We're approaching the one year anniversary of Tiger Woods' infamous Thanksgiving car crash that led to the collapse of the golf star's marriage to Elin Nordegren and arguably, his career. So what better way to commemorate the event than with an essay written by Mr. Woods himself? Yes, Tiger Woods continues his rehabilitation PR campaign by writing an essay for Newsweek about how golf was partly at fault for his serial cheating. Ahhh, that explains it, right?
But in fairness, Tiger does begin his sob story by admitting he made some serious mistakes. Here's what he had to say, according to excerpts obtained by The Washington Post:
"I had been conducting my personal life in an artificial way—as if detached from the values my upbringing had taught, and that I should have embraced."
But then Tiger gets really soulful with his words. And yes, we just used the words "soulful" and "Tiger" in the same sentence. You see, now that Tiger is alone, his divorce a done deal and his career faltering, he's found time for some much-needed soul searching. Tiger Woods Admits He "Let Family Down"
"The physical pain from that car accident has long healed. But the pain in my soul is more complex and unsettling; it has been far more difficult to ease—and to understand."
But apparently, the disgraced golfer hasn't learned anything since his original post sex rehab statement (when he still thought he had a shot at reviving his marriage and holding on to his celebrity endorsements), 'cause the rest of the essay starts to read exactly like the same old stuff we've heard before that Elin didn't end up buying and quite frankly, we're just sick of hearing.
"But this much is obvious now: my life was out of balance, and my priorities were out of order. I made terrible choices and repeated mistakes. I hurt the people whom I loved the most. And even beyond accepting the consequences and responsibility, there is the ongoing struggle to learn from my failings." Tiger Woods Reconciles Behavior, Marriage On ESPN
And then for the kicker, the newbie single dad pulls out the kid card, admitting he now realizes the importance of pretty much all he has left now—his two children.