Tiger Woods is scheduled to give a press conference around 10:30 a.m. today. There is much anticipation around the world’s number one golfer. Regardless, if you like golf or not, it’s a big deal.
Prior to Thursday, the last time we saw Woods in public was on Thanksgiving – if you don’t count the rehab pictures. Much like older people talk about historic events and they recall there whereabouts, I was in the car with my mother when I heard the news. “Tiger Woods is car crash and taken to the hospital,” media sources said.
The story dominated the news coverage for days. That was the last we saw of him.
That’s a long time to vanish if you are one of the most recognizable people on the planet. How does one totally disappear, especially if everyone is looking for you?
All jokes aside, this is a serious matter for Tiger and his family and you have to include his legion on fans.
The bottom line is what happened at his home is between he and his family. He doesn’t owe any of us an explanation.
This subject has been talked to death.
But the truth is when he turns on the microphone today among his colleagues, associates, close friends and family, with a few reporters that will not be allowed to ask questions, America will stop to watch.
That’s what we do.
He has placed his family in peril. The thought of losing his children, wife and way of life (that is living with respect and honor) has surely taken a devastating toll on him.
I don’t know what Tiger is going through and I hope you never experience it, but I hope he can manage to move forward, play golf and help people through his charitable foundation.
If he does suffer from an addiction issue, then he is on the right track by seeking help. Teachable moment; The watchful eye of the camera has tricked us. The lens has lead us to believe that the more we see of someone, the more we know them. We have been duped. Not by the media, but by familiarity.
So what do we really know? Not as much as we would like to think. Don’t sit so high so that you may not see.