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I have been on the side of Tiger Woods through his whole ordeal.  Not the, “hooking up with pornstars” part, but the, “he doesn’t owe anyone anything” part.  Now, I’m starting to get sick of his act and he’s only been back for one tournament.   

WTF was that Nike commercial supposed to sell other than Tiger Woods?  It really turned me off and I’m not the only one.  I would have been better off if I didn’t know anything that happened with him personally.  Either tell us nothing or tell us everything.  You can’t tell us nothing and then air a commercial where I’m supposed to feel sorry for you because your deceased father is questioning your behavior.  Woe is Tiger.  My ass!  

  

Jim Nantz spoke out against Tiger’s behavior at The Masters and I’m gonna have to agree with him.  Damn you Jim Nantz!  Not only are you the undisputed voice of any sport but you also know what most of us are thinking.  Thank God we have Jim Nantz to say the things we can’t.  I don’t care if golfers swear at a tournament but Tiger told us he was going to change and he didn’t.  If it’s this hard to control his emotions on the course, how are we supposed to believe that he’s a changed man off it?  Why do I care if he’s a changed man?  Because he held that staged press conference and told us that he was going to change and I believed him.  

Nantz could read the phone book and I'd listen

Don’t get me wrong, this elevation of Phil Mickelson as a wholesome family man bit isn’t my cup of tea either.  Phil Mickelson has always been that way so why choose to spotlight him now?  It’s because we as a society like to build people up only to knock them down.  Tiger could do no wrong before and now that he’s down and out, comparing him to Mickelson outside of golf makes his fall even greater.   

He's always been wholesome

Tiger finished fourth at The Masters but it’s like he was miles away from Lefty.  I just wonder how the coverage would have changed if Tiger had won The Masters?  I think the media and the coverage would have quickly turned to,” The Redemption of Tiger”, and all his antics on the course would have been overlooked.  Mickelson would have been the guy who lost to Tiger, again and we wouldn’t have cared about his family’s fight with cancer.  Just as Tiger can’t have it both ways, neither can the broadcasters and press.  Pick a side.  Tiger is a scumbag or Tiger deserves forgiveness.  Don’t wait to see how the tournaments play out to make up your mind.  

Like The Godfather used to say, "Pimpin' ain't easy."

Tiger, either change your ways or don’t.  I don’t care either way but don’t try to portray yourself as the tragic hero who fell from grace.  If you want to ride the hoe train then do it.  If you want to change and be the Tiger we thought you were then do that.  I personally would feel better if he just admitted everything and was this edgy, Tiger that golf hated but the casual golf fans liked.  Like John Daly, except a million times better.  

Tiger, like this guy, only better, and without those silly pants

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