid entertainer. Entertainers across the world have pasts (and presents) that are a lot more sordid.

Why is Tiger on a pedestal? Who gives a crap if he's an immoral sons-a-bitch? Go hit a long drive to the green, and all is forgiven. If anything, he's worth more than ever - Augusta will be huge with Tiger there. Whoever is televising it must be salivating.

ZippyTheChimp
March 17th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Look, I'm not going to lie to you. I can't wait for Tiger to return. I'd be watching the Masters even if it wasn't my job, and I'm as interested as anyone in seeing what Tiger does.Well, that should be the end of the article.


Woods took heat for scheduling his February apology right in the middle of the tournament sponsored by Accenture, the first company to drop him.That's between Woods and his sponsors. Means nothing to anyone else.


Tiger shouldn't have made Augusta his first stop back. But he did, and so here we are. Here's what Tiger ought to do to prove he actually respects the institution of golf. He needs to make a 180-degree turn on his attitude. He should sign autograph after autograph. He should pose for pictures with anybody who wants one.So the author thinks that creating a media frenzy before the Masters is going to satisfy everyone? I'll only add fuel to the fire.


He should foot the bill for all the extra security that's going to be necessary because of him.That's between Woods and Augusta.


It's not too late for Tiger to wake up and realize that the days of universal love are over, that for every fan still fawning over him, there are 10 more who have walked away in disgust or disappointment.Can't speak for the entire world, but American society is very forgiving, and none more than sports fans. Those figures, of course, are fabricated. Can't determine who has walked away until the results are in.


Golf owes Tiger an enormous debt. But Tiger owes golf everything.Symbiotic. What's the problem?

No link to the article, but any bets that the author knows (or cares) nothing about golf? The photo seems to illustrate what he/she is interested in. The Woods family.

For golf fans, the question is whether or nor his personal problems will affect his game. At 4 majors from Jack's record, reaching the goal is suddenly in doubt. Strip away all the non-golf media bullshit, and it's a compelling sports story.

Ninjahedge
March 17th, 2010, 01:07 PM
Bottom line:

Is he taking steroids?
Is he betting on the outcomes?
Is he corking his driver?

No. So as far as "golf" is concerned, he is still just a player. A very GOOD one granted, but a player none the less.

As for the other stuff? Multiple women, antidepressants? That is between him, his personal "contacts" and the law, not us.

If he is taking things he should not be taking, then the Law should be the one to say Game Over. If he is sleeping around, don't trust him around your sister/mother/daughter/nanny.

Lastly, do us all a favor (people at large). STOP BUYING THE CRAP THESE GUYS USE/WEAR!!!

Why should a guy that does nothing more than hit a ball in a hole be paid THAT much for wearing a visor that does no more for him or anybody else in the world than any other get paid poop-loads of money for doing so?


Why? Because, even as this article and my OWN posting about it shows, we pay FAR TOO MUCH ATTENTION to what these guys do. Our lives are so, on a grand scale, unchallenged and unthreatened, the affairs of a GOLF PLAYER mean more to us than starving people in other countries.

Maybe they don't "mean" more, but we sure as hell talk a lot more about them. :mad:

ZippyTheChimp
March 17th, 2010, 01:57 PM
No. So as far as "golf" is concerned, he is still just a player. A very GOOD one granted, but a player none the less.A little more than that. He's the Babe Ruth of golf.

Maybe once in a generation, someone like that comes on the scene.

lofter1
March 17th, 2010, 05:27 PM
Golf without Tiger is dull dull dull.

I hope he comes back BIG.

ps: His Nike line is very cool.

Ninjahedge
March 17th, 2010, 07:25 PM
A little more than that. He's the Babe Ruth of golf.

He could be the Jesus, Virgin Mary and Holy Spirit of golf, it is still golf.


Maybe once in a generation, someone like that comes on the scene.

And? We should drop everything and watch him play a recreational game?

Ninjahedge
March 17th, 2010, 08:16 PM
point made....
http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/794786247_JpR3M-L.jpg

ZippyTheChimp
March 17th, 2010, 09:27 PM
He could be the Jesus, Virgin Mary and Holy Spirit of golf, it is still golf.NH, it's obvious that you don't have any interest in golf, but others do.

Just about everyone has an avid interest in something that is "totally useless." What the hell is opera - chubby people screaming at each other. So what was all the fuss about Maria Callas?


And? We should drop everything and watch him play a recreational game? Who's we? No one is asking you or anyone else to watch anything. It's easy enough to ignore something that doesn't interest you.

sunjiangyao
March 18th, 2010, 01:32 AM
On February 17, Tiger Woods announced he'd be holding his first press conference since his accident in November. It so happened to be the same week as the Accenture Match Play was going on, an event sponsored by a company that used to pay Woods hefty endorsement money. When the infidelity news hit the presses, Accenture decided to dump Tiger.

The date of his press conference, all the way across the country in Florida, seemed baleful. Tiger making his first announcement during the same week as this tournament, headed by Accenture? It has to be a dig, right?

Tiger's camp insisted it was not, but it is very clear now that he absolutely did it to downplay the Accenture event. If there is one thing that has become perfectly clear in Tiger's return, it's that nothing has really changed. He's still the guy that let Mike Cowan, his first pro caddie, go because he was becoming too big for the bag. He's still the guy that vowed never to return to the Phoenix Open after an orange was thrown from the gallery. He's still the guy that finds it necessary to use his power to draw all the golf attention away from a marquee event just because the sponsors didn't want to pay him anymore.

People in Tiger's world said it was necessary to announce that week, but that can't be true. If he wasn't coming back for the CA Championship or Bay Hill, he had plenty of time to get in front of a microphone and let the world know he was coming back, on a Monday or a Tuesday. He decided to do it during the week of a tournament, proving yet again that if you cross Tiger, you will never live it down.

This has always been a thing with Tiger. Since he was younger, the chip on his shoulder has been carried, and it seems immature for him to take it out on Accenture. They had to drop Tiger to save face, yet he found the one moment to really rip them and did so.

When Tiger tees off for the first round of Augusta, things will slowly start to move back to normal. The one place I wouldn't expect a lot of Tiger fans to be rejuvenated is at Accenture headquarters.



http://www.businessweek.com/autos/autobeat/archives/TigerWoods_01.jpg

Ninjahedge
March 18th, 2010, 08:01 AM
NH, it's obvious that you don't have any interest in golf, but others do.

That is my point. People putting too much weight behind something that really does not matter. You can enjoy it, but we place WAY too much importance behind a recreational hobby.


Just about everyone has an avid interest in something that is "totally useless." What the hell is opera - chubby people screaming at each other. So what was all the fuss about Maria Callas?

Again, more human pointlessness and attachment to a degree that does not fit the media. Opera in and of itself has more of a root in the biological roots we have dealing with vocalization.

Is it worth all the pomp and circumstance? Nope, but yet people still follow it with undue verve.


Who's we?

The human race. WE, as human beings, do not need to follow a game where the object is to whack a ball of any size or shape with another impliment of another size into a hole, over a fence, into a goal or any other permutation to the point where we not only spend more money on them than any cause, charity or societal need, but fight over it as if it were some direct concern to our own welfare.

IOW, it is fine to "like" a sport, but this is beyond liking. The concern about him bonking multiple women is a vicarious thrill ride that many who have nothing better to do with their time (or maybe do, but just don't want to do the "better) have latched on and will somehow effect their purchase of shaving products, automobiles and clothing.


No one is asking you or anyone else to watch anything. It's easy enough to ignore something that doesn't interest you.

No, it isn't. Especially when you watch something like "the news" and this is all you hear. Then you come onto an "intelligent" website and people are talking about it there too. It gets frustrating to have to constantly hear this BS.

Yelling at the TV does very little to vent this frustration, so expressing a disgruntled feeling on the subject and the forced exposure (forced as in, if you WANT to watch the news for, say, NEWS, you will get this story even in your Financial report) to this on a website is one way vent the negative feelings on the entire subject of over attachment to "celebrity" personages.

ZippyTheChimp
March 18th, 2010, 08:35 AM
That is my point. People putting too much weight behind something that really does not matter.The people who are putting too much weight on this (like you), have little interest in golf. For a golf fan, it's much more basic - what effect will it have on his game.


Opera in and of itself has more of a root in the biological roots we have dealing with vocalization.I knew after I posted it that it was a mistake, that you would make some literal analysis that completely misses the point.


The human race. WE, as human beings, do not need to follow a game where the object is to whack a ball.....Preachy.

No offense, but it makes you appear completely boring.


No, it isn't. Especially when you watch something like "the news" and this is all you hear.Assuming this is true...


Then you come onto an "intelligent" website and people are talking about it there too. It gets frustrating to have to constantly hear this BS.Your "escape" is to go right to the subject that you find so annoying. Five of your last ten posts were about Tiger Woods. When you access WNY, you have choices.


Yelling at the TV does very little to vent this frustration, so expressing a disgruntled feeling on the subject and the forced exposure (forced as in, if you WANT to watch the news for, say, NEWS, you will get this story even in your Financial report) to this on a website is one way vent the negative feelings on the entire subject of over attachment to "celebrity" personages.Sort of like the people who may be interested in this topic, and are forced to listen to you.

Goes with the territory.

Daquan13
March 18th, 2010, 09:21 AM
I've changed the link in the heading of the thread to Wikipedia's info -a more reliable and more permenant info source. :)

Ninjahedge
March 18th, 2010, 10:54 AM
The people who are putting too much weight on this (like you), have little interest in golf. For a golf fan, it's much more basic - what effect will it have on his game.

The problem is, I think we are hearing more about it than the average golf "fan" really wants to hear. There are many more "regular Joe's", or "Mary's" that are far more interested in the Juice than the Slice.


I knew after I posted it that it was a mistake, that you would make some literal analysis that completely misses the point.

Can't help it. Me an Engineer! ;) And I did not miss the point, but why argue along a line that would support your position? It doesn't help my point to strengthen yours.....

[quuote]Preachy.[/quote]

Keen.


No offense, but it makes you appear completely boring.

Actually, I am more annoying than boring.

The point being, we place too much importance behind leisure activities. It is the difference between Minor and Major league baseball.

Minor league seems to be more communal. It is more a sport. Sounds weird. Professional feels more like a buisness, solely dependent on who you hire and how much you can pay them....

But I know I risk a lengthy discussion by bringing that up, so I apologize in advance Zip....


Assuming this is true...

Your "escape" is to go right to the subject that you find so annoying. Five of your last ten posts were about Tiger Woods. When you access WNY, you have choices.

Ironic, no?

As much as rubbernecking annoys you, you can't help but slow down a bit yourself to take a look.

This is one of the areas I surf. I got casually interested and curious about what people here would say, then got annoyed by how much people pay attension to things like this in the first place. So the draw power for me is not so much in Tiger, but in the topic of people paying too much attention to celebrities.

You could replace his name with just about any figure (just about) and my posts would have follwed the same basic course...


Sort of like the people who may be interested in this topic, and are forced to listen to you.

Fair is fair, ain't it? :D


Goes with the territory.

Monkey SeaDoo?

ZippyTheChimp
March 18th, 2010, 12:02 PM
then got annoyed by how much people pay attension to things like this in the first place.For an engineer, you sure get yourself off track easily. To get you refocused:


For golf fans, the question is whether or not his personal problems will affect his game. At 4 majors from Jack's record, reaching the goal is suddenly in doubt. Strip away all the non-golf media bullshit, and it's a compelling sports story.


No. So as far as "golf" is concerned, he is still just a player. A very GOOD one granted, but a player none the less.


A little more than that. He's the Babe Ruth of golf.

Maybe once in a generation, someone like that comes on the scene.

Then you went off about the paleolithic origins of opera, and a sermon to the entire species about what's important.

I know which Tiger Woods I'm talking about, but not sure about you. Is it the golfer or the adulterer?

If the latter, it makes no difference if it's Woods or anyone else, except that his fame is good fodder for late-night jokes. Other than that, it's a personal issue.


The point being, we place too much importance behind leisure activities. It is the difference between Minor and Major league baseball.

Minor league seems to be more communal. It is more a sport.Oh geez, what's the difference? It's only a sport if you play it.

Ninjahedge
March 18th, 2010, 12:48 PM
You are seriously asking me what is the difference between Major and Minor league? :confused:

ZippyTheChimp
March 18th, 2010, 01:28 PM
In the framework of this discussion - yes.

Ninjahedge
March 19th, 2010, 07:40 AM
If you, of all people, need to ask, there is no point in telling.

There are many others that have delineated the difference, look it up. :rolleyes:

ZippyTheChimp
March 19th, 2010, 08:10 AM
^
Again the literal definition while ignoring what Major and Minor League baseball have to do with whether or not golf fans consider Tiger Woods "just another golfer." Sorry, doesn't seem to be a place to look that up.

Maybe this might help you: Does a Minor League baseball fan have a different opinion than a Major League fan as to whether or not Babe Ruth was just another baseball player?

Your attempts at analogy seem to further cloud rather than clarify.

Ninjahedge
March 19th, 2010, 09:38 AM
I understand the direction you are pushing at Zip, the problem being I have already realized that no matter how I phrase it, it is not something we will agree on. We have the annoying habit of quote-splitting everything up and explaining it ad-nauseam to the point where we are the only ones still reading it.

Right or wrong, this does not make me any more motivated in getting into a discussion of Babe Ruth and peoples illogical association of moralistic venerance to a sports professional.



IOW, no matter how much we talk, the result will be the same.

Hey! Maybe we can talk about something less controversial! Like Religion! ;)

lofter1
March 19th, 2010, 10:44 AM
Can we change the title of this thread?

Perhaps ...

"Tiger Wood and Ninjahedge -- Trouble in Paradise?"

:cool:

Ninjahedge
March 19th, 2010, 11:07 AM
No.

Next question?

lofter1
March 19th, 2010, 11:25 AM
Maybe ...

"Ninjahedge Spills All: How Tiger Wronged Me"

Daquan13
March 19th, 2010, 11:55 AM
How about "Tiger Woods Got Outed"? :p

lofter1
March 19th, 2010, 12:34 PM
Or: "Clueless"

:confused:

Daquan13
March 19th, 2010, 12:42 PM
Clueless in Florida. or Sleepless in Florida.

I wonder how he'll do when he returns to golf. Will his fans accept him or will they reject him? Time will tell.

Maybe now, he's tired of being a cheetah. :p

Ninjahedge
March 19th, 2010, 12:55 PM
How about can it.

Just for today, k?

Daquan13
March 19th, 2010, 06:24 PM
You know yourself, that when a scandal is revealed on a celeb, it just doesn't go away in a few months. It will be talked about for some time.

Sorry if you're tired of hearing it, but that's just the way that it is. It is what it is. :(

Ninjahedge
March 19th, 2010, 07:35 PM
Daq, I meant knock of hanging on me. You can still post whoever he was boinking if you want, but just leave off the sarcasm for a bit.

It has not been a good day.

londonlawyer
March 20th, 2010, 04:35 PM
Anyone who is not satisfied by this woman is mental. I'd go down on her in the midst of her period.

http://topnews.in/light/files/Tiger-Woods-Elin-Nordegren.jpg

scumonkey
March 20th, 2010, 06:20 PM
That's more info than I needed to know :o

Alonzo-ny
March 20th, 2010, 07:06 PM
I appreciate the sentiment, however maybe not the imagery. ;)

infoshare
March 20th, 2010, 07:20 PM
The comment was 'bloody ridiculous'. :p

londonlawyer
March 20th, 2010, 09:03 PM
Good one!

PS: I find it impossible to believe that I am the only straight guy here who would go down there at the height of her flow if she asked.

http://abc.typepad.com/3blindmice/elin_1_301.jpg

Fabrizio
March 21st, 2010, 08:07 AM
I would not go down in the midst of either of them. Period.

sunjiangyao
March 21st, 2010, 11:11 PM
The Golf Channel and ESPN have conducted the first sit-down interviews with Tiger Woods since his Thanksgiving accident and subsequent revelations of infidelity. The interviews were conducted on Sunday afternoon by the Golf Channel's Kelly Tilghmann and ESPN's Tom Rinaldi in Florida, and each network was allotted approximately five minutes.

The full Golf Channel interview is right here.

ESPN released clips of the interview via press release prior to the interview's airing. Some of the quotes follow.

On why he got married:

Woods: "Why? ‘Cause I loved her. I loved Elin with everything I have. And that's something that makes me feel even worse. That I did this to someone I loved that much."

On the depth of his infidelity:

Woods: "Well, just one is enough. Um, and obviously that wasn't the case, and I've made my mistakes. And as I've said, I've hurt so many people, and so many people I have to make an amends to, and that's living a life of amends."

On all that has happened over the past year:

Woods: "A lot has transpired in my life. A lot of ugly things have happened. Things that have.....I've done some pretty bad things in my life. And uh, all came to a head. But now, after treatment, going for inpatient treatment for 45 days and more outpatient treatment, um, I'm getting back to my old roots."

On what happened the day of the car accident:

Woods: "Well you know it's all in the police report. Beyond that everything's between Elin and myself and that's private."

On why he didn't seek treatment before all the news broke:

Woods: "Well I didn't know I was that bad....stripping away denial, rationalization. You strip that away and you find the truth."

On the low points -- the moments of having to tell his wife and mother:

Woods: "They both have been brutal. They've both been very tough. Because I hurt them the most. Those are the two people in my life who I'm closest to and to say the things that I've done, truthfully to them, is...honestly was...very painful."

On what his measure of success will be at the Masters:

Woods: "Well, playing is one thing. I'm excited to get back and play, I'm excited to get to see the guys again. I really miss a lot of my friends out there. I miss competing. But still, I still have a lot more treatment to do, and just because I'm playing, doesn't mean I'm gonna stop going to treatment."

On the expected/hopeful reception from fans:

Woods: "I don't know. I don't know. I'm a little nervous about that to be honest with you...It would be nice to hear a couple claps here and there...but also hope they clap for birdies too (laughs)."


http://www.afreelife.tv/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/tiger-woods.400x450.jpg

Daquan13
March 22nd, 2010, 01:47 AM
Ninja, if you feel that you're having a rotten day, then maybe you should take a break from posting here for a few days.

Because sarcastic things are going to be said here by myself and others which might aggravate you. Just a friendly reply. Not trying to fight. :)

Daquan13
March 22nd, 2010, 12:30 PM
Tiger Woods has manned up.

He came forward and has admitted to his mistakes and says that takes full responsibility for all of them, and he has said that he will work on trying to repair his relationship with his wife.

A very good thing he's done! :)

Alonzo-ny
March 22nd, 2010, 06:32 PM
Didn't I move this thread to the gossip section already?

Well, it is now.

ZippyTheChimp
March 23rd, 2010, 12:36 AM
I think that was the Gary Coleman thread.

Maybe we need a subforum: Famous People Who Have Manned Up.

londonlawyer
March 23rd, 2010, 02:46 AM
http://www.vinmag.com/online/media/gbu0/prodlg/RGC002-willis.jpg

Daquan13
March 23rd, 2010, 03:36 AM
It WAS the Gary Coleman thread. He looked cute back then!

Tiger's case was real. Both of them have been in the tabloids thouigh. :(

Daquan13
March 24th, 2010, 09:12 AM
Add Sandra Bullock to the list.

I'm sure that you've heard about her.

Her husband of four years, Jesse James, had an affair with another woman while she was filming the movie, The Blind Side. :(

ZippyTheChimp
March 24th, 2010, 09:15 AM
Sandra should man up.

Ninjahedge
March 24th, 2010, 09:17 AM
...she was filming the movie, The Blind Side. :(

Paging Dr. Irony.

Dr. Irony, you are wanted in Post-op.......

Daquan13
March 25th, 2010, 09:25 AM
Zippy, was it YOU who renamed this the manning up thread?

Fitting name! :D :p

ZippyTheChimp
March 25th, 2010, 09:54 AM
Didn't notice it until now.

So it's a natural.

Alonzo-ny
March 25th, 2010, 10:02 AM
I confess. Glad you like it ;)

Fabrizio
March 25th, 2010, 10:10 AM
He was caught manning up with his friends? I haven't heard about this one. Were they other golfers?

stache
March 25th, 2010, 11:22 AM
Tiger would look fabulous in drag.

ZippyTheChimp
March 25th, 2010, 11:25 AM
I don't think Augusta would allow it.

I heard they also won't allow jokes about putters.

Ninjahedge
March 25th, 2010, 01:09 PM
No jokes on:

Putts
Club Swinging
Playing with Balls
Strokes
In the Hole
On the Green
Birdies and Bogeys
Sodding

londonlawyer
March 25th, 2010, 05:25 PM
He was caught manning up with his friends? I haven't heard about this one. Were they other golfers?

I haven't been following this story. By "manning up," do you mean what I think you mean? If so, it would be a logical explanation as to why Elin did not satisfy him. For example, if you're a vegan, you're not going to want the choicest, juiciest, most delicious filet to be had at Maloney & Porcelli.

Daquan13
March 25th, 2010, 06:33 PM
I just want to know one thing;

Does anyone think that Jesse James will man up and admit that he was wrong?

Since this thread now seems to be about celebs or their spouses manning up, I think that it's the manly thing to do.

As Judge Joe Brown says; "Im protecting womanhood and promoting manhood.". So Jesse, come on out and man up. :p

Fabrizio
March 25th, 2010, 06:49 PM
It would be wonderful if Edward could enable this thread to send out SMS updates.

ZippyTheChimp
August 13th, 2011, 09:27 PM
So far, manning-up hasn't helped Tiger Woods' golf game. Still stuck at 14 Majors (from 2008). Now he doesn't make the cut at the PGA, and this year is over. What looked like a cinch record a few years ago is now in doubt.


Woods misses cut, won't be at East Lake

By Doug Roberson

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
8:46 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2011

Tiger Woods missed the cut at the PGA Championship by a whopping six strokes, failing to play the weekend in a major for the third time in his illustrious professional career.

Now, after finishing 10 over par, Woods won’t play in the season-ending Tour Championship at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club in September.

Perhaps Woods already was thinking ahead to a vacation after spending as much time in the sand as any tourist at Tybee Island. His round and comeback were undone by a driver as erratic as the stock market. He hit 12 of 28 fairways and almost twice as many fairway and greenside bunkers.

“I haven’t been able to do what I wanted,” Woods said. “I thought I could come in here the past couple of weeks and get it done somehow, and I need some work.”

Ranked No. 129 in the FedEx Cup standings before the PGA Championship, Woods needed at least a 14th-place finish to move into the top 125 and qualify for the first playoff event, according to PGA projections based upon Woods’ decision not to play in next week’s regular-season finale in Greensboro. Instead, he gets a “Cut” by his name, joining those accumulated at the British Open at Turnberry (2009) and the U.S. Open at Winged Foot (2006).

“Now I’ll have nothing to do but work on my game,” he said. “That’s going to be good.”

A top-10 finish — even a 15th win in a major — seemed reasonable Thursday after Woods opened with three birdies in the first five holes. Instead of following the plan after such a great start, Woods decided to “play by feel” and fell apart, finishing 7 over, his worst opening round in a major.

It didn’t get better Friday. Two bogeys on the front nine pushed him to 9 over. However, the fist-pumping magic returned with back-to-back birdies at Nos. 8 and 9 that moved him to 7 over, three shots away from making the cut.

The final collapse started at No. 11, a 466-yard par 4. His balky driver acted up again, sending his tee shot into a bunker on the left. His second shot found a bunker left of the green. His blast out rolled across the green, into a pond. He walked off with a double-bogey 6 and was back to 9 over.

The end came at No. 12, a 534-yard par 5 that the old Woods would have destroyed. Instead, it destroyed him. He hooked his drive and punched out. His approach swerved left into the trees like the green was the last place it wanted to be. He walked off with a double-bogey 7 that pushed him to 11 over.

“Is this rock bottom for Woods?” CBS analyst David Feherty asked as Woods rolled in a birdie putt on No. 15 to get back to 9 over. A bogey at 18 followed.

Todd Rhinehart, executive director for the Tour Championship, said they would love to have Woods in the field because of his rock-star status.

“People who don’t follow golf come to see him to see him,” Rhinehart said. “There are not too many athletes that cross those barriers.”

However, he said their ticket sales are already 10 percent ahead of last year’s at this date, which Woods didn’t play in. They’ve also surpassed their corporate sales and sponsorships figures with more than 40 days remaining until the 30-man tournament starts.

“We’re not dependent on one player,” Rhinehart said.

The combination of having the PGA Championship at Johns Creek and the play of the young golfers such as Rory McIlroy and Gary Woodland has helped their sales, according to Rhinehart.

“There are a lot of great players on the Tour that we may not have heard of last year because of Tiger’s success,” he said. “In his absence, a lot of these players have stepped up.”

Many questioned Woods’ inflated expectations after he said earlier this week that he wasn’t interested in moral victories. He wanted a “W. Do you want me to elaborate? A nice W.” Never mind that this would be his second tournament since a three-month layoff and he was playing one of the toughest courses that many of the players said they’ve ever seen. Woods said he was disappointed and frustrated afterward.

“I’ve missed two major championships, and missed the cut in the other one,” Woods said. “So I just need to go out and do my work.”

© 2011 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ZippyTheChimp
March 27th, 2012, 09:53 AM
After a 923 day drought, Tiger Woods finally won a tournament, the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Concurrent with this is the release of a tell-all book by his former swing-coach (what's that about?) Hank Haney, titled The Big Miss (http://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/954167/tiger-woods-watched-porn-in-front-of-other-golfers).

Man-up time next week at Augusta.

Ninjahedge
March 27th, 2012, 10:20 AM
I think this was all planned!!!!!!


CONSPIRACY!!!!! ;)

ZippyTheChimp
August 14th, 2012, 10:14 AM
Another year has closed on the four Majors tournaments, and another shutout for Woods. No Majors wins in three years, still stuck at 14.

It looks like manning-up hasn't helped.

I think Tiger should show up at the 2013 Masters in a sun dress.