I know Tiger Woods is human. He injured his knee and everyone could see the painful struggle in the US Open 2008. However, this time he sunk deeper into his “humanity” when he cheated on his wife. He admitted to having an affair, pretty much flushing people’s respect for him down the drain.
I know pro-athletes are prone to marriage infidelities, such as Kobe Bryant, Charles Barkley, etc. I also agree with the argument that pro-athletes should never marry.
But for a golfer, who is usually traditional and possesses high standard of ethics and morals, it’s almost unheard of! It’s even more shocking with Tiger Woods. I realize that he has the pressure to succeed, hectic schedule that constantly put him away from home, and a legion of devoted fans. But he’s the #1 golfer! We hold him to a higher standard. He’s a role model to so many kids, who aspire to be like him. Now his image is tarnished.
People will end up forgiving him for this mistake, and let bygone be bygone. Sadly, he’ll never fully earn the respect that he once had – including from yours truly. He’s no longer a role model I can endorse.