Woods committed personal sins, not crimes. My feeling is, he deserves a chance to find a normal life and some form of redemption as much as anyone else might.
I watched it today. Woods made it interesting, and made an incredible charge over the first 9 - but just couldn't close the deal despite some chances. Amazing how he's gone from a nearly unbeatable machine to someone entirely human in a year. Exciting to see the Aussie win it though. What a dream come true that must be for that guy.
I agree with you, everybody deserves a second chance. But I disagree that Woods did not commit a crime. He, his agent and his wife covered up an assault. He obstructed justice when he fled the state of Florida without talking to the Police. It was a great example of what money and privilege will get you in this country. Not complaining, I would use the same leverage he did to get my wife out of going to jail for hitting me with a golf club.
After years of liking the young star become the great player he was, I was disgusted by his attitude once he became great. Before he really broke out, I had a friend who played a round with him. He said Woods was a very unattractive character, f-bombs here, yelling at those who worked the golf course and just an overall jerk. I was surprised and started watching his action as closely as one can on tv while he was on the course and you could see it.
With that said, I understand the value Tiger Woods brings to the USGA and PGA. Tiger is the reason golf had such a resurgence in the late 20th and early 21st century. I love golf and always have. I want to see Tiger back on his game so golf can be big again. I plan to attend the US Open this year, I hope Tiger is one of the last parings walking down the fairway to 18. Regardless of his indiscretions, he is good for the game.
Glad to see him make a run of it in the Masters. I hope to see him near the leader board in all the majors this year. I just don't want him to break Jack's record for majors. Oh and I have worked with Jack and his wife for a brief period when the Bear's Club was in it's infancy in Jupier, FL. Jack is one of the biggest jerks I have ever met. Good thing his wife is an angel! I guess it's part of the game to be a jerk.