Tiger Woods will return to golf this Thursday to play in The Masters and was in Augusta, GA yesterday to get in a some practice.
Tiger will join Fred Couples and a couple of other golfers for a practice round later today. After that, he will attend a press conference.
We are sure he is hoping the questions will stick to gold only, but for some reason, we don't see that happening.-Dr.FB
As Tiger Woods announced his return to Golf and The Masters, ticket prices went through the roof even more than they were when it was just speculation that Tiger would return.
The tickets, which are normally $200 are going for about $2 grand in some circles.
CBS, which carries The Masters is breathing a sigh of relief knowing that Tiger will be returning. Golf coverage and ratings has been down since Tiger left and The Masters to CBS with Tiger Woods playing is like the NBA getting LeBron versus Kobe in the NBA Finals; ratings gold.
Even golfers who behind the scenes may not care abot Tiger are sure glad he is back. More cameras, more attention is a good thing for them. It's not like Phil Mickelson was going to lay the verbal smackdown on Tiger anyway.
Will you be rooting for Tiger at The Masters or rooting against him?-Dr.FB
Tiger Woods has left sex addiction rehab in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. We hear he is heading back to Florida with his wife Elin.
This will be the first time Tiger Woods will be seeing his kids in over a month. As we reported yesterday, Tiger and Elin will be taking a private trip together to work on their marriage. After that, Tiger will be back for the Masters in golf in April.
Listen, you can say what you want about Tiger cheating with 16-18 women and yes, that is a lot. At least he was a real man and tried to work on his marriage. Going to sex rehab and most likely marriage counseling after this, he is trying. That is huge. Yes, he should not have cheated in the first place with even one girl. I am not overlooking that at all.
Myself? I can't imagine getting married and then boning 16-18 girls outside the marriage. I am a grown man and if I ever get married, I want my woman in at least in 369 different ways and different outfits. Shoot, even when I am in a relationship without a ring, I am not going to cheat. But if the woman is not giving "the sex", then we might have a problem.
It doesn't mean I am going to be picking up every cheap cocktail waitress this side of Los Angeles in Las Vegas. It just means the relationship will be over. A marriage with children is different. Because, that would lead me back to my wife every time. Every. Time.
So, do you think what Tiger did was commendable or was just to save face?-Dr.FB
When this announcement from TigerWoods.comcame on Friday, it sent shock waves through the golf and sports world;
I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children. I want to say again to everyone that I am profoundly sorry and that I ask forgiveness. It may not be possible to repair the damage I've done, but I want to do my best to try.
I would like to ask everyone, including my fans, the good people at my foundation, business partners, the PGA Tour, and my fellow competitors, for their understanding. What's most important now is that my family has the time, privacy, and safe haven we will need for personal healing.
After much soul searching, I have decided to take an indefinite break from professional golf. I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person.
Again, I ask for privacy for my family and I am especially grateful for all those who have offered compassion and concern during this difficult period.
First, he admits to his indiscretions, no matter if it was 1 woman or 100 women, and it might be closer to that 200. But the leave of from the world of golf, is the big thing. The PGA is going to hurt. The ones who paid to air golf events or sponsor those events are going to hurt without Tiger Woods there. Face it, the ratings are just not going to be there.
We all know the story, before Thanksgiving of this year, Tiger Woods was Mr. Clean, the hero of millions world-wide. Then it seemed like the 12 days of Christmas, where instead of a gift, it seems like another woman would come forward to claim she got a hole in one with Tiger Woods. TMZ covered Tiger Woods the past 3 weeks more than they ever did in their existence. In fact, so did I, and every other blog site.
To ESPN's credit, until that voice mail leaked, they went with the car accident story the entire time. Why? They know how much Tiger Woods means to them. ESPN of late had turned into a sports version of TMZ but they wanted nothing to do with the Tiger scandal until they could not ignore it anymore.
This is why Tiger's move to take a "hiatus" is so smart on his part. Whether he can fix his marriage or not, and can you really after getting it on with more than a dozen women, people are going to back off of him. It comes to the whole he has admitted what he did and apologized so leave him alone. It turns him into the victim in all of this. Brilliant move.
I take no pride in writing about Tiger Woods and his affair, even though we wrote about the story before the TMZ's of the world caught on. Yes, I made Tiger jokes. Everyone did. Sometimes, the private lives of a celebrities, albeit movies, music, and sports, become public foddle and it is times like this I do a gut check of what I do and just how scandalous I want to become. It is the line of being a blogger and a reporter of reporting news or sticking with gossip. Sometimes, the gossip becomes the news and it was in this case.
The golfers who were criticizing Tiger will now see how life was like in the golf world before Tiger. Gone will be the coverage. Gone the nice things that went along with Tiger being on the circuit. Only one player could have this effect on a sport and it is Tiger Woods. The NBA suffered a huge loss when Michael Jordan left the Chicago Bulls, but they had Shaq, Kobe, Wade, and Lebron save them rather quickly.
The golf world will not lose Tiger for that long and I will be shocked if he is not back for the Masters in April, but the press release of the hiatus, and with no real return known, Tiger is taking his clubs and going home. Now, if only Tiger's woman could disappear, the coverage would fully stop.-Dr.FB