Tiger finally breaks the silence!!!
February 19, 2010 10:36am CST
Hi all, a few minutes ago Tiger Woods gave a press conference on his cheating and numerous affairs. It was really touching, he seemed remorseful. You could see the effect of all that had happened on his face. He has really suffered, and I believe he touched some hearts especially those who have been critical of him while some do not think he did a good job although he focused on his family and apologized severally to Elin and his kids. He also did not take questions, which is understandable. What did you think of this? Did it come too late? Can he be forgiven?
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20 Feb 10
cher913, Actually, whether his wife could forgive him is none of our business but out of everyone's concern whether his family will remain intact would be left to be seen. Especially, where our thoughts and hearts would go out to his young and tender age children who has to live their father's blemish and be a subject of talking point when they go to school. Frankly, if you ask me about this press conference - I'd say that it just does not serve any purpose. I mean if you look at the manner and the whole speech, it is just pathetic where it is nothing more than a mere apology speech laced with some sentimentalism for sponsorship. The speech just wreaks totalitarian control. I just find that it does not serve any purpose at all and that the time spent he might as well stay at home and spend more time with the family. Have private meetings with his sponsors and the PGA committee. I just find that he is aggravating the aggressive media and public at the end of the day, here.
20 Feb 10
I believe the essence of the press conference is to let the whole world know he is sorry. There are a lot of kids who have looked up to him as thier role models and they are poeple who are not his sponsors, family and friends and he in fact does not know. Private meetings will hold but he needs to apologize to others he cant meet.
• Quezon City, Philippines
19 Feb 10
I think he just did what is supposed to be done a long time ago. Although for many who are into this situation you do it when you are really pressured to do so. I think that his reputation has already been put down and he has no way out but to really apologize and let the public know that he is remorseful about what he did to appease the public to know what is the truth behind the controversy. Being a public figure you are bound to make your image as crystal clear as any taint you make would taint and will take time before your image will be restored back to where it all started.
• United States
19 Feb 10
I think it was good that he did that speech today, because there are a lot of people that look up to him that become disappointed after the scandal explode after thanks giving. I think he was looking very remorseful and really humble, but that won't erase all the pain that he caused. He does need help, but if I would be his wife, I wouldn't stay with him. His lack of respect was extreme. Besides right now he can say all what he wants, but time will tell if he is being truthful or not. As people in my country said, the wind takes the words, but the actions are the ones who stay with us. Only time will tell if he is really sorry.
• Puerto Rico
19 Feb 10
He did a very good job and he will be forgiven. If his wife can work to forgiven who are we not too either. I'm so glad he told the paparazzi to stay away from his family that he brought this on himself and they don't deserve this. You can see it on his face that this has broken him. I thought he touch on all point and the rest should be private. I hope he continues to get the help he needs and the family can survive and be a happy once again.
• United States
19 Feb 10
...Hi there lindiebiz, Tiger Woods as someone said is golf. They lose 50% of their revenue when he is not playing in a tournament, they report. The golfers who compete against him lose money because the pot is higher when Tiger is on the course. So everybody loses when Tiger is not in the lineup, so to speak. Tiger did what he had to do, he is now in rehab for an addiction, he sounds as if he wants to save his marriage, I don't know if Elin can cope with all of it. This was very humilating to her, the kids are young, they only want mommy and daddy to get along and stay together, I feel sorry for them most of all. We all are human, but I think the tight control his father had and all the playing to be number one, made him want to stray from the sensible lines. Not to make any excuse, but you need a little fun with the work and I think he went to get his fun all at one time and got carried away with the attention and women. Hopefully they can work it out. He didn't have to take questions, he needs to get better with the therapy and get back on the golf course. I got a kick out of his mother's body language through the first part of his speech, and that's what it was, not a press conference, you take questions at a conference. This was an apology within a speech. His mother sat with her arms folded and her lips pouted like "I am sick of you for this embarrassment", she put her arms down eventually and hugged him in the end, after all this is her only child I believe. Let him start winning again and breaking records, Tiger will be fine. If Elin goes back with him, she should take the family on the road with him, or at least herself, for a while until this stabilizes. Tiger needs help, the women won't stop, she has to be there to stop their crazy behinds and Tiger has to respect his marriage. Otherwise?? Take care. .
21 Feb 10
I dont entirely agree with you, I don't see why he should be banned from the game all because he has a character flaw. It has been happening for years and it did not affect his performance in the game. Lots of other professionals do same and none of them have been banned from thier jobs. Unfortunately for him, he has spoilt his good name and let a lot of poeple down especially those who believed in him
19 Feb 10
lindiebiz, After watching the video feed, I just have to say that I am a little disappointed and wished that he should not have done it. Personally, I just wished his management and him could have done more than just have a selected list of attendees and not forgetting just one television network to record and broadcast. Furthermore, what is the meaning of discussion which he keeps repeating in his constructed speech where there's no "Questions and Answers" session??!! This is the time when he should be doing more like addressing, stating to the point and mean business to those insensitive and irresponsible paparazzi who staked out his wife and 2 year old daughter during this ordeal. Also, to address all false allegations that has caused his family to suffer unnecessary embarrassments and whatnot continuously. I just cannot help feeling that he is being ignorant and having the wrong impression that he is still in control, here. No doubt, he has shown enough remorse for his actions but he hasn't done enough here. Because, let's not forget that there are still aggravating issues out there with the press, the golfing fraternity and the public. And, they will not react kindly or let alone sit down and wait for the wave to subside. If this is actually what and all he intended to do in the first place, then he might as well save it and hold a buffet party at his home with his list of favored invitees and take it from there.