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High Noon: Tiger Spit Triggers Anger

At Yahoo! Sports, reporter Jay Busbee writes: “You know Tiger Woods hasn't been playing well of late. He had a chance at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic over the weekend before posting a godawful 75, and that was pretty much that. Now, though, word that Woods committed a far greater breach of golf etiquette during the tournament than just, you know, stinking: He spat on the 12th green!” Busbee goes on to quote a stunned commentator who said of Tiger's expectoration: “”Disgusting, what he has just done there … there are some parts of him that are just arrogant and petulant. Somebody now has to come behind him and maybe putt over his spit. It does not get much lower than that.” (AP photo, of Woods at Dubai tourney)

Question: Are you bothered by people who spit in public — on sidewalks, ballfields, or even on their hands?

Elin: ‘Been Through Hell’

Elin Nordegren is shown on the cover of People magazine’s Sept. 6 issue. Tiger  Woods’ ex-wife said she has “been through hell” since her husband’s infidelity surfaced but she never hit him, according to an interview released Wednesday. Nordegren told People magazine she and  Woods  tried for months to reconcile the relationship. In the end, a marriage “without trust and love” wasn’t good for anyone, she said. (AP Photo/People Magazine)

Question: Who do you feel most sorry for in the break-up of Tiger Woods’ marriage — Tiger or Elin?

Tiger Woods, Wife Officially Divorce

Tiger  Woods, his daughter, Sam, and wife Elin Nordegren, are shown before a NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., last November.  Woods and his wife are officially divorced. The lawyers for  Woods and Nordegren said in a statement that the  divorce became official today in Bay County Circuit Court, in Panama City, Fla. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Question: Do you hope that Tiger Woods returns to being a premier golfer now that his marital troubles are behind him? Or do you care at all?

APhoto Of The Day — 4.29.10

Tiger Woods looks for his ball under a tree on the 14th hole during the first round of the Quail Hollow Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., this morning. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Top Cutlines:

  • 1. Frustrated, Tiger wishes he would have just followed his old mans advice, “Focus only on golf and screw everything else” — KeithinCDA.
  • 2. Tiger searches for lost IHOP napkin he had written a phone number on — Gary D. Rhodes.
  • 3. “I could have sworn I left my dignity around here somewhere” — Token.
  • HM: JohnA

His Cheating Heart

In this Aug. 20, 2000 file photo, Tiger Woods points to his ball as it drops for birdie on the first hole of a three-hole playoff against Bob May at the PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.

Like years past, this one has been a whopper for high-profile philanderers. Psychologists aren’t surprised, as guys are wired to want sex, a lot, and are more likely than gals to cheat. The behavior may be particularly likely for men with power, researchers say, though they point out that despite the genetic propensity to sleep around, cheating remains a choice, not a DNA-bound destiny.

The list of powerful individuals whose marital transgressions came out this year includes Tiger Woods, David Letterman, former senator John Edwards and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.

The obvious question, perhaps most perplexing when it comes to wealthy men who had beautiful wives and seemingly enviable lives: “What were they thinking?”

Turns out, they may not have been thinking consciously about the acts at all.

“I’m guessing these things don’t happen at the forefront of their brain,” said Scott Reynolds, assistant professor of business ethics at the University of Washington in Seattle. “They aren’t things he sits down and calculates out. It’s in the background.” Full story.

This has got to be the understatement of the year: “I’m guessing these things don’t happen at the forefront of their brain,” Still, the article is a good read even if the answer is pretty simple– cheating is a choice.

Of course, your thoughts may differ.

 

Cast out from the Garden…

Good morning, Netizens…


Everyone in the news media seems to have taken their shots at Tiger Woods lately, so it comes as no surprise that cartoonist David Horsey hauls off and takes a shot of his own. Why should that surprise anyone?


Unfortunately, the news stories of Woods’ infidelities with various women does not seem to be related in any way to his undeniable ability to play golf with incredible skill, but it does impact his billion dollar bottom line in other ways. Global consulting firm Accenture Ltd. became the first major sponsor to drop Woods. The move ends a six-year relationship during which Accenture credited its “Go on, be a Tiger” campaign with boosting its image significantly.


Everyone, it seemed, once wanted a piece of Tiger Woods, but as of last week, Woods announced on his web site that he was leaving golf, at least for awhile. When or if he will return hasn’t been discussed, but it does seem premature for the news media to continue to put stories of his infidelities on page one. It is not news anymore.


Dave



My only comments on Tiger Woods confessions…

Good morning, Netizens…


The tabloids and various other news media have pounced on Tiger Woods like a panther hungry for fresh meat. Using such words as scandal, sin and confession, they attempt in various ways to portray marriage as an arcane institution that we should move beyond. Television shows have increasingly, over the last few years, promoted our acceptance of infidelity and made it headline news. Smut becomes news; news becomes smut or so it seems.


Woods’ adulterous affairs which have threatened his reputation if not his his opulent product endorsements, have rapidly become fodder for the laugh track on late-night television. Television networks appear to be denigrating the significance of loving relationships between husband and wife with unwashed humor, and be damned the consequences.


Mind you, I am not immediately opening that can of worms called what is marriage? Marriage, at least where I come from, is a monogamous relationship between a man and a woman. There are some who believe that the government should regulate or otherwise enter into the act of marriage, but I think not. They have enough trouble running the government. I probably will catch hell from Dr. John for saying so, but I also do not believe marriage is a relationship, monogamous or otherwise, between two men, two women or two aardvarks for that matter. Those are contracts; close but no cigar.


I understand that Elin Woods, Tiger’s spouse, has hit paydirt in wake of the scandal. Various media outlets have reported that Tiger Woods and Elin Woods’ prenuptial agreement has been amended in light of current “transgressions” becoming public. What’s does Mrs. Tiger Woods stand to gain? Rumor has it that Elin Woods has been offered a financial package worth $80 million for sticking around with Tiger Woods. She also gets an immediate $5 million payout.


That doesn’t sound like a marriage to me. That sounds like a heady financial arrangement with a marriage remotely attached.


Dave

The Angry Wife Golf Club Guide

Maxim Magazine provides this useful reference: (Warning mature content— or perhaps that’s immature, if you know what I mean.)

“Most people assume that Tiger Woods’ wife randomly chose a club to allegedly beat him with. That’s not so. In fact, she (allegedly) chose the perfect club to fit the crime. So to help all you married golfers out there, we created this handy guide.”

Tiger Woods Seriously Injured or Maybe Not

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a car accident early Friday when his car struck a tree near his mansion in a gated waterfront community, authorities said.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Woods, 33, hit the hydrant and a tree after pulling out of his driveway in his 2009 Cadillac sports utility vehicle.

Update: Treated and released in good condition.