An Open Letter to Tiger Woods

Dear Tiger,

While there may have been some doubt before, you’ve now cemented the fact that you are guilty of at least some sort of unsavory behavior.

Because many have come before you, there is sadly no excuse for the way you have conducted yourself thus far. There are numerous case studies and examples your publicity team could be using right now to guide you through this turbulent time.

I happen to think you are deliberately ignoring them.

After all, you are Tiger Woods. You are the world’s most famous athlete. You revolutionized the game of golf. You are an exemplary role model for children everywhere. You earned all of this through hard work and determination. For these reasons, you are going to take care of your current situation your way – and no one else’s.

I don’t know you personally, but I have formed these opinions based upon how fiercely you guard your privacy. It is also my opinion that as a professional athlete/celebrity who makes a very generous living off of the admiration and interest of the general public, you are not entitled to the privacy you believe you deserve.

What, me worry?
What, me worry?


However, I digress. Let’s get to the point. The statement you issued last week was laughable. You owe the public a full explanation. Instead, you have retreated into the shadows, most likely with the hope that this nasty little incident will soon be forgotten. It will not be. And judging by your alleged mistresses coming out of the woodwork, this is just the beginning.

There is still time for redemption. You have to make a choice. You can still choose the path taken by the Andy Pettitte’s and Bill Clinton’s of the world. Tell us what happened. You will be forgiven. The public wants to love you! 

Or you can join the ranks of Roger Clemens’ and Mark Sanford’s of the world. Based upon your actions up to this point, you will be there in no time at all.


You are coming around. But a public apology that lashes out at the media in any manner is not exactly productive.

2 thoughts on “An Open Letter to Tiger Woods

  1. I totally agree with you- the second he started retreating away from the media, he started digging himself in a hole. David Letterman is a good example of someone who was open about his situation- and his popularity/career didn’t suffer despite admissions of affairs.

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