Tiger Woods' return to Golf

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When will Tiger Woods return to active competition in Golf?

  1. This year, in time for the Master's

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  5. Next year at the beginning of the Tour

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  6. Next year, in time for the Master's

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  1. DixieDestroyer

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    "Cheatah" hired former NeoCON "Jorge Boosh" adviser (& tribesman) Ari Fleischer to help spew the (BS) PR & pave the way for "Cheatah's" return in 2 weeks from now at the Arnold Palmer Invitational (3/25 in Orlando, FL). [​IMG]

    Woods hires ex-Bush aide to prep for return in two weeks

    By MARK CANNIZZARO

    Last Updated: 8:53 AM, March 11, 2010

    MIAMI â€" Tiger Woods has summoned someone even more significant than swing coach Hank Haney to help facilitate his wildly anticipated comeback.

    Two sources in the golf community have told The Post that Ari Fleischer, the former presidential advisor to George W. Bush and the man who was brought in to help repair the steroid-shattered image of Mark McGwire, has been huddling with Woods, plotting a strategy for his return to golf â€" at the Arnold Palmer Invitational starting March 25 at Bay Hill in Orlando.

    "They were in his living room this week going over a strategy for how to handle Bay Hill in two weeks,"Â one source told The Post.

    The other source told The Post, "I would be shocked if he didn't play the Arnold Palmer."Â

    Palmer himself reportedly has told some close confidants that Woods is definitely playing Bay Hill. Quietly, the people running the tournament are preparing for a larger-than-usual media crush.

    Meanwhile, Mark O'Meara, Woods' longtime friend and neighbor, told Golf Channel yesterday that he "wouldn't be surprised"Â to see Woods make his anticipated return at the Tavistock Cup, a made-for-TV inter-club event on March 22-23 at Isleworth, Woods' home course outside of Orlando.

    O'Meara said the two-day exhibition matches might be a "nice way"Â for Woods to "ease back into the whole situation."Â

    "It's been a rough road the last three or four months in Tiger's life and his family's life,"Â O'Meara said. "It's a very difficult situation. Golf is what Tiger does, and possibly part of the healing process is to get back at it."Â

    In a fascinating subplot to the ongoing Woods saga it appears Fleischer is a big part of helping that healing process.

    Knowing he eventually has to stand before everyone publicly and take questions â€" something he didn't do in that bizarre orchestrated 131â„2-minute ramble on Feb. 19 â€" is why Woods sought out the advice of Fleischer, who in 2008 formed Ari Fleischer Sports Communications.

    The firm, which focuses on crisis response and control, is a joint venture with IMG Sports & Entertainment. Woods is represented by IMG.

    Several calls to Fleischer went unreturned yesterday and messages left for Mark Steinberg, Woods' personal IMG advisor, also went unanswered.

    Fleischer, who served as presidential press secretary from January 2001 to July 2003 before leaving for a career as a consultant, worked with McGwire after the disgraced slugger had gone into hiding following his embarrassing refusal to answer questions about his steroid use before a congressional committee in 2005.

    Before his recent public admission to using steroids, necessitated in part by his return to the Cardinals as a hitting instructor, McGwire was advised by Fleischer.

    The NFL and Major League Baseball also are among Fleischer's high-profile clients. He advised the Packers in 2008 on how to deal with the fallout from their breakup with Brett Favre and he's worked with college football's BCS on how to repair an image that has been ridiculed.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/golf/woods_hires_weeks_bush_aide_to_prep_p7ZMNxmWaTffK5O4nxGEhK

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  2. Thrashen

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    Well, I suppose the incredibly short-lived "Woods Family Counseling"Â￾ phase is now complete. ESPN's Bill Simmons was quoted as calling Tiger's comeback as "similar to when Mohammed Ali returned to boxing after having his heavyweight title taken away."Â￾ I despise Ali, however, draft-dodging out of war protest is infinitely more noble than getting in trouble for all of Tiger's sordid, weird transgressions.

    Notice how he "accidentally"Â￾ decided to return to golf the same week that Ben Roethlisburger is being accused of sexual assault. The herd of American DWFs can be distracted so easily. Lifelong ignorance must be absolute heaven.
     
  3. DixieDestroyer

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    Another update on "Cheatah"...

    Report: Tiger Likely To Play Ga. Tournament

    Posted: 6:16 pm EST March 11,2010Updated: 6:40 pm EST March 11,2010

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Tiger Woods intends to remain out of golf at least until the Masters, two people with knowledge of his plans have told The Associated Press.

    Woods has been practicing at Isleworth near his Orlando home the last two weeks, and swing coach Hank Haney flew there during the weekend to work with him. That led to speculation Thursday he was close to playing again.

    The two people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because only Woods is supposed to release such information, say he is likely to play first at Augusta National in April.

    The only other time Woods played a major after such a long layoff was the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot, when he was out nine weeks coping with his father's death. That's where he missed the cut for the first time at a major.

    Woods has not played since Nov. 15, when he won the Australian Masters in Melbourne for his 82nd career victory. Twelve days later, he crashed his SUV into a tree near his Florida home, setting off shocking revelations that he had been cheating on his wife.

    In his first public appearance Feb. 19 at the TPC Sawgrass, when he apologized for his behavior and confessed to having extramarital affairs, he said he would return to golf and that "I don't rule out that it will be this year."

    There have been signs during the last few weeks he was getting closer.

    Woods returned from family therapy in Arizona on Feb. 28 and began getting into a routine of fitness and practice. Haney was working with Woods on the practice range earlier this week.

    Mark Steinberg, his agent at IMG, came to the CA Championship at Doral this week to do business -- Steinberg also is the managing director of golf for IMG, which conducts numerous tournaments around the world.

    Meanwhile, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer declined to comment on reports that he had been brought on board to help with Woods' return.

    Fleischer said in an e-mail to the AP he could neither confirm nor deny that Woods was a client.

    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/22814580/detail.html
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  4. FootballDad

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    Ho hum. It's official. "Cheetah" Woods will be resuming his career at the Masters. Hide your wives and daughters!
     
  5. Van_Slyke_CF

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    Sure hope his presence doesn't result in something bad happening to someone in the gallery or another player. I still think there's quite a big safety issue with this clown returning to the game at Augusta.
     
  6. Don Wassall

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    The Masters is a very controlled tournament vis a vis the media so it's the best place for him to come back. The galleries are also exceedingly polite even though noted for their enthusiasm. I'll be surprised if Woods gets heckled at all;they'll likely be extremely warm and a lot more if he's in contention.

    My feeling today is that it will be pretty much a renewal of the love affair the DWFs and media have with him, with the excitement building as the Masters gets closer. They seem eager to get back to unabashed Tiger worshipping. I was just watching a few minutes of the unwatchable Jim Rome's show, and he had two journalists going on and on about Tiger's return. "It gives me a reason to care about golf again," said one. The other said that if Woods wins The Masters he'll be "deified," as if he hadn't been prior to his car crash and the subsequent fallout from it.
     
  7. Thrashen

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    John Daily Chimes In



    "Tiger doesn't have anything to prove to anybody," Daly said. "He'll be focused on what he needs to do."

    When the whole "Tiger is Actually a Cheating Prick"Â￾ saga first hit the national spotlight, Fatty was the first wigger on the PGA Tour to continue to kiss His Majesty's royal ass by stating something like "Golf needs Tiger! We need him badly!"Â￾


    Jesper Parnevik, the wigger-boy-supreme who "fixed up"Â￾ Tiger and his slut had this to say: "Nobody ever thought Tiger would miss the Masters. It was pretty expected."

    I hope this clown feels his nerve. Oh well, if he hadn't set up Tiger and his Scandinavian wife, some other white man would have eagerly done the ghastly deed for The Chosen One.
     
  8. white is right

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    Nothing to fear, unless your pimping them out....... [​IMG] What I want to know is if he shoots the ball in the drink will he walk on the water and not have take a drop..... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. screamingeagle

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    I wonder when Tiger is going to say that he came back to golf to get away from his wife?
     
  10. Don Wassall

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    The media coverage of Woods leading up to The Masters looks like it will dwarf the absurdly overblown hype he's received previously. My daily rag has a front page story on his return today and three more in the sports section. After pretty much a four-month reprieve, every player on tour is again forced to answer nothing but questions about Woods as the media's secular godhead returns to his prior position as the center of the universe.

    Here's one of the articles from the sports section:

    A sideshow like no other at the Masters

    PALM HARBOR, Fla. â€" The Masters is three weeks away, filled with story lines that now are sure to be ignored.

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    Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer will be paired together, if only to hit a ceremonial tee shot to start the tournament.


    Angel Cabrera is the defending champion. Europe, with five players among the top 10 in the world, has vastly improved its chances of having a Masters champion for the first time since 1999.


    Brothers will be competing for the first time in 10 years â€" Francesco and Edoardo Molinari of Italy.


    Oh, and Tiger Woods is playing.


    That announcement Tuesday was all it took for the Masters to become about one player. Minutes later, reporters flocked to the practice range at Innisbrook to find anyone willing to share any perspective about his return to competition.


    The most awkward moment came when a reporter asked Rod Pampling, who frequently plays practice rounds with Woods at the majors, if he would seek him out at Augusta National.


    "I'd love to," Pampling said. "But I'm not in the tournament. Thanks for reminding me."


    It might seem that so much attention on one player would allow everyone else to be left alone to work on their games and get in the right frame of mind for a week that requires so much discipline.


    One problem.


    "It will have an affect on everyone because we're going to have to talk about it a lot," Jim Furyk said while surrounded by TV cameras. "I'm doing it right now. He's going to be difficult to interview, so that leaves the rest of us answering a lot of questions."


    This is not the first time the Masters has been taken hostage by a single story on the road to Augusta National.


    Seven year ago, rarely a week on the PGA Tour went by without someone asking about Martha Burk and her campaign against the club's all-male membership. When the Masters rolled around, everyone was waiting to hear the press conference of club chairman Hootie Johnson, who started the whole thing with his "point of a bayonet" letter to Burk. He took nearly three dozen questions without saying much of anything.


    The uproar even overshadowed Woods' effort to become the first player to win three straight years. At one point, Woods said the best way to get into Augusta National was by parachute.


    But this is different.


    Once the 2003 Masters began â€" on a Friday because of rain â€" the focus returned to competition.


    Woods figures to command attention as long as he's on the golf course.


    There was speculation that Augusta National did not want Woods to return at its hallowed tournament and create the biggest media spectacle in sports, although chairman Billy Payne appeared to welcome him in his statement.


    "We support Tiger's decision to return to competitive golf beginning at this year's Masters Tournament," he said.


    The timing of Woods' announcement could not have been better or worse. Whenever he announced his plans, it was sure to become the biggest story no matter what was going on (the Transitions Championship, by the way, starts Thursday).


    That will be the case at Innisbrook and Bay Hill, and the Houston Open the week before the Masters. And don't forget the Tavistock Cup, to be played next Monday at Isleworth, not far from where Woods ran over the fire hydrant and hit a tree in that middle-of-the-night accident that began this sordid tale.


    At least in the Martha Burk year, players were talking about a lobbyist they didn't know, and a subject out of their control.


    Everyone knows Woods. Most are careful what they say.


    In December, they were asked what they thought of his infidelity. The first two months of the new year brought old questions about how long they thought he would be on his indefinite break.


    Then it was reaction to his first public comments since the accident â€" on the Friday of a tournament sponsored by Accenture, the first company to dump him. The last few weeks, the questions shifted to when he might return.


    And when they get to Augusta?


    "Try to avoid the big tree," Justin Rose said, alluding to the live oak between the clubhouse and the first tee, where hundreds of media mingle trying to snag players walking to and from the golf course.


    Adam Scott arrived at Innisbrook, went into the locker room and saw Woods on every television. He expects that to continue until the green jacket ceremony when the Masters is over.


    "ESPN has been on him for an hour," Scott said. "The Golf Channel is going to be on him for three weeks. That's how it is with him, anyway, but even moreso when it's different circumstances â€" whether it's knee surgery, or what's going on at the moment, or his alleged poor form going into the Masters. That's his life."


    Now, it takes on a life of its own.


    Burk's campaign for the club to have a female member was relentless for nine months, and led the Masters to do away with television sponsors for two years to keep them out of the controversy.


    One difference Furyk sees is that most players and golf executives are happy that Woods is playing again. Even so, he expects the players to be tested as never before, not so much by the challenge of Augusta National, but the endless questions.


    "We're going to have to be patient," Furyk said. "There will be times when a guy double bogeys the last hole or has a bad round, and the first question is about Tiger. Guys are not going to want to answer that question. It's what we're going to be dealing with at least for the next month. Hopefully, it will pass."
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100316/ap_on_sp_go_ne/glf_on_the_fringe031610
     
  11. Riddlewire

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    Well, I think we can close the book on the question of the media's treatment of Tiger.
    South Park had their season premiere tonight. It was supposed to be all about Tiger. If you watch the show, you know they will make fun of ANYONE.
    That didn't happen, though.
    Not only did they not attack Tiger for his behavior, they actually made excuses for him. "Every man would do it" "Boys will be boys".
    When South Park is too chicken Å¡hit to go after a celebrity, then that celebrity is officially and forever off-limits for media scrutiny. I think it's safe to say that the glorification of Tiger will resume immediately upon the start of the Masters coverage.
     
  12. Solomon Kane

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    Well I was pretty far off the mark, I thought he'd give up a major or two as "penance", but this shows the success of his robotic apology press conference, the fact that 95% of golf fans are dwfs,the sheerrole of time...you can only talk about a scandal for so long...;theblase attitude of most people towards adultery and fornication; andfinally theblatant and obvious fact thatthe PGA tour is not and never has been a monastery.
    In Pernevik's defense, at least hemade the wisecrack that he'd "wished Elin had useda driver."

    I hope the fans find a polite way to unnerve Tiger--maybe wearfunny t-shirts, hats,... glasses with the plastic nose and mustache attached.

    Above all---pray, pray that he never wins a major again.
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  13. jaxvid

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    Tiger who?
     
  14. white is right

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    This is why you don't date pay for play women.... [​IMG] [​IMG] ger Woods sexting controversy: Porn star says golfer sent text messages about violent sex acts


    By Chris Parry, Vancouver SunMarch 18, 2010 2:43 PMComments (19)



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    Porn star Veronika Siwik-Daniels, otherwise known as Joslyn James, one of the multitude of women said to have been involved with married golfing superstar Tiger Woods, has launched a website containing what she says is a series of sexually-explicit text messages sent to her cellphone.

    The messages, allegedly from Woods, run the gamut from humdrum ("Heading back from the course now") to explosive ("I would like to have a threesome with you and another girl you trust"), with some so explicit that we can't describe them with any detail here.

    If the text messages are real, they paint Woods as someone who enjoys talking about violent sexual acts such as slapping, choking and dominating his partner, as well as group sex, and name-calling.

    At one point in the stream of messages, Woods is alleged to have worked hard to sneak the porn star past his entourage, saying "Dont come down here yet. Lots of people in the hall. I will let you know when it clears," adding, "Head to the elevators and go to 334. Thats your room. The door will be open with the dead bolt. I have to get back here to wait for the food. Im in room 358."

    He continues, "You just make sure you take care of me when you get here."

    Later, Woods is said to have sent a message that couldn't have been further from the truth; "Great thing is we have a life time of this."

    The last three messages in the alleged conversation illustrate what appears to be the end of the illicit relationship when James shows up unannounced and nearly comes face to face with Woods' business partners.

    Tiger: Sent: 12:06 PM 10/04/2009:

    Oh my god. If they were with me. You would have ruined everything

    Tiger: Sent: 12:07 PM 10/04/2009:

    I told you. Oh my god. I cant believe what just happened

    Tiger: Sent: 12:08 PM 10/04/2009:

    Don't F***ing talk to me. You almost just ruined my whole life. If my agent and these guys would have seen you there, F***.

    The conversation could be found early Thursday on sextingjoslynjames.com but that site has since gone down, presumably under the weight of a surge of internet traffic.

    Tiger Woods is said to be preparing for a return to professional golf after spending time in a clinic for sex addicts.

    cparry@vancouversun.com
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  15. Don Wassall

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    Land of the Free watch. . . is this an athlete or the Future President of the World?

    Tiger Woods returns to golf in Augusta... with an army of 90 bodyguards

    Tiger Woods will be guarded by a ‘ring of steel' of 90 private bodyguards â€" including former FBI and Secret Service agents â€" as well as armed deputies on his return to golf at the Masters tournament this week.



    The unprecedented security is in place because of fears he may be confronted by one of his 15 alleged mistresses.


    The bodyguards are thought to have been given photos of his alleged lovers, including porn star Joslyn James who has threatened to picket the tournament with a group of friends with megaphones.


    One guard said last night: ‘None of these girls are allowed anywhere near him. If one photo comes out of a beautiful lady touching him, it would be a disaster.'


    The course at Augusta National, Georgia, normally has a 200-strong force comprised of private security, volunteers and police to patrol the 30,000 spectators at the Masters, but The Mail on Sunday has learned that 82 extra private security guards will be in place this week.


    In addition, it is believed Woods will be surrounded by eight bodyguards as a last line of defence, rather than the two who would usually accompany him around golf tournaments in the past. Woods's personal security comes from the same firm in California supplying guards for his wife, Elin, 30.


    It is not yet known whether she will go to Augusta.


    Golfing insiders say that Woods, 34, is returning to the game at Augusta because of its reputation for stringent security. Members at the 365-acre club include Microsoft's Bill Gates and Wall Street mogul Warren Buffett.


    Scott Wellington, the tournament director for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, said: ‘You will have a private security firm of ex-police officers, retired FBI agents and former Secret Service guys for the fairways, while armed law enforcement from the sheriff's department give the final degree of protection.'


    A spokesman for the Augusta club said: ‘We always take all precautions to ensure safety and security.'
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1263385/Tiger-Woods-returns-golf-Augusta--army-90-bodyguards.html
     
  16. Van_Slyke_CF

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    Does Tiger Woods need another dose of Dr. Anthony Galea's HGH goodies to get him back into top form?

    CF members have highlighted for years the suspicious changes to Tiger Woods's physique for several years through 2009.

    But the PGA will continue to turn a blind eye to his drug use.

    I just hope Tiger doesn't win the Masters.
     
  17. DixieDestroyer

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    What a candy@$$! Why does "Cheatah" need dadgum 90 friggin' bodyguards??! He's not the POTUS or David Rockefeller. The dang FBI & SS agents had best be "free-lancing" & not on the taxpayers' dime! I hope "Cheatah" shoots a dang 80+ (each round)!
     
  18. Don Wassall

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    Looks like the one-way love affair the White reporters and DWFs have for Tiger Woods is very close to returning to its former orgasmic glory:


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    Woods was masterly, pun intended, as he fielded tough questions that members of the media have been saving up for five months. This was Tiger Slam, Part Two. He was warm, genuine, thoughtful, at ease. He was conversational. This was a small window into the real Tiger Woods. When all was said and done, there was a sense of relief, certainly a small sense of closure. I can't speak for all the other media types in the room, but my thought was: Great, now let's get back to golf. Which, of course, would be just what Tiger Woods would've wanted.


    This in no way smacked of the contrived mea culpa speech he gave in February, or even the two TV interviews he gave on March 22. This was a look at Tiger Woods as a normal human being with feelings. There's a sentence you've probably never read before. Woods has always been controlling and reserved, and while he still dodged a couple of key questions â€" what's he in rehab for, what happened that caused the car crash, and who else in his entourage knew about his scandalous behavior? â€" he mostly seemed forthcoming.


    For instance, he admitted he was surprised and pretty much thrilled by his practice round Monday with Fred Couples. (They were later joined by Jim Furyk.) He didn't just get applause at the tees and greens; he got full-blown ovations. For a guy who's been thrown to the wolves by tabloid headlines and sleazy entertainment news outlets the last few months, that had to feel sweet.


    "The galleries couldn't be nicer," he said. "The encouragement that I got, it blew me away to be honest with you, it really did. ... Today was just something that really touched my heart pretty good."


    Tiger didn't have to admit that. He didn't have to tell us he was apprehensive and nervous about how he'd be received, and he didn't have to tell us how much the fans' reaction meant. But he did. Give the man a gold star.


    It was also a good move on Tiger's part to apologize to his fellow players, who have been forced to answer incessant Tiger questions ever since the new golf season began. Perhaps Tiger's smartest move, and maybe his most effective move, was to talk about how he realized he hasn't treated golf fans as well as he should have. Tiger is taking his case right to the people. Again, this is the stuff of Charm Offensive 101. Give the people what they want, just a little love in return for their years of cheering, and they'll return the favor.


    Woods said he's going to try to improve his on-course behavior and cut down on the thrown clubs, flipped clubs and F-bombs. By trying to be more even-keeled, he added, his celebrations may also be less exuberant. Well, we'll believe that when we believe that, as the great Yogi Berra once supposedly said. Woods went on to say that he's going to try to acknowledge the fans more, as he did Monday during his practice round.


    "It was an incredible reception for all 18 holes," Woods said. "I haven't done that all these years (wave back, interact), and that was wrong of me. I just want to say thank you to them. It really put things into perspective for me how much I've underappreciated the fans of golf."


    It is totally predictable that golf fans will lap that up. That's why they're fans. And that's why it was genius on Tiger's part to do it and say it. Can he keep it up? He's always been a tight-lipped, head-down, don't-look-at-the-crowd type of player, like Ben Hogan. He has not been a smiling, crowd-pleasing performer like Arnold Palmer or Phil Mickelson.


    Tiger personalized his troubles for us. How can you not feel sympathy for a guy who feels he's a bad father? He talked about how he decided to enter rehab just before Christmas, and how spending the holiday with his family was "incredible." Going into rehab, he said, was a difficult time.


    "I missed my son's first birthday and that hurts, that hurts a lot," Woods said. "I vowed I'd never miss another one after that. I want to be a part of my son's and daughter's lives going forward. That was a very hard day. That's something I regret and will probably regret the rest of my life."


    Surprisingly, perhaps, Woods actually talked very little about golf during his 35-minute conversation. That's part of why he was so convincing. He talked about gaining perspective on life when his father, Earl, passed away in 2006, and then again when his children were born. It has made him realize what's important, and it's not necessarily golf.


    "It's not about the championships, it's about how you live your life," Woods said. "I haven't done that the right way for a while. I needed to change that. Going forward, I need to be a better man than I was before. I'm trying as hard as I possibly can every day."


    Tiger Woods talked the talk on Monday, and it was quite a talk. If he can walk the walk, it'll be quite a walk. Don't bet against him. He plays to win, and on a beautiful spring day at Augusta National, he won over a lot of people.


    It might have been the most important day of his golfing career, and maybe even the most successful.
    http://www.golf.com/golf/tours_news/article/0,28136,1977942,00.html?eref=sihp

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  19. Bart

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    Ekdrick knows how to hoodwink silly White people. Been doing it for years.

    http://snarkfood.com/tiger-woods-kindergarten-teacher-says-he-lied-about-racist-attack/37650/

    Tiger Woods Kindergarten Teacher Says He Lied About Racist Attack

    This has got to be one of the weirdest â€" and maybe most disturbing â€" stories to come out about Tiger Woods so far. The golf legend's kindergarten teacher, Ms. Maureen Decker, has come forward claiming Woods blatantly lied in 2005 when he told a story about how he was a victim of racism as a child.

    Back in 2005, Tiger Woods told a moving story of being victimized as a child because of his race. In an interview for a book written by Charles Barkley, Woods said he was abused by a group of kids on his first day of kindergarten because of his skin color.

    "I became aware of my racial identity on my first day of school, on my first day of kindergarten," Woods said in the interview. "A group of sixth graders tied me to a tree, spray-painted the word ‘n****r' on me, and threw rocks at me. That was my first day of school. And the teacher really didn't do much of anything."Â

    Well, now that teacher has decided to speak out about Woods' story of her failure to respond to the alleged attack against Woods in kindergarten, according to TMZ.com. Backed by celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, Ms. Decker claims that "no such incident ever occurred to Tiger Woods while he was under [my] care as a kindergarten pupil on the first day of class."Â

    "No teacher should ever be treated in such a callous and unfair manner, especially one such as Ms. Decker"Â Gloria Allred said in a press statement. "The time for Tiger Woods to make direct amends to her is now."Â

    Ouch! It's gotta hurt when even your old kindergarten teacher is out to get you!
     
  20. bigunreal

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    I saw the kindergartem teacher in a brief clip on t.v. She may be hard to ignore, since obnoxious but high profile Gloria Allred is her attorney. I believe she is suing Woods for his obvious slander.

    Only a totally brainwashed people could buy a ridiculous story like that. The idea that a group of kindergarters would act like that, and that any teacher would ignore it or (as Woods implied) condone it, is stretching things to the breaking point, even in Don King's America.

    Shocker that Sir Charles found this tale when "writing" his book.
     
  21. Don Wassall

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    One of Woods' early Nike commercials, circa 1997, had him claiming in a voiceover that he hadn't been allowed to play golf at certain clubs because of racism. He later retracted that claim after it was challenged.

    My guess is that Woods, like the vast majority of American blacks under the age of 45 or so who have grown up in middle class environments, has never experienced any racism in his life, not even being called a name.
     
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    If he's going to top Obama and be the Future President of the World, I reckon he'll need those 90 bodyguards, but to ward off 15 women? Come on Woods, are you telling us all these women are a serious physical threat to you?

    Also, Riddlewire makes a great point about SouthPark. I've only watched a couple of episodes, but I hear about it from people and I know who they make fun of and who they don't. I do expect Woods to be a "brighter smiling" star than he was before "The Fall."
     
  23. Thrashen

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    America's celebrities are repugnance personified into smiling, fist-pumping little phonies like TiGIRL Woods. It's comforting to know that Lady Tiger is so protected by his corporate goons, and that the equally totalitarian MSM supports such unnecessary idiocy. It's so sweet to know that all of his wigger (butt) "buddies"Â￾ on the PGA Tour have welcomed him back with open arms. It's so cute that the DWFs will once again have a (1/8) negro Santa Claus to "believe in"Â￾ and cheer on.

    I wonder if his paid thugs are armed? Definitely. After all, aren't zillionaire celebrities, along with globalist elite members of the PTB / Z0G / NWO the same limp-wristed charlatans who weep to ban all guns? Wait, those pesky little regulations are only meant for the yes-men white goyim.
     
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    WASP, thanks for posting. More confirmation that "Cheatah" is knee-deep in PEDs...along with "side-dish" nookie.
     

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