So, like, what's up with Tiger Woods?
Happy anniversary. It's been almost a year since that Thanksgiving crash. Let's celebrate by reading some of Tiger's insightful thoughts into his own his life. Us has this:
"Tiger Woods is still hurting. That's so sad. Maybe one of his 200 lady friends could find some special way to offer solace. Nearly one year after the Thanksgiving car crash that exposed his sprawling adultery scandal - later ending his five-year marriage to Elin Nordegren and hampering his focus in the sport he once dominated - the disgraced golfer is opening up in a Newsweek essay (excerpted in the Washington Post.). "Last November, everything I thought I knew about myself changed abruptly, What? You're saying you didn't know you were whoring around with strippers? Was it some sort of sleep-walking thing? You should go to a sleep lab or something and have that looked into and what others perceived about me shifted, too," Woods writes. Over Thanksgiving weekend 2009, the billionaire athlete crashed his car outside the Orlando, Fla. area home he shared with Nordegren, 30, and their daughter Sam, 3, and son Charlie, nearly 2. It was soon revealed that the couple had been arguing about his extramarital affairs with nightclub hostess Rachel Uchitel; over a dozen mistresses eventually came forward in the ensuing months. Woods' essay continues: "I had been conducting my personal life in an artificial way - as if detached from the values my upbringing had taught, and that I should have embraced So you'd keep buying all the stuff I used to endorse." "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. Dude, you had extra-marital sexy-time with escorts. Let's not try and make this into some sort of therapeutic poetry slam 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."