Tiger Says Golf Contributed To Serial Cheating In Essay
Almost one year after the Thanksgiving 2009 fight with ex Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods opens up about the years of cheating that lead to the end of his squeaky clean image and his marriage.
In an essay published in Newsweekmagazine Wednesday, Tiger even implies that his golfing success might have led him to cheat.
“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.”
“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.”
“In many cases, I’ve never even met these people. But there’s no way I can dispute each lie without provoking more. Besides, everyone has probably heard more than they ever wanted to about my private life.”